SLOWINGTHERACINGMIND Do We Have DeathDays?
Today (June 13, 2013) marks the tenth anniversary of my moms death. She breathed her last breath before noon on a Friday morning a day when I was supposed to go to a wedding, a day that was weeks bef... Posted on 6/14/13 at 8:20 AM
THE PERIPHERY A Native Memorial
On Sunday I was driving south on County Road 18 near Red Wing, MN. Hilly and green, I was enjoying the scenery despite the lousy weather when I saw a middle-aged woman in military gear standing along ... Posted on 5/29/13 at 8:16 AM
MEANDERINGS OF A ZEALOUS MOM Breath, Neck, Hand
This is a flash essay I wrote a couple months ago. It describes a powerful, faith-affirming moment for me . I'm amazed that I always look back on this memory with wonder, not sadness. Death, after wit... Posted on 12/27/12 at 10:19 PM
ASTRO BOB Death Star moon Mimas meets its twin in Tethys
I originally planned a book review on a new asteroid book today but decided to hold off a couple days because of little time and other plans. Don't worry, it'll arrive in this space shortly. For fun... Posted on 12/16/12 at 8:19 PM
THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES Three Bridges Gone, Two collapsed, One dead
There is a proverb that was passed down to the author by a friend of mine from Minnesota during a bridgehunting tour a couple years ago: Taking care of a valuable thing in life can prolong its life.... Posted on 11/6/12 at 9:07 AM
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Andrew Sandstrom dropped his wife off at work Tuesday afternoon and shortly after returned to the family’s apartment in Moorhead. He had a platoon of six children with him, all of them under the age of 7.
Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper's decision to block the execution of convicted killer Nathan Dunlap for as long as he is governor infuriated victims' relatives and drew quick criticism from Republicans ahead of the 2014 election.
The facts laid out by prosecutors are plain: In 2008, a U.S. government employee on assignment in Zimbabwe drove through the capital of Harare in his government-issued Toyota Land Cruiser and struck and killed a 34-year-old Zimbabwe man.
While some Britons mourned the passing of Margaret Thatcher, others raised glasses of champagne in impromptu street parties. And "The Wizard of Oz" song "Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead" is surging up the UK singles charts.
The day his ex-wife could legally remarry, Aaron Schaffhausen hopped aboard a train and left North Dakota to go back to Wisconsin. The next day, he cut their three young daughters' throats, wrapped their necks with his spare T-shirts and tucked them into bed.
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