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Intentions

Have you ever entered something and discovered the outcome to be entirely different than what you expected? Think about that question for a minute. Well, if you’re anything like me, your answer to the question will be an overwhelming. .. yes! For instance, I went shopping for a nice ...

A sliding scale for screens

As cellular phone technology began to creep into every corner of life, I worked hard to keep it out of my outdoor adventures. Before smartphones even, when a gray LCD display lit by a greenish white backlight was the only glow a phone provided, the old pay-by-the-minute Nokia model I owned ...

Gravitas for ‘civitas’

President Biden delivered the annual State of the Union address with the usual fanfare and heckling. There was the typical standing and sitting, toadying from the President’s party, and jeers from the opposing party. One of the most interesting exchanges for me took place between Senator ...

Don’s Deeres

Everyone is unique, but some people are more unique than others. Don Dufner would be a good example. Don, 85, and his family farm several thousand acres at Buxton, North Dakota. The Dufners raise a variety of crops that includes edible beans, wheat, rye, oats, alfalfa, buckwheat, and ...

The egg connection

The price of eggs has skyrocketed due to a variety of factors. Prices vary by brand and store location, but we are paying a lot more for a food counted on for inexpensive meals. The versatile egg makes countless dishes besides breakfast fare. The grocery store is a great source of ...

Abortion issue: Continued source of controversy in America

We recently passed another anniversary of the 1970s Roe vs. Wade ruling that legalized abortion, the first anniversary since the decision was overturned by the Supreme Court. The 2022 decision brought the abortion issue to the forefront, leading people on both sides to participate in ...