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  • COUNTING MY BLESSINGS

    Yesterday’s post came on a ‘blue’ day and I apologize if i came across as negative. Writing for me is a great joy but elf-publishing my work is no fun at all. Nor is marketing. That aside, I really like my latest noveL. At times …

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  • IT IS WHAT IT IS!

    It’s been said that one should never write anything when he/she is in a funk. I’m in a funk this morning. My day began as it often does with a perusal of the Minneapolis Star-Trib. On page 2 was an interesting survey-based story ‘READING AT …

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  • TWINS: 2018 EDITION

    As I hope you know, I am a Twins fanatic and an optimist. They surprised me last year in a positive way and I doubt if they will slip back to the 2016 debacle. The new front office (FO) has done many things that have …

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  • BLESSINGS

    Every day I count my blessings and having gone to Mass this morning I’m especially reflective. First, I thank God for His gift of creativity as I continue to work on my next novel. I’m often asked, “Where do you get your ideas?” I usually …

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  • WAITING

    My first report from the ‘Sunshine State’ is an optimistic one. Naturally, I follow the weather in Hibbing and all the Minnesota stuff on the internet. It’s been cold up there. Now down here it’s been cold, too. A different kind of cold. A cold …

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  • Mickey

    If you’ve checked this post the chances are that you know who Mickey is. If not, Father Michael ‘Mickey’ Moran is a priest born in Hibbing (Minnesota) and currently the chaplain of the Newman Center at UMD in Duluth. Mickey is a fictitious priest and …

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  • North Hibbing

    Almost everybody who knows anything about Hibbing is aware of the incredible story about ‘The Town That Moved’. It is fact that the expanding Oliver Mining operations realized that the village of Hibbing (a thriving mining hub of nearly 20,000 residents) was situated atop some …

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  • Time Flies

    Recently I attended the wake for an old friend of mine back in my ‘growing-up’ days in Hoyt Lakes (and earlier in the east Duluth neighborhood of Riverside). That evening I visited with folks that I hadn’t seen since my high school graduation. As I …

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  • TWELVE

    After nearly twelve months my new novel TWELVE has been published. Now begins the most arduous journey in a book’s life–the marketing part. Sunday’s HIbbing Daily Tribune did a wonderful story on my new book and published a schedule of my book-signing events. Thanks to …

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  • Teaching

    When I finished my graduate work at the University (MA in Public Administration) there were countless job opportunities from federal agencies and state departments. To the frustration of my program advisors I opted not to interview for any of them. I had taught high school …

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