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A few weeks ago, I caught myself saying “have a nice day” to a co-worker as I left the office. That might sound benign enough to most, except …

Seems like such a simple saying. So why is it so hard? All relationships have their ups and downs, that’s just how they work. Having disagreem…

Several months ago, while enjoying a meal at a local restaurant, a man sitting in the booth next to me said he reads my columns often and part…

I’m trying to figure out what it’s going to take to convince the unvaccinated people out there that there is nothing to be afraid of. If there…

Recently, I was informed by Facebook that two of my nephews had just set a Guinness world record for most consecutive ultimate flying disc (Fr…

Why do some people insist on having a messy yard? I’ll never understand it. Is it the old “the guy with the most stuff in the yard wins” menta…

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It’s been two and half years since I’ve come on board at the Messenger. Boy that time went fast! But like how time flies, life changes. 

Most likely, if you are of a certain Christian faith who baptize their youth, you have been asked at least once to be a godfather or godmother…

There were a dozen or so Roman Catholic sponsored grade schools scattered across the city of St. Cloud in the 1950s. Holy Spirit was the newes…

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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…

At first, Covid didn’t have much of an affect on my life other than being conscious of the usual precautions. But in March of 2020, it seemed …

One of the many inconveniences as a result of the world-wide COVID pandemic over the past 18 months has been the disruption of the normal fune…

It was September of 2001 and we had just moved into the house we built on the land I grew up on. The kids were young and life was good. Long w…

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As so eloquently put by the legendary Alan Jackson: Where were you when the world stopped turning on Sept. 11? If you are old enough to have a…

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