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It’s that time of year when my thoughts always turn to another growing season in the garden. Like many of you, I’ve been inspired in recent years by the growth of the local food movement and … more
Sometimes, no matter how hard you try to avoid it, the answer to your question is staring you in the face. And it appears that could well be the case as it relates to the declining moose population … more
This past Easter weekend was lovely! The weather was kind, my house in Ely was warm, family and beloved pets were there, and delicious food was abundant. As Sunday drew to a close I was ready to … more
I must admit, somewhat sheepishly, that I first learned about the mathematical concept of Chaos Theory not from exhaustive graduate study, but from Jeff Goldblum in the movie “Jurassic Park.” To … more
For millennia, the typical state of most species of wildlife was to be highly fearful of humans. And from an evolutionary standpoint, that was a beneficial behavioral adaptation, since for thousands … more
My mother had a schoolteacher friend who loved beautiful, blue-sky spring days for cleaning closets. I hold to the notion this is a complete waste of an alluring day! We’ve just come out of months … more
The result of about three months worth of work here at the Timberjay is now available for free at both the Apple Store and from Google Play. Since December, we’ve been working to develop a new … more
So, after seeing the name in print on my first column, even I thought, “Who the heck is Ms. Scarlet O’Hara?” “Is this for real?” “Vivien Leigh is dead!” O’Hara is my surname...and it … more
REGIONAL—Here on the Iron Range, the debates over mining typically focus on the age-old fault line: jobs versus the environment. But increasingly, the dividing line has shifted, at least among … more
Oh, how I’m going to miss Nancy Tubbs’ biweekly column. Since she is a friend, I know how much thought and research she put into her bright, humorous, timely pieces. I was always surprised at how … more
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