Weekend Edition: 4-9

Bulletin Board

Tomorrow is the start of National Library Week and, therefore, South Dakota Library Week. Among other things, the local library is arranging a Blind Date with a Book.

Frozen Four Notes

Attending my third Frozen Four in nine years. This year I’m sitting less than 10 feet from Barry Melrose and the rest […]

Book Review: First Contact by Marc Kaufman

Imagine the proverbial search for the needle in the haystack. Fortunately, anyone searching knows what a needle is. Multiply the strands of hay billions of times and you’re approaching one of the haystacks in which those in search of extraterrestrial life are working. Yet their effort struggles with a fundamental question: How do you define […]

Book Review: Beneath Blossom Rain by Kevin Grange

My idea of the ideal vacation? Oceanfront on the Pacific or Caribbean, sun and plenty of cold drinks and reading material. A hammock is always an exquisite addition. What did Kevin Grange do in 2007? He embarked on what is billed as the toughest trek in the world, a 24-day horseshoe-shaped journey of 216 miles […]

Weekend Edition: 4-2

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

Of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1% (“The rich don’t need to rely on government for parks or education or medical care or personal security—they can buy all these things for themselves. In the process, they become more distant from ordinary people, losing whatever empathy they may […]

Friday Follies 3.8

Massachusetts woman awarded workers’ compensation benefits for workplace harassment that included telling her she would get health insurance only if she agreed to wear a chicken head mask.

A California woman convicted of forging drug prescriptions showed up at her sentencing hearing with a note from her doctor that was … wait for it .. […]