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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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  • 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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