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The Land of Chief Joseph
The story of this painting, Land of Chief Joseph, by Steve Henderson of Steve Henderson Fine Art: Among the Nez Perce Indians of the Pacific Northwest, there were two Chief Josephs: "Old Chief Josep...
2/17/14 at 3:45 PM Young Children: Homeschooling Them is FUN 8/29/13 at 2:34 PM
Your Lawn and Your Life 4/29/13 at 6:20 PM
Environmentalism Grows Up
Today's environmentalists are using a more cooperative approach to see a cleaner planet. Maybe you saw the video of a teacher blowing up her students who dont volunteer to participate in carbon reduc...
11/26/13 at 3:38 PM
Maple Rapids Road Bridge lost to Mother Nature
Neglect and Mother Nature brought this bridge down last week If there was a word that should be added to the historic preservation glossary, it would be Neglect. A process of ignoring the needs of ...
4/11/13 at 10:37 AM Bear Tavern Bridge and the Washington Victory Trail gone- or is it? 9/20/12 at 1:08 PM
Letting Go, Letting Life
The trek was over. I got back to Zhuhai, my home in China for the past eleven months. But though I was done trekking, I wasn't through with traveling: I had 48 left in China to ready for a long journ...
10/6/12 at 8:21 AM Wild Monkeys 9/22/12 at 6:53 AM
Writing a column is like preparing dinner; sometimes you make a nice Sunday dinner and sometimes you heat up leftovers. You are getting the latter this week. Pet Dander I heard a recent study...
6/23/12 at 7:27 AM
faith fridays: 'a tiny whispering sound'
In the first Book of Kings, read a few weeks ago at Mass (9: 91, 11-13a), we were reminded of a time Elijah was at the Mountain of God, Horeb, standing before a cave where he'd come to find shelter. W...
8/18/11 at 11:00 PM mama mondays: when you gotta go... 6/27/10 at 4:44 PM
i couldn't have said it better 3/22/09 at 4:12 PM
I am amazed that a one hour stop en route to a meeting in Duluth at Jay Cooke State Park in northern Minnesota keeps generating thinks day after day. As I viewed the pictures in the slideshow again fr...
8/14/11 at 8:20 PM
Sea of White
Sinking in over a foot of snow (if not more) and being tranformed from a living fuctional unit into a statue made of ice, winter in Minnesota can best be described as an odessy in itself. Fighting t...
1/11/11 at 5:49 PM
The Oddities of Human Nature
As a general rule, I don’t approve of e-mail forwards. I get particularly tired of the ones that threaten dire consequences if you don’t immediately forward it on to 10 of your closest fri...
6/10/10 at 3:08 AM
Super Healthy Chili
It would be a safe bet to assume most people who are hosting a Super Bowl party will have chili on the menu. And you can be sure that no two of them will be exactly alike. That's the wa...
1/27/10 at 4:25 AM
The Nature Hike went well, the weather was not cooperative..it was mostly a misty rain. We took an umbrella, just in case someone wanted to use it. I am not sweet enough to melt in a little rain. We h...
8/9/09 at 4:49 AM