Category Archives: Curious

First Love

For Danny © Bonnie Staiger 2003 We were born one day apart our Moms in labor together we rode bikes in 2nd grade in 6th grade we played kick-the-can As freshman we danced cheek-to-cheek I wore a yellow dress and … Continue reading

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Verbal Abuse of the English Language

Gentle Reader: The annual List of Banished Words— a release by Lake Superior State University—has caught my attention again. Fortunately, normal people can take consolation that much of the blame for this year’s list goes to politicians and the news … Continue reading

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Friday Rituals – In Search of Work/Life Balance

Here on the Upper Great Plains and the 46th Parallel, work/life balance comes easier in the warmer months. Being nearer the Land of the Midnight Sun gives us almost 17 hours of sunlight in June. As a result, the scale … Continue reading

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Weather Report: Lost and Found

Gentle Reader: Got a sec? Yes, I know you are busy but give me 4 minutes for a Thought for the Day. I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately. Fall is a very busy time in North Dakota. Everyone … Continue reading

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The Long Green Line

Gentle reader: After 6 inches of powder fell today there has been a lot of chatter about snow removal equipment and tractors of various sizes. I was reminded of this converastion of almost 25 years ago. I had taken my daughter, about … Continue reading

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Like Sands through the Hourglass, So are . . .

Gentle Reader: Here in North Dakota we have the privilege of four distinct seasons which clearly helps her citizens mark time and the passage of years. Still the days drip, drip, drip through that hourglass and evaporate at an alarming speed. While … Continue reading

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Barley’s Biscuits at Bonnie’s

Gentle Reader: Part of my growing family is my grand dog, Barley. She’s a 95 lb. yellow lab who loves the world and everything in it. Occasionally she gets to come for sleep-overs. About a year ago, I decided I … Continue reading

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