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Our own silent medical conditions require recognition

January 18, 2014 Medical information and misinformation appearing in our collateral reading is often discarded, but it actually may be valuable to us as participants in our own health. more »»

Government lessons

January 15, 2014 Everybody talks about the government, but no one ever does anything about it. This is simply human nature, I suppose. It’s a lot easier to criticize something than it is to change i. more »»

Get creative with citrus

January 15, 2014 This time of year, we find the number of clementines, oranges, lemons and grapefruits (just to name a few) are so abundant that it seems impossible to figure out what to do with them all. more »»

Licking the plate

January 13, 2014 We do not see many people licking their plates anymore – certainly not in restaurants – but it may happen in the privacy of their homes. more »»

2014: The year ahead in Marshall

January 11, 2014 Editor's note: Marshall Mayor Bob Byrnes sat down with Editor Per Peterson this week and offered a point-by-point look at what lies ahead for the city of Marshall in 2014. more »»

Frightful weather

January 11, 2014 In the last couple of years, people have given out names for winter storms or frigid weather conditions. more »»

School bus lessons

January 8, 2014 Everything I needed to know I learned from riding the school bus. One of the first nuggets of wisdom bestowed by the bus was the importance of punctualit. more »»

Dieting isn’t easy

January 8, 2014 It’s difficult to find the right time to change our eating habits. It seems like every month provides a reason (excuse) to delay starting a diet. Let’s begin with Januar. more »»

Post-Christmas damage control

January 8, 2014 The stockings are no longer hung by the chimney with care, and St. Nicolas has already arrived and been there. more »»

Editor's column: Make a resolution that matters

January 4, 2014 A lot of people gave up on making resolutions a long time ago. The whole idea of promising yourself you’ll do something has become nothing more than a clich. more »»

The ‘Bomb Girls’ of WWII

January 4, 2014 I recently stumbled upon a television series that had a strong beginning but was canceled after just two seasons. more »»

Medicine is a healing and societal profession

January 4, 2014 Our personal and interactional history is often a platform for growth and improvement in ourselves and our society. more »»

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 »»



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