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  • HEARTACHE

    I just viewed some video on the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. Mexico beach near Panama City on the Florida panhandle looks obliterated. My heart and prayers go out to all those people who have suffered terrible losses–and to the survivors of those who died. And …

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  • FANTASY

    Writing for the sake of writing today. I’m only a couple of weeks away from the publication of my new book. That should be exciting. Especially after a year’s work finally coming to fruition. Yet, I have mixed emotions; despite the feeling that it’s probably …

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  • TREASURE FOUND

    If you live up here in northeastern Minnesota I don’t have to remind you of the lousy weather we’ve has over the past several weeks–rain, frost, and this morning snow on the rooftops. And, more coming tonight. The weather-guessers say that the weak sun of …

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  • OBITS

    A highlight of my week is reading the Sunday Star-Trib on Sunday mornings. I always start with the ‘Sports’ then the front page, Minnesota section, opinion pages, and then save the Variety section’s crossword puzzles to work on later in the day and through the …

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  • FRIENDSHIPS

    Yesterday I visited an old friend at Saint Mary’s in Duluth. Al DeLapointe and I go back to my earliest days in Hibbing-we were both social studies teachers and our two families blended nicely. Al had major surgery and, I know, a lot of prayers …

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  • FAITH

    I know what ‘faith’ is but I checked my dictionary to reconcile my notion: “Faith (noun) is a complete trust or confidence in someone or something. My thesaurus offered words like; trust, belief, conviction, dedication, hope, and others. No problem here. Faith (adjective) can be …

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  • POLITICS

    There was a time in my life when ‘politics’ was a big part of my life. I’d always been a news-junkie but a series of events led me to a much deeper involvement in the Minnesota political arena; thus my story and my evolution. While …

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  • NOSTALGIA

    My home of nearly fifty years is located on 5th Avenue West–the outer edge of Hibbing. The railroad line across the street has been vacated for many years and the overburden dump a few hundred yards west of the rails has long been overgrown with …

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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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