LA VALLEUR COMMUNICATES: Musings by Barbara La Valleur — 500: One Day At A Time!
DAVE VORLAND: It Occurs To Me — Odette And Swann
TIM MADIGAN: Anything Mentionable — The Therapist Grieves
 

MARTIN C. FREDRICKS IV: Four The Record — Fusion For Caring

Invaluable. That’s the Real Answer, Mr. Commissioner; A Fusion of Smiles, Languages And Colors No matter how you slice it, surgery is no fun. More to the point, it’s no fun no matter how they need to slice you. Painful stuff. Recovery is no walk in the park, either. After nearly eight days in recovery at Sanford, … Continue reading MARTIN C. FREDRICKS IV: Four The Record — Fusion For Caring

PAULA MEHMEL: Shoot the Rapids — The Race Of Life

I am not a runner. Oh, there have been times in my life when I’ve run, like when I was in high school and I was in track. I was a thrower — shot put and discus — but the coach wanted to fill out the full roster for team points, so I was forced to run … Continue reading PAULA MEHMEL: Shoot the Rapids — The Race Of Life

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Wildlife Wonderland

Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons is becoming quite well-known for his spectacular sports shots. But recently, he decided to take a ride into the countryside, since there were no action sports that night, so he could practice his action shooting.

TOM DAVIES: The Verdict — Leakers Or Patriotic Whistle-blowers?

It appears that some media types and supporters of President Trump, hereinafter referred to as 45, are having difficulty with how to describe those in government positions who are providing information that is classified to those who will publicize it. The naysayers suggest those whom they term “leakers” should be sought out, identified and then … Continue reading TOM DAVIES: The Verdict — Leakers Or Patriotic Whistle-blowers?

CHRIS ALLEN: London Journal — When A Bomb Explodes

I’ve been to Kabul, Afghanistan, four times in my life. The first three times a suicide bomber blew up something and took innocent lives somewhere in the city. The first time, in 2010, it happened on a road I had been on just two days earlier. But in none of those cases was the bombing … Continue reading CHRIS ALLEN: London Journal — When A Bomb Explodes

JIM FUGLIE: View From The Prairie — Herb Meschke: A Brilliant Mind In A Broken Body

They’ll bury Herb Meschke later this week. I don’t know if it will be in the North Dakota Bad Lands, where he was born and raised, or in Minot, where he spent most of his life. Wherever it is, his presence will enhance the stature of the cemetery. Herb was a cowboy, a lawyer, a … Continue reading JIM FUGLIE: View From The Prairie — Herb Meschke: A Brilliant Mind In A Broken Body

NANCY EDMONDS HANSON: After Thought — Commencing

It’s one of life’s funny little ironies: Graduation season brings on a nearly irresistible urge to give advice … at the very moment when impending graduates are least likely to think they need to listen. Exactly 50 years ago, I was in those bright young mortar-boarded and begowned whippersnappers’ shoes. Fresh from the hallowed halls … Continue reading NANCY EDMONDS HANSON: After Thought — Commencing

LA VALLEUR COMMUNICATES: Musings by Barbara La Valleur — 500: One Day At A Time!

Today marks another milestone on the path with my German Metabolic Balance® journey: Day 500! And it’s still working — “when I am ‘on plan.’” It’s been challenging the past four months for a variety of reasons, all of which would come under the heading of “life and  death events.” It started with an incredible trip to … Continue reading LA VALLEUR COMMUNICATES: Musings by Barbara La Valleur — 500: One Day At A Time!

DAVE VORLAND: It Occurs To Me — Odette And Swann

I took this picture May 31, 2005, of a movie actress taking a break during filming along the Seine River in Paris She reminds me of Odette de Crécy, an unforgettable character in Marcel Proust’s “Swann In Love,” a component of his larger work “In Search of Lost Time.” Although Proust died in 1922, “the … Continue reading DAVE VORLAND: It Occurs To Me — Odette And Swann

TIM MADIGAN: Anything Mentionable — The Therapist Grieves

As I’ve written here before, I think my collaboration with therapist Patrick O’Malley on his new book is as important as any work I’ve done in a 40-year career. It is our belief and fervent hope that the book, “Getting Grief Right: Finding Your Story of Love in the Sorrow of Loss,” will bring comfort to untold numbers of … Continue reading TIM MADIGAN: Anything Mentionable — The Therapist Grieves