I recently participated in a discussion on storytelling and getting to know your neighbors at the St. Cloud Library. It was so nice to interact with people I had seen in passing and, of course, meet new people in the area. I actually ran into a woman who remembered me interviewing her in 2007 when I was an intern for the
by Candi Vlasaty With age comes wisdom. I don’t know who said that but they must be older than me. I’m still waiting for my wisdom. All I get with age is gray hair, sore feet and a multitude of unexplained aches and pains. My medicine cabinet has aged with me. What used to be a few odds and ends
by Steve Browne This past election was touted as a battle for the soul of America. It seems by now America’s soul has been battled over more often than an alcoholic at a tent revival. The way the two sides shaped up roughly, is one wishes to conserve a unique and precious tradition of freedom and individualism bequeathed us by
Hey, I have a good idea: Let’s eat Grandma. Whoops!, I mean to say: Let’s eat, Grandma. Today, I received an email with an attachment, a photo of a T-shirt that states boldly: LET’S EAT GRANDMA. LET’S EAT, GRANDMA COMMAS SAVE LIVES I’m going to buy it and wear it every day for the rest of my life, taking it
I wish someone could have pinched me as I read that Motown, the Detroit record label that helped discover the talents of the Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, the Temptations and Smokey Robinson, was coming to Broadway in the form of a musical. I couldn’t believe it and then again I could. It will make for a great musical. Decades since
by Rick Schultz, St. Joseph Mayor First, I want to recognize three who have concluded their service as St. Joseph board members. Sr. Kathleen Kalinowski served on the St. Joseph Planning Commission for 33 years. Her leadership and knowledge will be missed. Lonnie Abbott faithfully served on the St. Joseph Park Board for 16 years. Tom Skahan served on the St.
Unless you have been living under a rock, you have heard about the young football player from Notre Dame who has now divulged he had been duped by an online relationship for some three years. According to the latest version of the story, he never actually met this young lady who was supposed to be his girlfriend but had a
There’s no better way to kick off Women’s History Month than to honor a woman whose single act of courage launched a movement that continues today. A statue of Rosa Parks was unveiled recently in Washington, D.C. She is the first African-American to get a full-length statue in the Capitol’s National Statutory Hall. I have only two words in response