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Man of 1,000 voices
Lorraine Elizabeth Windels
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The truth about Muslims in MN
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Pine to Palm
August 12, 2016
Slow down, take a deep breath
Every day somebody shoots somebody else. Every day there are traffic jams and road rage; every day there are heated little arguments and people getting punched in the nose. The tension seems to be rising. I’m not sure what the problem is, but maybe I can suggest part of the solution....
August 12, 2016 - 5:35am
August 5, 2016
The (4-year) curse of gorgeous legs
This has happened before, but it catches me by surprise every time. The Republican convention was going full speed in Cleveland, and Eartha and I were watching the proceedings with interest. Melania Trump was speaking and telling everybody what a wonderful husband, The Donald, has...
August 5, 2016 - 5:25am
July 29, 2016
Adults playing their games...
Long ago I admitted to being behind the curve in technology and a general stick-in-the-mud about some of the crazy stuff whirling around me. My recent views on why in the world NASA is trying to develop a strain of potatoes that would grow on Mars is an example. Well, here’s another....
July 29, 2016 - 5:25am
July 22, 2016
Running with the fools
What can a brave young man do to prove he is brave and a “real man?” In Spain, he can run with the bulls. On Saturday, July 9, two young men were killed and two others were gored in Spanish bull festivals. The most famous festival is in the town of Pamplona, where they have eight...
July 22, 2016 - 5:05am
July 15, 2016
Bill collectors need friends, too
Where do writers go for a story? Adam Hochschild just published Spain In Our Hearts, Americans In The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939. At the end, he thanks his wife, Arlie, also a writer, for going with him to some of the places necessary to write the book: “We added some battlefields...
July 15, 2016 - 5:30am
July 8, 2016
Space spuds? Feed Earthlings first
To me, this is nothing but a hare-brained wild-eyed trivia question: can they grow potatoes on Mars? But NASA doesn’t consider potatoes on Mars a subject of trivia. The space agency actually has an experimental project going on in Peru where the soil on the Atacama Desert, one of...
July 8, 2016 - 5:25am
June 29, 2016
Lynn Hummel Column: Everybody wants the last word
Everybody wants to have the last word ─-- the final expression. It all started with Eve. She said “I don’t care what the rules are around here --─ I’m eating this apple and that’s that. Here Adam, take a bite.” End of conversation, beginning of trouble. George Washington...
June 29, 2016 - 10:29am
June 24, 2016
North used to be thata way
When I grew up in McLean County, North Dakota, I had no confusion about directions. Everything was laid out north, south, east and west. When I stood on third base (after hitting a triple, of course), I looked at home plate and I was looking due north. When I drove out in my dad’s...
June 24, 2016 - 5:20am
June 17, 2016
Got weeds? Go get a good goat
Plagued by poison ivy, poison oak, honeysuckle, buckthorn, garlic mustard, multiflora rose, bittersweet or other invasive species growing in impossible-to-reach-places where your machinery won’t go? Are you reluctant to use chemicals because they can contaminate the soil? Send in...
June 17, 2016 - 5:20am
June 10, 2016
Search for the perfect beer
It was Karl Rahner, the German Jesuit Theologian, who said that here in the life, all symphonies are unfinished. There is no such thing as a fully consummate joy — we are always in some way frustrated. For that reason, no matter how much progress we make or how great our achievements...
June 10, 2016 - 5:30am
June 3, 2016
Goodbye old house, you will be missed
(Editor’s note: Lynn Hummel is out of town. The following is a reprint of an article he wrote in 1992 when his family moved out of their old home. You can consider this a nostalgia piece.) The weekend before Thanksgiving we moved out of the house we’d lived in for 26 years. The...
June 3, 2016 - 5:30am
May 27, 2016
An involuntary victim of frozen pie torture
How can one person be a loving, caring, protective mother, a hero, a dutiful daughter-in-law, a glutton and a fool all at the same time? Let me tell you about Rosie. This is a true story. Only the names have been changed to avoid embarrassing anybody, although this happened long ago...
May 27, 2016 - 5:30am
May 20, 2016
A computer that cries will still never have a soul
We keep reading about artificial intelligence (AI to the insiders) and how Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google (which owns Deep Mind), and IBM will eventually (if they haven’t already) produced a computer that will totally think like a human being. This column is the last place to look...
May 20, 2016 - 5:40am
May 13, 2016
Will we even need seatbelts?
Can you imagine how you will feel just before your first parachute jump from 5,000 feet when your plan is to free fall the first 1,000 feet before you open your chute? That’s exactly how I’ll feel the first time I get into my new self-driving car that has no steering wheel and...
May 13, 2016 - 5:55am
May 5, 2016
A spring all-night rain is like a fresh start
There is nothing like an all-night rain following a low-snow winter and a dry spring to lift our spirits and give us the feeling of a fresh start. Suddenly, almost overnight, it’s green again. For the farmer, water is life. For the gardener, water is blooming flowers and juicy tomatoes....
May 5, 2016 - 5:25am