Author Archives: Doug Lewandowski

About Doug Lewandowski

I have walked a varied path. I was a Christian Brother, an English teacher/counselor and Licensed Psychologist. I have a twice monthly column in the Duluth News Tribune and have had a story published in the Nemadji Review and placed third in this year’s Jade Ring contest of the Wisconsin Writer’s Association. I was a commentator for KCRB, Minnesota Public Radio in the 90s. I transplanted to Duluth to be closer to grandchildren.


Woman River is in the tradition of Staggerford and Winesburg Ohio. It interweaves themes of belief, doubt, and commitment to values in traditional and unconventional ways. A young farmer separates from his family as he and his lover come to … Continue reading

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Winter Commotion

Mice shadows under snow. Safe trails in small hours, when owl and fox ponder night-time banquets. Deer path to bird feeders. Wary browsers dine on sunlight become seed. Squirrels in bulging, billowed coats dash – orbiting in dispute, rotate kernelled corn … Continue reading

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Never Too Old to Learn

  “Every Opportunity is a MARKETING Opportunity!” This is new territory for a senior citizen who has spent most of his life in education and human services. Those engaged in these occupations are focused on the immediacy of the work. … Continue reading

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The icebreaker is doomed. Global warming has arrived. No more are heroic efforts needed to free thousand foot freighters or stranded National Geographic tourist boats in Antarctica imperiled by stalking bergs and crushing ice floes. The days of ice augers … Continue reading

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In Memoriam

To a man who gave us an appreciation for the subtleties of the language. “If you ask me anything I don’t know, I’m not going to answer.” Yogi Berra.

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