Snow Days of Yore
February 3, 2011 Do you remember when you were a kid and had a snow day or two to yourself? It seems to me we didn’t have as many snow days back then as we do now. more »»
The Good Old Days?
February 1, 2011 How many times haven’t you caught yourself uttering the famous line, “well, back in the day…. more »»
Here’s A Word ...Or Two
January 27, 2011 Words are wonderful. We see the birth of new words (the fairly new “ginormous” comes to mind) and the overuse of other words (“viral” has recently come under attack). more »»
January 20, 2011 “Someone is here to see you,” the receptionist said over the intercom. I pushed my chair back from my desk, stood and started walking to the reception area. more »»
What Color Is Emmetsburg?
January 18, 2011 Whatever you want to know is on the Internet. While skimming an article on “What are your true colors?” I noticed it referenced Leatrice Eiseman, director of the Pantone Color Institute. more »»
Who’s To Blame?
January 13, 2011 The mass shooting in Arizona has everyone shocked. It’s hard to wrap your mind around these situations whenever life is taken so suddenly and violentl. more »»
A Silent Epidemic?
January 11, 2011 In our little corner of the world, we are blessed with many recreational opportunities, including fishing, boating and swimming, because of our proximity to lakes and rivers. more »»
January 6, 2011 Travel from the cold and snow of Emmetsburg to the sunshine and warmth of San Antonio and jump into tech world: Smart Phones, iTouch, iPod, Wii, Nintendo DS, Nook (e-reader) and everything else I... more »»
Be Happier In 2011
January 4, 2011 As we begin a new year, it’s appropriate to look back on the previous year and note the good and the bad, and thoughtfully consider ways to make the new year better than the last. more »»
What’s Behind Us
December 30, 2010 In just a few hours, the 2010 calendar will be coming off the wall and be replaced by the 2011 version. A new year, 365 days worth of unknowns and challenges. more »»
Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus
December 23, 2010 One of the most famous newspaper editorials of all time has to do with Christmas. It first appeared September 21, 1897, in the pages of a leading newspaper of the day, the New York Sun. more »»
December 21, 2010 It’s always fun to read children’s letters to Santa Claus at this time of year, because the younger the child, the stronger the belief in the jolly elf. more »»
Chicks For Charity
December 16, 2010 There are lots of ways to give - some are just more innovative than others. Case in point:?Chicks for Charity. more »»
The Family Band
December 14, 2010 Music is pretty plentiful at Christmas time. Students—from Kindergartners through high schoolers—present their holiday programs, including many familiar Christmas songs at this time of yea. more »»
December 9, 2010 “When the going gets tough, the tough get going” - a phrase that everyone has heard at one point or another in their lives, to be sure. more »»
December 7, 2010 Last Thursday was an “uncharted waters” experience. At 3 a.m. I tip-toed into a ten-hour adventure that was one of the best experiences I’ve had in a long while. At a little after 3:30 a.m. more »»
November 30, 2010 I attended a board meeting last Tuesday Night of Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc., as the board members discussed a possible relocation of the organization’s headquarters facility from Graettinge. more »»