The death of newspaper reporters and editors

For a number of years, I was a newspaper reporter. I started as a sportswriter and moved through the “cops and courts” beat and eventually became a political reporter, covering the legislature, local government and elections. I enjoyed the job because every day was different and you got to experience and learn about a lot […]

Weekend Edition: 12-6

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

The Wanderers (“Once lost, people with dementia often begin to wander toward a past they think is present, returning in mind to a period in their lives more familiar than the foggy now. They are lost literally and lost in history[.]”)

Blog Headline of the Week

Justice Scalia Tells […]

What do you mean you lost Grandma???

Yesterday’s local daily carried what is undoubtedly the most intriguing classified ad of the year:

Granted, it doesn’t say whether the urn was empty but would you open it to find out? If it contains ashes, you gotta wonder how long it took someone to notice grandma, grandpa or whomever wasn’t in the car […]

Weekend Edition: 11-29

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

Where Is America’s Real Youth Rebellion? (“The dream of youthful rebellion is so intense and so ubiquitous exactly because actual youthful rebellion has never been so dead.”)

The Origins of Aggressive Atheism (“It is hard not to come to the conclusion that atheists have spent a far greater […]

Weekend Edition: 11-15

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

Winter Is a Black Hole: How I Deal With Seasonal Depression (“The challenge to me each winter is in finding ways to work with feeling low like depression is some stupid, inconvenient friend who needs a place to crash for a few months and who also wants to shit […]

The annual question

Some things have never changed in my nearly 60 years in South Dakota. One is the question that pops up When winter’s cold arrives each year. “Why in the hell do I live here?” In fact, when I think about it, it comes to mind any number of times between November and April.

Don’t get […]