I am not in the habit of addressing one person in such a public fashion, but I feel I ought answer the questions publically directed at me by Rev. Hinz and clarify a few points. First of all, my column...

Befriend your public library

It’s probably no secret that I am a fan of public libraries. I have had library cards in Pine, Roseau, Pennington, Wright, Kanabec, Brown and Sibley counties. Where else can you find so much information and entertainment in one...

New neighbors

There is a turf war going on in my neighborhood, and it has pitted brother against brother. It cuts across color barriers. It involves blacks, browns, and reds. I am referring, of course, to the birds in my yard. One...
So I ask, “Do you know where your swimsuit is?” This is the weekend during which we unofficially start the summer of 2010…so get in gear! You will need a swimsuit if you want to swim here! I say this...
It's time to take a break and celebrate our country's 234th birthday. The color theme is red, white and blue! What you do to celebrate is up to you! We suggest a swim at the ever-cool Gaylord Pool! Wear...

And then it was BACK-to-TIME!

The summer of 2009 did not end with a slow whine but went out with a big BANG! Labor Day we closed our door at 4 p.m. for the summer! Here I was getting ready to clean the SUITE...
For the return of summer-like weather! Oh, my gosh, all these rainy, cool days are crazy! First, I tell you that you all need a swimsuit and sunscreen and then… WALA, we have a week of parka weather! Sorry...
This morning (Tuesday) we had our first pre-construction meeting down at the site of the now forever-cool Gaylord Pool and soon to be known as the Gaylord Area Aquatic Center! Let’s start watching this amazing transformation! As many of you...

A response to my column

This is a re-print of a letter from a local pastor inresponse to my column last week. To the Editor: As a Christian pastor I don't normally “talk back” to the one who speaks “From On High” but in this case...
Wow! We are now well into the “last days” of the summer of 2009! Where has the summer gone? Our summer always begins for me when the Gaylord Islanders have their annual Fish Fry in April. But now that...