A Gem Of A Fall Sports Season

It’s a little bit weird at this moment in the high school sports season, where events that breathed life into an otherwise drab fall are gone in what seems to be a heartbeat. It feels like it was almost last weekend when the Worthington High School boys soccer team breezed through the regular season like…
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Battlebots Take Over Where The NFL Disappoints

I didn’t watch a single game of NFL football last weekend, and I probably won’t watch again next weekend either. I seem to have found a replacement for the rock-em, sock-em NFL. It’s the rock-em, sock-em Battlebots show on the Science Channel. The battlebots give me all the excitement I used to have in NFL…
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Talks About Books

Libraries, to me, are like airports. You can find all kinds of books in there that will whisk you away to places you’ve never been, and the ideas you find in them can spur the imagination like no television show can. I went online the other day to see what’s been going on at the…
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From Disney To Rugrats

My middle daughter Kari texted us on Sunday to say that my grandsons Jake, 7, and Nixon, 5, are now devoted fans of the cartoon, “Rugrats.” I smiled. Rugrats is a show that Kari, herself, watched when she was a kid. That her kids can now access it through Netflix gives me a kick. Kari…
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Fantasy Can Bring Couples Together

Today is the day I participate in a fantasy football draft, and I’m only mildly interested. I haven’t been very successful in fantasy football seasons since I began drafting teams while still in my 20s — back before the days of computers, when our “commissioner” logged wins and losses and compiled statistics on paper. It was…
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