Category Archives: Essays


He strolls between the walls surrounding the quadrangle where the statue stands. Each step down the hall reverberates on the worn terrazzo floors. Sand crackles underneath his leather soles. Faces in old wooden frames. They laughed and danced – now … Continue reading

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Posted in Bemidji Pioneer on June 9, 2015

Spring renews. Trees bud, geese return, (a mixed blessing), and fiddlehead ferns surface from the debris of last year’s growth. Purple Martin scouts return and sunrises come earlier and earlier, marching a little further each day along the horizon. Historically, … Continue reading

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Just Ten Minutes Prime Time – Bemidji Pioneer

All I need is ten minutes,” the professional says. And they are right. They know how to do stuff – have done it dozens of times and know shortcuts. An amateur toolbox diver on the other hand, reaches for pliers, … Continue reading

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WOMAN RIVER Launch Thursday May 14, 2015 5 to 7 PM Wild Hare Restaurant Across from the Beltrami County Courthouse See Woman River Page for a sample

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Naps Have No Boundaries

Naps are a luxury, the forbidden fruit of the working woman or man. They aren’t as expensive as a Mercedes, as dangerous as freebase jumping, or habit forming as Chocolates Plus. They are not a necessity. You can grind through … Continue reading

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