For Sale

Did the title of this column grab you attention? There are few titles so full of intrigue and potential as the one that announces something to be sold. For several years, I have bought and sold via newspaper, radio and internet classifieds, therefore I probably have no more expertise in the matter than you. However,…
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Technology

I’ve always had an interest in technology, something of a gentle love affair with the inventions derived from scientific discovery. My feelings could best be summed up by a few verses from the movie, “Napoleon Dynamite,” which I will save for later. I think the most pervasive piece of recent technology is the cellular phone.…
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The Joy Of Camping

Camping is great, for other people-not me. I’ve been regaled by tales of s’mores-flavored camping trips in which friends and family fall asleep to the sound of frogs croaking while the campfire quietly dies. I’ve always thought the same thing about this beautiful, tranquil scene; it sounds like punishment. No showers, no proper bed, no…
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Good Ole Days

In the musical, “Brigadoon,” the little town in which the story is set appears only once per century. My home town of Viking is like that-only on a shorter time table. Viking is probably not on your radar most of the year but once every year, it appears. Good Ole Days in Viking, Minnesota is August…
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Lonesome Dove

It’s raining, so I’m watching the movie, “Lonesome Dove.” A rainy day is always good for any movie; “Lonesome Dove” is just an excellent choice. We raise a few cattle however I have no interest in being a cowboy, I see myself more like a shepherd, so it’s not the cowboy element that draws me…
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