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COUNTRY SCRIBE: ‘Les Miserables’ proves to be a sobfest

January 5, 2013 in Grand Forks Herald

On Christmas Day, several new movies hit the big screen. The most notable this year was the latest version of Les Miserables, which opened to critical acclaim. Continue Reading

COUNTRY SCRIBE: Old Apache Trail

December 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Eric Bergeson recounts his dangerous journey down the Apache Trail outside Phoenix Arizona. Continue Reading

COUNTRY SCRIBE: Winter getaway to Phoenix

November 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

For this year’s winter getaway, I am for the first time ever living in a suburban tract home. Location in a massive development on the outskirts of Phoenix, the home is an improvement over living in an apartment. Continue Reading

COUNTRY SCRIBE: Elves, ceramic frog at home in the swamp

October 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

After seven years in the same house, the longest I have abided in one abode in my adult life, the urge to clean out the corners hit last week. If you don’t move for a while, things start to accumulate. Continue Reading

We’re in the ‘dog days’ of summer

July 27, 2012 in DL-Online

These are the dog days of summer. The term “dog days” dates from ancient times and has to do with the stellar constellations which are prominent in the night sky during July and August. Continue Reading

Nautical advice for the graduate

May 25, 2012 in DL-Online

Sometime this month, every campus and high school across this great nation will host a celebration where somebody who has allegedly met with success in life will dispense advice to graduates on how they, too, might meet with success in life. Continue Reading

We’ve become modern day hermits

May 18, 2012 in DL-Online

Across the road on the old Henry Helm place is a little 20 acre field which is now rented by the Amish. Seventy years ago, Henry, who didn’t get his first tractor until the late 1940s, plowed the field with horses. Continue Reading

The trail that used to be a rail

May 11, 2012 in DL-Online

Although I live in the woods, my awareness of nature has been expanded by a trail four miles distant that follows the path of an old rail bed. I remember hearing trains rumble in the distance from my basement bedroom as a boy. However, the last train probably ran 25 years ago. Continue Reading