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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Enough To Keep Me Busy

Here’s my latest book report: I am getting a little peculiar with my book reading these days; not with the kinds of books I read, but with the way I’m reading them. It used to be that I’d have one book at a time, and I’d wait until I finished it before I went looking…
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Drop The Kaepernick Blather, Already

ESPN continues to be hell-bent on shaming some NFL franchise into putting marginal quarterback and national anthem sittee Colin Kaepernick on its roster, going so far on Friday as to call every NFL owner a coward, or worse. So just once I’d like to see the following conversation between an ESPN broadcaster and an owner:…
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My Hospital Diary

To make a long story short, the doctors were thorough, the nurses were friendly, and the food was awful. I’ve had several people ask me recently about my four-week stay at Avera-McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls during the last week in June and most of July. For those of you who haven’t heard, I was…
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