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The “May I speak to the manager?” haircut

May 29, 2016 I need a haircut, and I need to find a regular stylist here in Estherville. more »»

Bar-be-cue lifts my spirits; I swear that it never fails

May 18, 2016 “…and the sauce Mama makes just stays there forever if you dare to get it under your nails. more »»

Getting kids involved in summer activities

May 18, 2016 As the end of school approaches, many parents are looking for ways to entertain their kids this summer whether it is through vacation, camps or area activities. more »»

A dead dog, resilience, and the hope of summer

May 11, 2016 Our dog died. She was thirteen, very old for a black Lab. She did very well until shortly after we moved here. She was done after one or two throws of fetch. more »»

Good mom/bad mom

May 4, 2016 I saw a preview for the new movie “Bad Mom. more »»

We’re going to get into your head

May 2, 2016 May is Mental Health Month. On Thursday’s Opinion page, Sen. Harkin set out a number of ways Congress has tried to help make mental health care better. more »»

April showers

April 20, 2016 It rained, and it rained and it rained. This weekend will be nice and … rainy. The farmers need it, sur. more »»

We’re sent here on a mission

April 13, 2016 As I wrote in my DNA column a few months ago, I found out some information about myself, which most people take for granted. more »»

Is it camping season yet?

April 6, 2016 As the weather warms, I get more and more excited for camping season! The enjoyment of the great outdoors, the relaxation of afternoon naps and the smell of grilled steaks. more »»

I guess that’s why they call it the blues

March 30, 2016 Saturday is the day each year we’re asked to go blue for autism awareness. The day is sponsored by the organization Autism Speaks. more »»

Much to celebrate in March

March 9, 2016 March is among the favorite months in our house. Spring is coming, and often there are a number of warm days punctuating the wet, windy ones. more »»

Love is respect: teen domestic violence awareness month

February 21, 2016 This year, nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide will be physical abused by a dating partner, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. more »»

Each love story is unique

February 17, 2016 Last week, I interviewed five couples for a Valentine's Day story. Each couple, while they shared some common qualities, had a different kind of love. more »»

February – a month to have a heart

February 10, 2016 I don’t usually get a night out for Valentine’s Day. Generally it’s a night in at our house with little fanfare. more »»

Big blizzard? No worries

February 3, 2016 A blizzard raged on Tuesday; the world seems quiet of all human life except my dog and I. If you haven't read my other columns about my dog, Dallas, he is a white, long-haired Siberian Husky. more »»

You won't end up in China with your problems behind you

January 27, 2016 It's funny or should I say interesting how life decides to happen. more »»

Baby, it’s cold outside

January 10, 2016 Isn’t this weather great? We’re solidly into January and the world has frozen solid. I’m always threatening to get a job in the farmland of central California. more »»

Trivia Day opportunity missed

January 6, 2016 Here’s a bit of trivia for you: Monday was Trivia Day (apparently international). We missed it. I really enjoy fun facts and trivia games. more »»

Remembering the fragility of life

December 23, 2015 Christmas marks the celebration of our savior as well as the close of another year. It seems as if time has once again escaped us and another year has come banging on our doors. more »»

Swearing-in ceremony at city council meeting

December 23, 2015 The Estherville City Council closed out 2015 by swearing in its mayor, Kenny Billings, for another term, as well as inducting new council member Brandon Carlin, and swearing in city clerks, city... more »»

 
 
 

 

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