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The overeating season

January 1, 2014 ‘Tis the season for overeating. Or so it would seem based on the number of food-centric get-togethers we Americans partake of during this time of the year. more »»

A saladicious start to the new year

January 1, 2014 Start the new year right by eating fruit and vegetables in delicious salads. more »»

Post-holiday thoughts

December 30, 2013 By the time you read this column, most people will have taken down and packed away all the remnants of Christmas 2013 and have begun buying up items, on sale, to be used for Christmas of 2014. more »»

So I?got this new cell phone...

December 28, 2013 Back in the mid to late 1990s I got my first cell phone. I signed up for one at the Miller Hill Mall in Dulut. more »»

Bill Holm’s Christmas memories

December 23, 2013 Bill Holm, the well-known writer of several books and English professor at Southwest Minnesota State University, is no longer with us in person — but we will never forget his presence and the... more »»

Holiday musings

December 21, 2013 Here it is almost Christmas, and I don’t have all of my shopping done. I do have a few gifts bought, but none of them are for my immediate famil. more »»

Editor's column: Let Virginia believe what she wants to believe

December 20, 2013 I’m a single parent of an 11-year-old girl. That presents challenges. more »»

‘Knuckling down’

December 18, 2013 Ohio is the heart of the midwest. At least I was led to believe that when I was growing up. more »»

Time for Christmas

December 18, 2013 When I was a kid, certain things had to happen before it could be Christmas. These things did not include a sit on Santa’s lap. more »»

Indulgent bites: Holiday appetizers

December 18, 2013 Holidays are a time to treat yourself and loved ones to delicious homemade dishes, but New Year’s resolutions can pressure people to stick to a restrictive diet or avoid yummy treats that might pack... more »»

Christmas letters

December 16, 2013 ‘Tis the season to send out and receive those beautiful Christmas cards, usually accompanied by a typewritten letter. more »»

Editor's column: Rage against the machine — for your kid’s sake

December 14, 2013 It’s hard keeping our youth away from screens. If they’re not watching TV they’re playing video games. If they’re not playing video games they’re on the computer. more »»

Books that stick with you

December 14, 2013 In the last couple of weeks, people on Facebook have been tagging people to see what 10 books have stayed with them; not necessarily great books or best sellers, just ones that have touched them. more »»

Winter woes

December 11, 2013 I’m always disappointed when it happens, even though it always happens every year about now. Every year my hopes are dashed when cold weather arrives. more »»

Mix it up

December 11, 2013 I thought I might share some recipes that don’t require any cooking (on your part). The lucky recipient of your “gift from the kitchen” gets to do the cookin. more »»

Lightening up for the holidays

December 11, 2013 Here we are in the days between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. If you are a reader of the food page, then you are probably working on menus to serve for the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s holidays. more »»

Editor's column: Bleeding purple, but worried about the green

December 7, 2013 Our centerpiece photo on Wednesday’s Page 1A was a classic, but probably made some of you sick to your stomach. more »»

A special anniversary

December 7, 2013 “I can’t believe you don’t take any medications,” my mother said to me this past weekend as I paid a visit to my folks. Not even an aspirin, she adde. more »»

‘Tis the season to be … SAD?

December 7, 2013 While greeting some people in a local store last week on the day before Thanksgiving, I noticed that most of the shoppers were generally pleasant and happy…perhaps a bit more outgoing than usua. more »»

Knakmuhs feeling fulfilled at SMSU

December 7, 2013 Justin Knakmuhs is a man with a plan. “I had the idea that after college, I would work in the (family’s real estate and insurance) agency,” he said of his chosen course of study. more »»



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