Controlling One’s Own Destiny…

John F. Kennedy stated in his inaugural speech fifty-six years ago, “Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.” If you have a moment, look up his speech and see how relevant it still is today. It is easy to complain about people and how they do nothing…
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Misfortune, You Are No ‘miss’!

This past month, misfortune has given us a one-two punch and hit us squarely, not missing a hair on our chinny-chin-chins. First was the barn on March 16 (see previous post) and this weekend, Mother Nature and the Wind (a new band I try to avoid every time it schedules a show in our neighborhood)…
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A Barn Is More Than Its Name…

This week, we lost a piece of our hearts; the hip roof barn which stood guard over the farm since the 20s perished in a fire. To make it sound human is not a fluke; while it is built of inanimate objects and doesn’t breathe, it played an important role in this farm since the…
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Three Is NOT A Magic Number

If you grew up in the 70s, the best part about Saturday morning cartoons was the School House Rock commercials; I purchased the DVD many years ago so my students could learn about adverbs, nouns, and numbers as I did. Admit it; you are humming one of the many ditties: “Conjunction, junction, what’s your function?” …
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Texas, Toast, And Tribulations…

This is what Frisco, Texas, is like when the Bison invade in January. Many of us, including me, were wearing layers, mittens, etc to keep warm, yet this former Bison player, Rocco (James) Delmedico, was dressed like a true North Dakotan in cut off…well, who knows what kind of pants those once were. He was a…
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