November 1, 2014 in Uncategorized
Growing up, my favorite class was always history.
If there was one class that I actually paid attention in, it was Mike Schatzâs history and government classes at New England High School. (Except for that one time when I dozed off during a movie d…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com
October 11, 2014 in Uncategorized
Growing up, my family taught me about needs and wants.
If we went to the store and I saw a toy I wanted, my parents would ask me, âDo you really need that toy, or do you just want it?â
Of course, usually I just wanted it. And why not? Someone e…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com
September 6, 2014 in Uncategorized
After getting married in June, Sarah and I knew we werenât going to be able to take a honeymoon immediately after the wedding. She didnât have enough vacation time saved up to do anything worthwhile and the newspaper wasnât in a place where its…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com
August 23, 2014 in Uncategorized
Last week, one of my work colleague’s struck up a conversation with a Dickinson newcomer who had recently moved here from Idaho.
The man said he had left an economically depressed area but was doing well here. Still, he had no intention of bringin…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com
August 9, 2014 in Uncategorized
I stood on the roof of the old Elks Building in downtown Dickinson on Thursday night and said to someone, âWhy donât we do this more often?â
And I didnât mean standing on top of one of downtownâs tallest buildings, though the view was pret…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com
June 28, 2014 in Uncategorized
As someone who spent nearly a decade watching sports for a living, I can tell you without pause that if you like sports at all, you should be watching World Cup soccer.
Now, first off, I wonât call it football. It may be football to the rest of th…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com
June 22, 2014 in Uncategorized
Almost a year ago, we decided to get another dog. Not in the traditional sense either.
Only nine months after we had adopted Noodle, our schnoodle puppy that some of you may have read about in previous columns, we âadoptedâ Donovan, my sister-in…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com
June 21, 2014 in Uncategorized
Four years ago this July, one of my best friends convinced me to go to the bar with him on a Wednesday night.
Back then, I was the newspaperâs sports editor, and Wednesday was one of my days off. I remember it had been a particularly draining day …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com
May 24, 2014 in Uncategorized
On Thursday night, we had to make a quick trip to Bismarck. Because we were heading that way, I decided that it was time to pay a visit to the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan.
Thatâs where my Grandpa Monke was buried in December, and beca…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com
May 4, 2014 in Uncategorized
I had a front-row seat to debates for two of North Dakotaâs most hotly contested elected positions on Thursday night, serving as the timer for U.S. House and agriculture commissioner debates while Press Publisher Harvey Brock moderated the event sp…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com