LILLIAN CROOK: WildDakotaWoman — Red Oak House Marinara
TONY J BENDER: That’s Life — Hurricane Donald
LILLIAN CROOK: WildDakotaWoman — Dakota Night Astronomy Festival
 

LILLIAN CROOK: WildDakotaWoman — Theodore Roosevelt: The Naturalist In The Arena TR Symposium 2017

As I sit down to write this, I’m listening to thunder and hoping that regular rain will return to the northern Plains. Today I’m reflecting on the Theodore Roosevelt: the Naturalist in the Arena Symposium that Jim and I attended at nearby at Dickinson (N.D.) State University last week, the 12th annual. We attended the first and … Continue reading LILLIAN CROOK: WildDakotaWoman — Theodore Roosevelt: The Naturalist In The Arena TR Symposium 2017

TERRY DULLUM: The Dullum File — My Drug Abuse Problem

This is a cautionary tale. It involves drug abuse on my part, no less. Even though it was inadvertent and one time only. The drug in question here is a popular one, the sedative sold as Ambien. After a surgery my doctor prescribed Ambien to help me sleep. I can attest that for me, it … Continue reading TERRY DULLUM: The Dullum File — My Drug Abuse Problem

TOM COYNE: Back In Circulation — Purple Pain Just A Part Of NFL’s Bane

A chilly Sunday morning gradually blossomed into a gorgeous, late summer afternoon. But being a golfer of marginal talent and fully aware that our local football team had an enticing matchup in Pittsburgh, I still wondered if I’d made the right choice. Our annual fraternity scramble was on tap at the University of Minnesota course, … Continue reading TOM COYNE: Back In Circulation — Purple Pain Just A Part Of NFL’s Bane

LILLIAN CROOK: WildDakotaWoman — Autumn And The Blessing Of Rain

Finally, it rained. A two-day soaker Friday and Saturday. We were in the Bad Lands for a four-day trip, an immersion in Theodore Roosevelt, where we attended the 12th annual TR Symposium at Dickinson (N.D.) State University. Jim and I have attended a number of these (including the first), and this year’s topic of TR … Continue reading LILLIAN CROOK: WildDakotaWoman — Autumn And The Blessing Of Rain

RON SCHALOW: Picky Patriotism

“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” We would chant this oath every morning in the first grade in 1962. I was happy to do it, not that I had a … Continue reading RON SCHALOW: Picky Patriotism

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of South Dakota

The 10th-ranked University of North Dakota football team was hoping to build on last weekend’s Potato Bowl victory against Missouri State, but the University of South Dakota (3-0) had a different idea as the Coyotes overwhelmed the Fighting Hawks 45-7 before almost 10,000 fans Saturday in the DakotaDome. USD quarterback Chris Streveler, who has won back-to-back … Continue reading RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — University Of North Dakota Vs. University Of South Dakota

DAVE VORLAND: Photo Gallery — The Windy City

Bloomington, Minn., photographer Dave Vorland recently spent some time in Chicago, the Windy City. Dave went to graduate school in Chicago at the Northwestern University in the mid-1960s. Here are some of the sights that caught his eye.

LILLIAN CROOK: WildDakotaWoman — Red Oak House Marinara

On Wednesday, I commandeered the canner from Jim so that I could make the season’s first batch of marinara at Red Oak House. He grows a variety of tomatoes, including paste type, starting these from seed in the basement in the early spring. As I’ve previously written, he has harvested more than a thousand tomatoes … Continue reading LILLIAN CROOK: WildDakotaWoman — Red Oak House Marinara

TONY J BENDER: That’s Life — Hurricane Donald

A big wind made landfall last Wednesday in North Dakota, and when I woke up the next morning, North Dakota was great again. A KX News morning show anchor giddily recounted her excitement about President Trump’s visit and how she and her family had gone out to “show our love for the president.” I was … Continue reading TONY J BENDER: That’s Life — Hurricane Donald

LILLIAN CROOK: WildDakotaWoman — Dakota Night Astronomy Festival

“Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.” — Theodore Roosevelt Gentle reader, if you are looking for the perfect autumn getaway in North Dakota, I suggest the fifth annual Dakota Night Astronomy Festival, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in beautiful Medora, N.D. From the Theodore Roosevelt National Park press release: “People … Continue reading LILLIAN CROOK: WildDakotaWoman — Dakota Night Astronomy Festival