What? I Have A Blog?

If I had written all the blog posts I meant to over the past year, I would have been a prolific blogger. There would have been posts about wonderful plays, delightful concerts, county fairs and city carnivals, and all sorts of things weird and wonderful. I might have imparted words of wisdom that I’ve since…
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Norway’s Martin Drop Delightful In ‘Mere Image’

As cold as it was Saturday, I warmed my heart with laughter that night at  Saarens Productions’ “Mere Image” Saturday night at the Wild Rose Theater. Steve Saari’s writing was amazing, the set was great and the performances were outstanding. I thought Martin Drop, the 14-year-old who came from Norway to do the play, really…
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Unwelcome Adventure

I had thought my 2 a.m. adventure on the way home from work would start and end with the crazy icicles on the outside of the building. But the icicles were just a hint of the cold yet to come. When I got home, I noticed a glow in the snow outside my door, before…
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The Cat Came Back (but Not The Very Next Day)

A familiar “voice” made my heart go pitter-pat around 4 a.m. After a late night at work, I was heading into my house near downtown when I heard the “meow” I’d been listening for each night for about a week. And there he was, happy Dumpster Kitty, aka Orange Kitty, ready to come back in…
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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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