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There was a time, not long ago, when folks in our area relied heavily on locally-produced foods. We may have a short growing season here, but that didn’t stop farmers from producing the food that … more
As long as my memory serves, I’ve been an avid reader. I have no memory of reading painfully slowly, struggling with phonics, frustrated with the meanings or pronunciation of words except when I … more
In the copper-nickel mining debate, everyone says they agree on the need to protect our water. But whether we can have copper-nickel mines in one of the planet’s most water-rich environments and … more
Sometimes I feel like I’m spinning around in the middle of an extremely NOISY world with my hands over my ears, screaming for some quiet. In the real world that I share with others, I’m more … more
Once again, the summer season is approaching in our northern corner of the state. Last weekend brought the influx of fisher-folks, many anxious to be up in our beautiful area and away from the metro … more
For the past 14 years, our Cook-Orr Editor Tom Klein has been an integral part of the Timberjay’s editorial staff. His official title, while limited to Cook and Orr, didn’t express the breadth of … more
Yesterday I was working on this column and it just wasn’t flowing. Quite the opposite, like trying to get glue out of a tube that was opened a year ago…not rock solid, just enough squeeze to keep … more
With the results of Tuesday’s mid-Atlantic state primaries now in, it is clear that Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders won’t be the Democratic Party’s standard-bearer in this fall’s … more
Two weekends ago Bill and I decided to get out of town and take a break from the usual sights and sounds. It was a beautiful, unclouded Saturday as we drove over the bridge to Superior and headed … more
"Spring has sprung, the sun has riz, I wonder where the flowers is." That little childhood ditty feels appropriate here in mid-April when the wondering and the whining have been going on for a … more
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