Stuff Matters

The plague of my existence are plastic storage containers! When I was much younger there was no need for storage containers. If something wasn’t needed it was discarded. I had a great time making fun of my late father-in-law, who upon moving from the farm to a small town wanted his wall decoration of 3…
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Tending The Trail

For many years I have enjoyed the Sheyenne National Grasslands located southwest of Kindred, ND. The Grasslands are an oasis of serenity and beauty dotted by oak savannahs, open prairie, grazing cattle, and a portion of the North Country Trail. Last March, during END-SURE, I met a group of people going for a hike on…
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Character Of Community

In the sacred writing entitled “Genesis”, God states, “it’s not good for the human to be alone.” Thus a companion for the first human is created and community begins. It may be a small community, but out of this creation characteristics develop. As it’s said, “the rest is history.” However, history continues to be made…
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Working And A Workout

A few months ago I responded to something I saw on Facebook regarding the local, independent baseball team: Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks. The organization was looking for temporary, part-time help for the season. I filled out a brief application and before I could say “mop bucket” I became part of the Cleaning Crew. There are two parts…
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Limping The Lemming

It was year #3 for my participation in the Dirty Lemming. Jim Smith and his great cast of volunteers sponsor a 100k or 100 mile gravel adventure from Watertown, MN. Occurring in late July, weather is always a factor in the event. Being more conscience of my time needs to be ready to ride, I…
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