Handwritten notes are becoming extinct. Why?

TaLeiza CallowayColumn, St. Joseph0 Comments

On a recent trip to Barnes and Noble, I came across a box of quotable cards. I was more than excited as it was the first time I have seen them in St. Cloud and have often found them only at the airport. It was a good day. As I expressed my excitement, an older woman walked up and we started

Once I solve problems, I’ll buy underwear

Christian GilmanColumn0 Comments

It was pointed out to me in a recent conversation with my bride of what will be 50 years this December, that I needed some new underwear. Now I’ve got to tell you, I don’t pay much attention to underwear. Don’t get me wrong. I wear it. I just don’t pay much attention to it. I shower, then I look

Now’s the time to go monarch hunting

Dennis DalmanColumn, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

Every child – and adult, come to think of it – should have the chance to witness in person one of the most awe-inspiring spectacles of nature: the life-cycle stages of the monarch butterfly. Seeing it on film just won’t do. That’s like trying to fathom the grandeur of the Grand Canyon by seeing snapshots of it. This is the

Where’s the ‘history’ on History Channel?

Dennis DalmanColumn, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

Whatever happened to the History Channel? What do ice-road truckers, bayou tormenters of “monster fish” and pawn-shop wheelers-dealers have to do with history? Well, you tell me. The History Channel ought to be called the “Yahoo Channel.” It’s turned into programs of hard-scrabble people doing desperate jobs. I have trouble believing in any of it. As soon as a camera

Motherly approach to Olympics makes it more entertaining

TaLeiza CallowayColumn, St. Joseph0 Comments

Something about watching the Olympics makes me want to put on a sweat suit and work out or play a sport. I often try to imagine myself diving for a hit during beach volleyball or twirling in the air as the elite gymnasts do. It is only a thought though. When I played volleyball in high school, I was definitely

Olympics a London triumph, despite Romney

Dennis DalmanColumn, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

Column by Candi Vlasaty Mitt Romney’s visit to London coincided with the opening of the Olympic games. He barely stepped off his plane before he stepped on London’s toes. He questioned whether the British were ready for the games to begin, and he commented on their lack of Olympic enthusiasm. Were the British ready and enthusiastic? Yes. Were Mitt Romney’s