Sunday, November 19, 2017

Opinions

This past year has been exhausting. I find as I grow older that time moves faster. I obviously don’t want it to, but I think it’s just a fact of life. I fear that sooner or later a year may pass by in a blink of an eye. My grandma always used to tell me not to wish my life away, and that living...
The grand adventure began in 1907, according to the Internet, when an architect named John McLaren designed something called a roundabout, for cars and street cars, in California. It continued with the Brits, who built a “circular junction” in 1909. It spread to Minnesota in 1995, starting in...
Have you been extra kind this week? I hope so, because the calendar says it’s World Kindness Day (Nov. 13). Unlike all the other national days, this is one celebration designed to benefit us all. The United Way organization around the state has been promoting random acts of kindness. United Way...
Those dark days are back. And I’m gonna say what so many of us are probably thinking. What is the dang deal with Daylight Saving? What kind of diabolical mind is behind this wonderful pitch-black-at-5 p.m.-and-earlier-starting-every-November idea? Arizona doesn’t have it (except, apparently, for...
My heart pours out to the folks at the tiny little church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, where a gunman went on a shooting rampage and killed 26 people over the weekend. It leaves me with a sickening feeling to know that one person could cause so much devastation and destruction of human lives. The...
I love the snow, but I’m not quite accustomed to the cold that always follows it.  Winter is a peaceful time for most. Snow entails the holiday season, and fires, and family. My winter is just more hectic then the average person’s.  For me, winter means long practices and aching muscles. It means...
Sorry to say, she’s a typical young employee, this woman manning the fast-food drive-through. She’s obviously there just to put in her hours and make her money – and to heck with annoying customers, like the one who insisted on ordering another something after she abruptly hung up, believing the...
Airports are places of high anxiety. My mother has never had good experiences with airplanes, ergo neither have I. The majority of my mother’s side of the family lives on the west coast, in Washington state. Since I was very young we have been making the trek out to the coast to visit my...
It was long ago and far away, over the course of several dark and stormy nights. We’re speaking, of course, about the infamous period years ago when an area neighborhood was overrun by ghosts and goblins. These were serious ghouls, who took particular pride in their All Hallows Eve wardrobe,...
  As I drove across southeastern Minnesota over the weekend to visit my son at college in Madison, I admired all the wonderful fall colors. I also noticed the farmers busy at work, and it made me think about what they will be facing in the coming weeks. It is a special time of the year for farmers...

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Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

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Kasson, MN 55944

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