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Column – Petrich bids adieu after 12 years

December 28, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

I thought writing my last column would be easy.
I envisioned a stirring retrospect of 12 years and more than 500 columns for two newspapers. Continue Reading

Point of View: Plan each moment or live and leap?

December 14, 2010 in The Osakis Review

I used to be a planner.
And as any planner knows, you can’t plan everything life happens, and life has a mind of its own. Continue Reading

Point of View: Sitting quietly can be extremely educational

November 23, 2010 in The Osakis Review

While the word recount can make even the most seasoned election judge cringe, it’s a magical word in the newspaper world.
Until you actually sit through it. Continue Reading

Point of View: I’m not so happy about the hunted in my home

November 16, 2010 in The Osakis Review

I’m clearing space on my wall for the decapitation of a cervine and it’s already giving me the willies. Continue Reading

Column – Who makes breakfast in heaven?

November 11, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

My youngest child attended his first funeral this month, yet as much as I tried to prepare him I couldn’t have imagined his reaction. Continue Reading

Column – It’s time to think of truckers

September 23, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

It’s been many years since I’ve thought about trucks.
Bad idea considering trucks are everywhere and affect nearly every part of our everyday lives. Continue Reading

Point of view: Slices of Osakis

September 2, 2010 in The Osakis Review

The Osakis Review wants to take a step back in time and revisit an old news section that has timeless appeal. Continue Reading

Column – It’s not about the painting

August 19, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

When my children were little I spent hours decorating their rooms to perfection, keeping each element a secret until I could “unveil” the finished product to each happy little face. Continue Reading

Point of View: Painting project – work or fun?

August 19, 2010 in The Osakis Review

When your children surprise you, avoid taking that deep breath of initial concern. They will hear it and it could interrupt greatness. Continue Reading

Point of View: He took the time to protect my glasses

August 12, 2010 in The Osakis Review

Everyone agreed Duke was one of those people you could always count on to step forward, often without being asked, when help was needed. Continue Reading