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Book Report: Big heart for a big ‘horse’ of a guy

August 9, 2012 in River Falls Journal

I was in high school when Heisman Trophy winner Alan Ameche was making big news on Big Ten gridirons. Continue Reading

Woodworking: It’s just possible to not only cook it right, but also cook to perfection

June 21, 2012 in River Falls Journal

It’s barbecuing time in Badgerland, and I’ve recently had luck with recipes from various sources that I’ll share with you. Continue Reading

Woodworking: We’re a wise, elderly group that sips coffee while analyzing public relations and the omens of melancholia

June 7, 2012 in River Falls Journal

Our morning coffee group, once called the Sages, waxes and wanes with the seasons. Continue Reading

Book Report: Lyrical words tell the tale

May 31, 2012 in River Falls Journal

Gary Boelhower, a St. Scholastica theology professor, writes on a variety of topics, his first wife, his daughter’s wedding, his gayness, his grandmother “ground down by the hard soil of two failed farms.” Continue Reading

Woodworking: Pass the sausage: They sure fit in better than anyone could have imagined

May 11, 2012 in River Falls Journal

When the Amish people began moving into the Whitehall area half a century ago, I often wondered how they would adjust to a neighborhood full of Norwegian- and Polish-Americans. Continue Reading

Woodworking: Gone but not forgotten; the memory lives on

March 15, 2012 in River Falls Journal

A Journal reader named Art Dolan phoned the other day and had a message for all of us, said I should remind other Journal readers, too, so here goes. Continue Reading

Part III: Travels in the Baltic: Memorable voyage abroad makes it hard to bid ‘sudie’

October 20, 2011 in River Falls Journal

After almost two weeks in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia and after hearing of the atrocities wreaked on them by their neighbor Germany, I must admit I wasn’t overly enthusiastic about the three days SmarTours had scheduled for us in Berlin. Continue Reading

Part III: Travels in the Baltic: Memorable voyage abroad makes it hard to bid ‘sudie’

October 20, 2011 in River Falls Journal

After almost two weeks in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia and after hearing of the atrocities wreaked on them by their neighbor Germany, I must admit I wasn’t overly enthusiastic about the three days SmarTours had scheduled for us in Berlin. Continue Reading

Wood Working: Were we, opera lovers, divinely drenched while U-2 fans took sprinkles?

August 26, 2011 in River Falls Journal

“God works in mysterious ways his wonders to perform,” or something like that. Continue Reading

Book Report: Young adult novels good for a change

August 12, 2011 in River Falls Journal

In 2003, I had the privilege to speak at a very fine writers’ conference in Eau Claire. Continue Reading