Prime Performer

If my 11-year-old daughter, Grace, could pick an ideal day, this past Friday would like merit strong consideration. Regular readers of this blog are likely already aware of this, but for those who aren’t: Grace enjoys being the center of attention. All the signs were there when she was a baby. Either Becca or me…
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Football Follies

As I’ve written before, my 9-year-old son Zach has really developed an interest in the game Madden ’17, and likes to play it on his Xbox 360 either by himself with me. We have some pretty good battles together and both enjoy “Madden” quite a bit, although some fairly odd things you’d likely never see…
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Dance The Night Away

I’ve heard a number of wonderful stories over the years about folks going out for a night of dancing at Worthington’s Coliseum, which closed not long after I moved here in 2001 (Sadly, I never went there.). Clearly, many people made unforgettable memories at the place, and it’s terrific to hear folks share fond recollections…
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Ode To October

We’ve turned the calendar once again, this time to October, which means falling temperatures, earlier darkness and plenty of time raking leaves. But it’s also one of the most wondrous months of all, IMHO (today’s hip shorthand for “in my humble opinion”), as there’s much to enjoy about this time of year.   First of…
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A Getaway

Becca’s parents reside about 15 minutes west or so of Jamestown, N.D., out in the middle of the prairie. At first blush, there’s seemingly nothing to do at their house, save for sitting around and chatting, watching TV and starting at the iPad. But the big picture window in the living room is like a…
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