The Farm Bleat
Back when I was in the eighth grade at then-Worthington Area Junior High School, I faced my biggest decision ever about class offerings.
I could enroll in one full-year elective as a freshman.
It doesnt sound like that big of a deal, until you hear the options.
For me, the decision waivered between enrolling in Agriculture 9 and following in the FFA footsteps of my two older brothers (yes, back...
January 22, 2015 - 4:44am
The Adventures of Power Femme
You would think in writing this blog for the past six months it would have dawned on me at some point to explain why I have, or rather how I earned, the nickname Power Femme. However, youd be wrong well, until this morning that is. Femme Wonder mentioned it offhandedly a while back and it went in one ear and right out the other, likely jumping the turnstile in the middle to speed up the proces...
January 21, 2015 - 10:33am
Thursday I went through my typical routine when I know that I have blog coming up.
I checked the marker board in our newsroom to see what day my next installment was due. As usual, my first thought was, Hmmmm. what can I write about? Its a question I wrestle with every week and a half or so but, for whatever reason, whenever I actively try to generate ideas, my mind goes blank.
Dont get me wr...
January 19, 2015 - 9:10pm
Time for Moore
A key advantage of traveling is returning home with a renewed appreciation for one's normal surroundings and day-to-day existence. You know, the comforts of home and all that.
Just after Christmas, my family experienced a first: we journeyed to Florida, where our daughter was spending the week with the Worthington High School marching band. The rest of us alternately relaxed and supported the ...
January 14, 2015 - 8:53pm
This Side of Reality
Some of us can never understand why so many young people put on summery clothes during the cold of winter. Former Daily Globe editor Ray Crippen broached the topic earlier this month in his delightful weekly column.
I am one of those who, until now, often went out into the cold underdressed. It wasnt out of fashion sense. It was, instead, due to a lack of attention to detail. But now, in my mid...
January 14, 2015 - 7:42pm
Tales from the Chief
I imagine it was roughly 38 years ago when I played in my first YBA game. That was the name of the youth basketball league that had its practices and games at the local YMCA and, I would imagine, Ys across the country.
Some of my close friends played hoops in that league, and I recall having practice after school once a week and games on Saturday mornings. My younger brother Ian played, too, a...
January 12, 2015 - 2:52pm
For most of last week, I was in the midst of a blizzard -- a storm of memories.
When I asked for remembrances of the Arctic Hurricane of 1975, I expected a positive response -- after all, I had experienced it myself and knew it was a memorable weather event -- but could not have anticipated all that would be forthcoming.
Obviously, the severity of that storm has not been forgotten, and Id like ...
January 12, 2015 - 12:34pm
The holiday season has come and gone. I traveled to and from Lewiston to Mankato to Worthington and now the fun part begins -- going through my Christmas loot.
Part of that loot happens to be a new television, which Im eternally grateful for as Ive had the same one since my freshman year of college. It was time for an upgrade. Thanks, Mom and Dad.
This television, though, has some of the latest...
January 05, 2015 - 11:42pm
This New Year, my resolution has been to slow down a little bit.
People who know me may scratch their head when I say that because, while I do have talents and good qualities Ive been given and do use, I can also be an air-head too and be accident prone. I can be a little slow from time to time, if you will. I am being a little hard on myself, sure, but I also know Im telling the truth.
January 09, 2014 - 10:38pm
Call it an early holiday present. Or, maybe more accurately, a sneak peek.
The above photograph comes from a story reporter Aaron Hagen and I are working on. Look for the full story to appear in the Daily Globe after Christmas and before New Years.
I wont say much more, other than that Hagen and I are taking a look at aviation.
Talking with Roger Spofford, I learned that, yes, you c...
December 23, 2013 - 5:18am