Estherville News Columnsen-usThu, 29 Sep 2016 21:04:57 EDTThu, 29 Sep 2016 21:04:57 EDT interview with Siri I press that little button on my iPod too long, Apple's Siri can feel my angst and always asks if I need help. Siri is a talking personal assistant with artificial intelligence.Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 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 EDT