I understand a few of you are – once again – upset by my columns and editorials. So I am too negative, you say? Too vitriolic? What about the negative, vitriolic slash-and-burn tactics of the extreme right-wingers and Tea Party wackos who have been attacking our president and virtually every Democrat in this country? Do you also take issue with
Bob Zimmerman got the last laugh I’ve always wanted to interview Bob Dylan, but since that’s not in the cards, Margy Hughes is the next best thing. Hughes lives in St. Joseph and taught physical education at the College of St. Benedict for more than 30 years. She was a member of the Hibbing High School Student Council and gave
Now I know what the phrase “herding cats” means. Literally. “Herding cats” is defined as “something virtually impossible to do.” Yes. Like catching the homeless cats in my backyard. Last summer, a little girl, selling stuff for school, knocked on my door and saw cats in the window. “Oh! You have two cats,” she said with that sweet, breathless excitement
If you’ve ever had a bout with cancer, as I have, you know how virtually impossible it is to find an insurance plan that is even remotely affordable, unless you’re rolling in dough. And who is these days? About a year ago, I had a cancerous growth removed from one of my vocal cords. I was lucky. It was early-stage.
Eric G. Bing Guest writer One of the world’s largest foreign aid organizations recently announced it will be forced to make substantial program cuts this year. For hundreds of thousands of people, the consequences could be lethal. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced late last year it had failed to raise the minimum $13 billion needed
I never understood algebra before, but I am learning fast. Our oldest son just got his first apartment, and he furnished it with everything we owned. If I have the math right, it means we are one more son away from an empty nest and bankruptcy. I’ve come to the conclusion the only difference between a burglar and a child
They say you get what you pay for. Not these days you don’t. Nowadays you can spend an arm and a leg and still end up with a piece of junk. Recent examples: one telephone, three phone batteries, two coffee makers, a CD player, a baker’s dozen of kitchen utensils – to name just some. Good thing I keep receipts.
Feb. 1 marked the start of Black History Month – a time when the world pauses to reflect on the struggles, triumphs and contributions of African-Americans. It is a time when students learn a little more about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Malcolm X and Mary McLeod Bethune. It is a great time of discovery and reverence. Yes,