Film sheds light on gender differences

TaLeiza CallowayColumn, St. Joseph0 Comments

We have all heard the phrase, “Battle of the Sexes.” That is a consistent theme in the romantic comedy “Think Like a Man.” The movie is based on the 2011 best-selling book written by actor, radio host and comedian Steve Harvey, which is entitled “Act like a Lady, Think Like A Man: What Men Really Think about Love, Relationships, Intimacy

College students eat lots of Ramen noodles

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

I call them the “Ramen Shoppers.” They never fail to fill me with sympathy and sadness. You can see them in the grocery stores of all college towns. They are typically between the ages of 19 and 24. Pushing their grocery carts down the aisles, they take time intently pondering the price of this or that item. Sometimes they linger

Attacks against Earth Day so typical of extremists

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

Some right-wing extremists want to throw out baby with bathwater. The latest example of that all-or-nothing attitude surfaced recently, again, when so many radical Republicans rapped Earth Day as some kind of demonic rite of spring. Case in point: District 11B Rep. Mary Franson (R-Alexandria). She commented about Earth Day, in a tweet message, “Absolutely infuriates me – a celebration

Volunteerism should be celebrated year-round

TaLeiza CallowayEditorial, St. Joseph0 Comments

April might have marked National Volunteer Week, a time to hail the contributions of citizens who donate their time, but giving back to your school, church or community is something that should be done and celebrated year-round. National Volunteer Week 2012 was recognized April 15-21. While the week of appreciation ended six days ago, it cannot be disputed volunteers deserve

Dick Clark had no right to die

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

How dare Dick Clark die? He wasn’t supposed to die. He had no right to die. When we baby boomers were young, that’s what we’d say, “Dick Clark will never die. He never ages. He’ll stay young forever.” That youth-obsessed delusion was our Peter-Pan goal once upon a time: never grow old, never die. That was then when the world

Franken: Celebrating a healthier Minnesota

Christian GilmanLetter to the Editor, Opinion, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

by Sen. Al Franken It has been two years since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, and even though it won’t be fully implemented until 2014, millions of Americans and Minnesotans are already enjoying benefits from important provisions in the law. For example, no child in American can now be denied health insurance coverage because he or she has

Titanic keeps sinking in my mind

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

Why am I still riveted by anything to do with the sinking of the H.M.S. Titanic, as if that disaster happened just yesterday? I’ve been pondering that question for the past week, prompted by the centennial of that ship’s sinking on April 15, 1912. Whenever I happen to channel-flip through TV and glimpse something about the Titanic, I always think,