When our family makes the winter trek to Marcia Hales’ holiday “Spirit in the Lights” display, we’re making our annual trek to Christmas.
For the Budgeteer News, 12/25/2012
So Mother Nature came back with a vengeance last week and left a dumping of snow on the Twin Ports. But at least she didn’t take it out on us as badly as she did the folks in the Twin Cities.
For the Budgeteer News, 12/19/2012
So it’s December, which means I am once again blessed with the opportunity to continue the grand theatrical tradition started by that wacky Greek playwright Aristophanes and poke some local bears with comedy sticks.
For the Budgeteer News, 12/12/2012
So the city of Duluth has conveniently established a First Amendment Zone down at Bentleyville, just in case you had any questions about where free speech is allowed at Bayfront Park.
For the Budgeteer News, 12/05/2012
So another Christmas City of the North Parade has come and gone and, except for an ill-conceived Feisty & Berlin float complete with hungry polar bear and tiny seal riding atop Lake Superior Zoo’s minivan, it went off without a hitch.
For the Budgeteer News, 11/28/2012
So we had a visitor at our front door last weekend as we were preparing to leave for Kaylee’s swim meet up in Aurora. It wasn’t a political candidate with a sack full of glossy flyers. No, it was a small fluffball of a black cat.
For the Budgeteer News, 11/14/2012
With so many complicated choices this political season, how can you possibly be expected to figure out how to pronounce “McElfatrick” or “Anzelc,” let alone which one to vote for?
For the Budgeteer News, 11/05/2012
So last weekend, Sue and I grabbed a butt pad, some crusty gloves, the giant clippers, and we finally got down to it.
For the Budgeteer News, 10/31/2012
So I was in the bathroom the other morning — don’t worry, it’s not another one of those columns — and I had just completed my daily ritual of teeth-brushing, deodorant-applying, and hair-comb-overing. I glanced in the mirror and, I gotta tell you, I liked what I saw/
For the Budgeteer News, 10/24/2012
So here we are, a few weeks away from Halloween and I’m plum out of costume ideas, as well as quaint sayings like “plum out of.”
For the Budgeteer News, 10/17/2012
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