Bemidji: Bright Lights, Little City

From the Friday after Thanksgiving all the way through to the end of the cold, cruel month of January, I have at least a little something to smile over when I drive past the Lake Bemidji waterfront park on the way home from work. I snapped these photos a few hours after the First City…
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A Day For Ann Daley

I got a bigger window into the big world of Ann Daley Sunday afternoon at her 80th birthday party. I’ve known Ann for a few years through my work at the Bemidji Pioneer. I’m not sure when we met, but it might have been at the Bemidji Senior Center’s (now the Paul Bunyan Senior Activity…
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The Girl With Green Hair

We humans are an envious lot. For a lot of us, what we’re born with just isn’t good enough. The grass is always greener, they say… If your hair is straight as a stick (like mine), you’ll envy your friend’s gorgeous curls. She, on the other hand, will curse those hard-to-control kinks while wishing she…
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Aussome!!!

I was washing my hair today when I noticed my Aussie brand shampoo’s name was Aussome Volume. Somehow that had escaped me, both when I bought it and the several times I’ve used it since. Some copy editor I am! To be fair, though, I probably would have noticed if someone at the Pioneer had…
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Camera Repair For Dummies?

In June 2009, in a motel room in Jamaica, Queens, I happily downloaded photos of New York City, but then discovered my SD card would not stay in its slot in my beloved Canon S5 IS. I haven’t used the camera since, although I’ve tried all sorts of tricks, short of opening it up. But…
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