Once I solve problems, I’ll buy underwear

Christian GilmanColumnLeave a Comment

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. StephenLeave a Comment

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. JosephLeave a Comment

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

Olympics a London triumph, despite Romney

Dennis DalmanColumn, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. JosephLeave a Comment

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

A digital book club takes away from ‘club’ experience

TaLeiza CallowayColumn, St. JosephLeave a Comment

Snacks. Fellowship. Good conversation. Those are just a few perks that can come from a monthly book club. Think about it. If you’ve read the book and are actually prepared for the discussion, book clubs can be thought-provoking and even inspiring. And if it’s really good, snacks are served last. I just don’t see how digital book clubs can provide