A Step Back In Time Through Dad’s Old Newspapers

My dad, who passed away in 1990, liked to save newspaper clippings. He compiled a scrapbook of mostly old newspaper stories and entitled it, “Sports News of the Family,” which consisted mostly of the athletic exploits of himself and his younger brother Delbert. He collected more famous items, too. I remember once he showed me…
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Keep On A’ Rockin’ Me, Baby

I see that Steve Miller has finally been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. I still listen to some of his classics: “Jet Airliner,” “Rock n Me,” “The Joker,” etcetera, etcetera. It brings to mind a conversation I once had with a relative of his — a cousin, I think — who…
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Movie Claims God Is Surely Alive, And Liberty Is Non-negotiable

The Wolters took a trip to Mankato on Saturday and watched a movie called “God is Not Dead 2.” There is a moment near the beginning when Pat Boone, who plays the elderly father of the film’s main character, history teacher Grace Wesley (portrayed by Melissa Joan Hart), laments a future where people won’t come…
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It’s Time To Suck In That Gut And Get Outdoors

When you get to a certain age, it becomes really difficult to call yourself an athlete. In my case the balding scalp and the sagging gut is a dead giveaway. I’m a grandpa six times over, and I’m getting pretty good at playing the part of a nearly-60 sedentary guy who’d just as soon sit…
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Get A Book — Mine, For Instance

The purpose of this blog is to convince you that you need to get a good book. Coincidentally, I happen to have a book signing scheduled on Saturday, March 19, at BenLee’s Cafe in downtown Worthington, 212 10th Street, from 1 to 3 p.m. I’ll be there to sign three of my books, and to…
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