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Byrd’s Nest: Farewell, North Dakota

January 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

A little more than two and a half years ago, my wife grew tired of living in Nebraska and asked if we could go someplace new. I jokingly told her that if we were to move anywhere, it would be to North Dakota because it was the only state in better ec…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Byrd’s Nest: Farewell, North Dakota

January 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

A little more than two and a half years ago, my wife grew tired of living in Nebraska and asked if we could go someplace new. I jokingly told her that if we were to move anywhere, it would be to North Dakota because it was the only state in better ec…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Byrd: Never trust a salesman

December 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

I did a very dumb thing six months ago. I looked a businessman in the eyes while he told me how good a vehicle was that he was trying to sell me, and I believed him.
Of what was to become my wife’s 2000 Volkswagen New Beetle, a Dickinson car sales…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Byrd: Never trust a salesman

December 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

I did a very dumb thing six months ago. I looked a businessman in the eyes while he told me how good a vehicle was that he was trying to sell me, and I believed him.
Of what was to become my wife’s 2000 Volkswagen New Beetle, a Dickinson car sales…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Byrd: Welcome to Vine

October 4, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

A long time ago (eons in cyberspace years), I was on Myspace. My wife was using Facebook and she begged me to try the social network out. Continue Reading

Byrd: Younger generations need an investment

September 20, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

While perusing my Twitter feed Friday for an idea to write about for today, I stumbled across a Mother Jones article entitled “I’m Gen Y, and I’m Not a Special Snowflake. I’m Broke.” Continue Reading

Bryd: The Avail 2 doesn’t stack up

September 13, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

When my wife and I decided a few weeks ago to upgrade our aging Android smartphones, we took a technological leap of faith and invested in a pair of Nokia Lumia 520s. Continue Reading

Byrd: Dickinson should take up plastic recycling

September 6, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Sometimes it makes me sad to look into my garbage bin behind my desk. It seems that by the end of the week there’s so much plastic in there, and in Dickinson there’s nowhere for it to go except into the city’s landfill. Continue Reading

Byrd: Celebrating five years of marriage

August 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

From my desk at the newspaper, I watched with dread as dark billowing clouds filled the western Nebraska sky. It had been an abnormally dry year in Sidney, Neb., in 2008, something my soon-to-be bride and I had counted on for our wedding day. Continue Reading

Byrd: Know your labor laws

August 2, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Do you know North Dakota labor laws? If you’re an employer or an employee in this state, it’s in your best interest to familiarize yourself with them. Continue Reading