Estherville News Columnsen-usTue, 27 Sep 2016 04:25:40 EDTTue, 27 Sep 2016 04:25:40 EDT"You have to understand..."No one puts their children in a boat, unless the water is safer than the land.." This line from the poem "Home", by Somali-British poet Warsan Shire, brings home the stark reality of the horrifying decisions refugee parents must make.Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTJust like a tattoo week, I have tried to manage my time so I can whip up some journalistic treats for you in the October issue of Our Hometown.Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTRemember where you were? you believe it has been 15 years since 9/11??I?can't. My life was completely different then.?I was a young idealist about to turn 30. Now I'm middle aged, far less cute, and it seems like every single thing has to be harder.Wed, 7 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTMothers and Sons, my baby started the eighth grade. He is as tall as I am.Thu, 1 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTIron clad reasons for cast iron we moved into our last home in Fostoria, the previous occupants had left us a cast iron skillet. It was in great condition, and we were interested in whether it would make things better. It did.Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDT