Local News | Sports - High School
 
See my canvas print titled “Backroad Discovery” included among the works of 41 artists in the “Open Road” juried group show, opening June 6, at the Lanesboro Arts Gallery.  PHOTO PRINT BY LISA BRAINARD
See my canvas print titled “Backroad Discovery” included among the works of 41 artists in the “Open Road” juried group show, opening June 6, at the Lanesboro Arts Gallery. PHOTO PRINT BY LISA BRAINARD
Friday, May 22, 2015 12:10 PM

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.

  • 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.

     
  • The birds arrived in black, blue, brown, gray, green, orange, red, white and yellow colors. A catbird mewed. My cat does a great impression of a catbird. I wondered where she’d learned that?

     
  • Bookworm Sez: Essays on motherhood full  of humor, insight and grace

    For much of your life, your mother’s told you what to do. As it turns out, she IS the boss of you and sometimes her advice is right. Other times, says Mary Jo Pehl, her words scare you enough that “she should have a flashlight under her face.”

     
  • A few weeks ago, a funny thing happened to me on my way to old age. Actually, it struck me as being not just funny but quite hilarious: I turned 75. It seemed so odd; after all, how in the world did that happen? This has to be a joke, right? But no, it was not April Fools Day and it is not a joke.

     
  • On Thursday and Friday of this week, I will be participating in the Young Writers Conference in Winona. I will be one of 20 presenters holding workshops and classes for middle school students who love to write.

     
  • It sure felt good to drive 70 miles per hour (MPH).

     
  • Spring ephemerals bloomed. Trout lily, bloodroot, spring beauty, Dutchman's breeches, anemone, hepatica and bellwort. Spring ephemerals are perennial woodland plants adapted to take advantage of the sunlight, abundant moisture and rich soil found in forested areas. They sprout, bloom and seed before the canopy trees leaf out overhead. 

     
Plastic Bag Ban

Nearly 200 cities in the United States ban the use of plastic bags. Do you think your city should do the same?



 

Content 2014 © Bluff Country Newspaper Group
(507) 346-7365 • info@bluffcountrynews.com
Software 2014 © 1up! 
1998-2015 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved