Beverly Godfrey column: This winter is the coldest on record in Duluth since the winter of 1874-75. People 139 years ago might have lacked many of our modern conveniences, but they dealt with the cold better than we do.
Beverly Godfrey column: I love geeking out about the Olympics. Where else in one place can you find snowboarder kids with baggy pants, ice dancers with glitter on their faces, skeleton racers going highway speeds down an icy track, and more heart-touching stories than you can shake a tissue at?
Beverly Godfrey column: The Los Angeles Times published an article Wednesday that started with the story of Samantha Avers of Duluth. But that would be Duluth, Ga., a suburb of Atlanta, and the story was about the 22 hours it took for her to make a 40-minute commute home from work.
Beverly Godfrey column: This Christmas marked the one-year anniversary of my family getting cellphones. It’s an anniversary most people marked years ago, I know. But for the longest time, I couldn’t see spending so much money on something I’d been living without for so long.
Beverly Godfrey column: I’ve been getting a lot done during these cold, dark days of winter. I got my illusion and alteration up to 100. My archery is at 96. My restoration is lagging at 68, but when you’re as tough as me, there’s little need to heal oneself with magic.
Beverly Godfrey column: Call it a public-service announcement or a desperate plea from a woman on the edge. Either way, let me start by saying: You can turn off the sound effects on your digital camera.
Beverly Godfrey: “Four of the first seven accidents listed by the Minnesota State Patrol involve deer. Be careful out there,” reporter John Lundy warned the newsroom on Nov. 16. Two days later, I did an awesome job of not hitting a deer.
Beverly Godfrey column: “Oh!” I said recently. “We could go up the new road they just fixed!” Both kids doubled over in laughter. “You said that so Minnesotan!” my daughter said, repeating back, “Oah, goah up the noo roahd.”
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