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Monday, June 01, 2015 9:39 AM

In a very old comic strip, Snoopy was playing tennis with an unseen partner. They hit back and forth and it is apparent that Snoopy was working very hard to keep up. Finally, he is watching the ball come towards him, and he thinks, “I hope it goes out, I hope it goes out.” It does. The last frame was him facing forward with a big smile and satisfied look on his face: “I hoped it out.”

  • I always get a bit nostalgic during this time of year, when area seniors are completing their high school careers and are looking toward their futures.

     
  • You had to know it was coming. In fact, I bet you had it saved to your calendar schedule from my mentioning it in years past.  
  • The branch that once held a robin trembled after the bird’s departure.

     
  • Bookworrn Sez: Novel about small-town in  Wisconsin is sure to please

    The town you grew up near hasn’t changed in umpteen years.

     
  • In a very old comic strip, Snoopy was playing tennis with an unseen partner. They hit back and forth and it is apparent that Snoopy was working very hard to keep up. Finally, he is watching the ball come towards him, and he thinks, “I hope it goes out, I hope it goes out.” It does. The last frame was him facing forward with a big smile and satisfied look on his face: “I hoped it out.”

     
  • Spring Grove man shares  honor flight experiences

    Monday was Memorial Day; a day when communities in the United States gather to honor and remember those veterans who served and gave their lives for our country.

     
  • I wrote my column for last week on Thursday night, May 14, tucked in my comfortable hotel room in Winona. I had just completed the first day of the Young Writers Conference and was enjoying some quiet time, reflecting on the lessons the young aspiring writers and I had shared. It had been a wonderful day celebrating my craft and I was anticipating another day on Friday, working with slightly older students.

     
  • Memorial Day is a recent, fond memory as June begins. Summer is here… and the first weekend of June kicks it off in style with many events.

     
  • By the time I gave my condolences to all the mourning doves, the morning had ended. Spider webs were abundant. If spiders are busy, it will be a fine day. At least that's how the old saying goes.

     
  • Tonight it was raining and chilly. So I made soup and egg salad for sandwiches—it seemed like a perfect comfort food meal.



     
  • Bookworm Sez: ‘The Nurses’ gives insight  into hospital caregivers

    They killed off the character everyone loved best, and you almost feel betrayed. You enjoyed watching what happened every week, loved seeing drama unfold and getting immersed in the story line. Not anymore.

     
  • In last week’s big city Sunday paper, there was a supplement included that was quite interesting and useful. Titled “Best of Minnesota: More than 100 reasons to love our great state” (Star Tribune, Sunday, May 17, 2015), it was arranged into the categories of travel, health, design, arts, food and drink. Full of great ideas for our own summer enjoyment, it is a saver.

     
  • Life is all changes. To have lived is to have changed often. And sometimes this is hard to accept.

     
  • Last week I took a couple of days off from my newspaper job and participated in the Young Writers Conference at Winona State as one of the guest writers presenting classes for middle school students.

     
  • On a recent, lovely Saturday I debated where I might go to enjoy the outdoors. Two places came to mind, one based on a blooming prairie in spring, and the other on sitting by a lake. Either would take me to the west. I ended up at the lake, but will share both.

     
Water Contamination

Scientists with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency found widespread contamination of pharmaceuticals drugs along with other chemicals within the state’s lakes and rivers. Do you think more needs to be done to address this issue?



 

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