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Friday, March, 29, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
Maybe Minnesota’s moms are behind this late ice-out scenario. Maybe they just got a little weary of sharing their Mother’s Day weekend with the opening weekend of Minnesota’s fishing season.
Friday, May, 10, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
The yellow dog was ahead of us on the old logging trail, and when I came around a bend, I could see she was on point. She will do that with pheasants and grouse.
Friday, October, 25, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
We are in the hanging-on time now, just trying to ride through, endure. This is December in the North, with the winter solstice upon us. The final, dark dwindling to the low ebb of our year.
Friday, December, 20, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
I stand on Superior Street across from Sir Ben’s, watching the parade of humanity flow past.
Friday, June, 28, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
Most of us try to maintain a decent image of ourselves. Just a sense of, “I’m OK. I’m getting by. I’m doing all right today.” I mean, don’t we?
Friday, March, 22, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
My wife, Phyllis, was sitting at the computer the other night when she began laughing. A friend of hers, according to a Facebook post, said her young son had looked out the window and started singing, “Jingle Bells.”
Friday, April, 12, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
SAM COOK: No matter what manner of physical activity you pursue this time of year, you’re looking for trouble.
Friday, May, 03, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
Sam Cook column: You raise these kids to think independently, and doggone if they don’t become independent thinkers.
Friday, October, 04, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
SAM COOK: I am trying to cope with the darkness that seems to wrap itself around us as October ebbs into November.
Friday, November, 01, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
SAM COOK: One morning last weekend, I rose early and took my book to the patio. No breeze stirred. The water in the pool was glass. Nobody else was up.
Friday, April, 19, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
SAM COOK: This is for the one who stands before our kids every morning to unveil the mysteries of multiplication tables or the bicameral legislative system or centrifugal force.
Friday, June, 07, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
SAM COOK: A warm July night on the Duluth waterfront. Eighty-three degrees at 8:30 p.m. The air might as well be straight off the Caribbean.
Friday, July, 19, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
SAM COOK: My day had hardly begun, and already I faced a decision. I was cleaning up after a morning run, and I was operating from a soap deficit.
Friday, August, 16, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
SAM COOK: Each form of communication has its strengths. A video posted on social media. A conversation over a beer. A phone call from the back woods.
Friday, February, 07, 2014 - Duluth News Tribune - News
Sam Cook column: Up north evening, mama loon sings. Trailing closely, two new loonlings. Bleachers, ump and pint-size batter, Little League night, infield chatter.
Friday, July, 05, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
SAM COOK: I miss Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris and Van Morrison. I miss the sound of a mallard quacking, telling me I’m getting a call from a friend. Yep. I’m operating untethered this week.
Friday, May, 31, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
Sam Cook column: The hinterland is somewhere far from home, preferably where there is at least a mile between houses as the redtail flies, where the nighttime landscape is dappled with a handful of yard lights below and about a million stars above. And with good people, who still have time to visit.
Friday, October, 18, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
Sam Cook column: Two of us were bumbling around at the back of the van, grabbing snowshoes, pulling on face masks, cinching down those areas of heat loss where mittens meet sleeves. Cold. Again. Or still.
Friday, January, 03, 2014 - Duluth News Tribune - News
Sam Cook column: Like a lot of other non-Catholics, I suppose, I was fascinated once again this week by the smoke signals from the Sistine Chapel. Black smoke, no new pope yet. White smoke, new pope.
Friday, March, 15, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News