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.”
SAM COOK: We like to think we choose our own path in life, set our goals and make our way in the world. But sometimes we take for granted those who opened our eyes to new horizons, took a chance on us or provided course corrections along the way.
SAM COOK: Now comes word, from no less than the New York Times, that drug-testing has come to ice-fishing Let’s idle our jigging rods just long enough to ponder a few things. Mainly, how in the world could performance-enhancing drugs improve your ice fishing? More animated jigging action? Better control of your power auger?
SAM COOK: I see the two dark forms up ahead, perhaps a half-mile down Round Lake off the Gunflint Trail. They are stationary, like two old anglers hunched over fishing holes on the ice. But that would be an odd place to see a couple of ice anglers, I think.
SAM COOK: Two of us were driving down Homestead Road near Duluth last Saturday when we saw several cars pulled off the road. Warmly dressed people with binoculars and spotting scopes were lined up, facing west.
SAM COOK: One moment, she had been sitting in her office at work, staring at her computer screen, bathed in weak fluorescent light. The walls were institutional gray, which is what her countenance had been when I stopped by.
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