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A purge of Stalinist proportions

Lights have been out here for a bit due to a major change. In mid-May my wife and I moved from the home we built 23 years ago into a townhome with about half the space. As you would expect, you accumulate a lot of stuff over such a stretch, meaning you have to dispose […]

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 […]

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 […]

My puzzling addiction

I blame my parents.

As far back as I remember, every Sunday my parents did the crossword puzzle in the Minneapolis Tribune. Not only that, at some point during the week they bought the previous Sunday’s edition of what memory tells me was the New York Daily News simply to get that crossword.

I’ve […]

Death of a friend

I received word this morning that a friend and law partner of mine, Monte Walz, died last night. It wasn’t totally unexpected. He had a cardiac event during a medical procedure about week ago and had been in a coma since. And while Monte struggled with a variety of medical conditions for several years, it […]

Practicing law becomes a second tier job

The debt incurred and lack of jobs may not be the only reason law schools have seen plummeting enrollment. Being a lawyer now ranks 51st in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings of the 100 best jobs. And the methodology used for the rankings may give practicing law a boost.

So what’s better […]