Well hell, it looks to be another of those happy go lucky days, earlier than 6 a.m., a dark early October morning, the day ahead on his mind, …

In 1998 I delved deeply into the works of Steven Covey, including his book “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” as part of some medi…

I don’t like mice. I don’t like seeing them in a cage, running crazily on a treadmill wheel. I don’t like seeing them skitter about in the woo…

There’s an old adage that says the way to be safe is never to be secure.  Whoever said that can bugger off.


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In 2019, naturalist George Blasing of San Antonio, Texas, wrote about how people indiscriminately kill animals because they don’t understand t…

It’s the middle of September. They say we’re in for some early fall colors, maybe duller than other years with this summer-long “drought” and …

I’d like to address a word I’ve heard a lot of lately – indoctrination.

There are definitely some expectations that come with being a sports fan, even if your primary sports aren’t baseball and basketball.

The last week in July marked the annual memorial for Anishinaabeg who died after being manipulated by the colonial government.

With less than one month before the 2021-2022 school year begins, we are getting ready for the new year to be a return to normal at Aitkin Pub…

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They were sitting there on top of their hill, side by side in their reclined wooden chairs, not talking for a while, just looking out at the n…

Trying to do too much, or having to assume too much responsibility can result in that feeling of spinning in place, of being unsure what the n…

The green, expansive lawn is as American as apple pie. In fact, over 40 million acres of land in the U.S. have some type of lawn on it. Accord…

For the last year and a quarter, Aitkin Independent School District No. 1 has been saying – and pleading with the public to listen – that it i…

I haven’t been back there in a couple weeks, they looked good then, thick with still-green blackberries in patches where you stand in one spot…

When I first started looking into nighttime  “noise machines” to help me sleep, I quickly realized how much nature had to offer in ways of rel…

Community workdays have long been a tradition in most countries of the world.  Collaboration is how things get done, especially those projects…

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