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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Into The White’s

It was my daughter’s idea. She wanted to use some of her vacation doing something active and different with me. However, the activity and its planning was up to me. After sorting through a variety of my daughter’s suggestions,┬áhiking the White Mountains in New Hampshire on a hut-to-hut format became our early July adventure. All…
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