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It’s my anniversary month! When I started working at the Timberjay nine years ago, I was hired to do the graphic design, in other words, create ads. These days my work has expanded beyond our … more
We hear the litany of woe from our politicians almost every day. The crumbling middle class, deteriorating inner cities, dying small towns, budget deficits and national debt, crumbling infrastructure … more
Hey, there’s a guy with a drill hanging honeycomb-cellular-shades in my new living room! I just smiled so broadly as he took down a set of dusty, dark green metal blinds with broken pull cords and … more
While it’s often my tendency to look into the nooks and crannies of experiences and psyches that are more intriguing than the bland, surface niceties, I finished my last column determined to write … more
If you want to understand why so many Americans, including many of us right here in northeastern Minnesota, feel that the system is rigged from top-to-bottom in favor of those with connections and … more
So the question since last Friday, the day of our move from Ely to Soudan, has been, “Will we ever get Internet service here?” I called my provider, Midco, last Wednesday prior to moving, to make … more
So, here I am again, awash in ambivalence as the Fourth of July approaches, although it will be history by the time you read this. It is not an easy holiday for me, and each year I try to celebrate … more
It turns out that Kansas Republicans have decided that they believe in science after all. Which is why they’ve decided to end an experiment forced upon the state by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, who … more
Moving day is getting closer! I’ve got our “can’t thank ‘em enuff” local moving company reserved for July 7 at 8 a.m. sharp. Plus, my son, his girlfriend and Bill’s friend with truck, … more
Practically every time I finish a column, I feel dissatisfied, regretting what I had to lop off and the parts I never got to in the first place. I reassure myself, “I can always write a Part II,” … more
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