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The fading away of etiquette

January 29, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Do you know what etiquette is? The dictionary says its a code of behavior that defines expectations for social behavior according to contemporary conventional norms within a society, social class or group. Continue Reading

Dickinson Press readers deserve apology; Scouts about serving, protecting youth

October 29, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

On Wednesday, The Dickinson Press published an article which at best deserves a front-page apology and at worst, an “F” for quality, investigative journalism. Continue Reading

Dickinson parents’ input appreciated

September 27, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

School accreditation is a voluntary method of quality assurance developed more than 100 years ago and is primarily designed to distinguish schools adhering to a set of educational standards. Continue Reading

Flag represents every part of our country

June 13, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

I would like to talk about our American flag in this article. On June 14, 1777, Congress passed an act stating “That the flag of the 13 United States be 13 stripes, alternate red and white, that the union be 13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.” Continue Reading

Many ways for students to stay productive this summer

May 25, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

The school year has reached its conclusion and all children have started their summer vacation. Continue Reading

The gift of shade and more

May 15, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

When I was a kid my parents had a comfy green living room chair, like a throne, that had arms so fat I could set an 8 1/2-by-11 inch tablet on it and draw for hours on end. That chair was not only my personal art studio; it was also my little world. Continue Reading

All are guilty

May 1, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Have you ever been disrespected? Well, I certainly have. Continue Reading

Litter in the Badlands — really?

April 24, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

I witnessed the highest form of stupidity this weekend, right there on Highway 22, 22 miles north of Killdeer, where the highway meets the Badlands, or “the Breaks” as locals refer to it, at the site of what is called the Lost Bridge. Continue Reading

No hail in ‘Hail Mary’

April 17, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

The Weather Channel reported that more than 61 tornadoes were spotted in Nebraska, Oklahoma, Iowa and Kansas this past weekend, accompanied by baseball-size hail that shattered windows and tore the siding off of homes. Continue Reading

Here’s to the inventors of tailgating

April 10, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Now, if you’re like me, you probably think of “tailgating” as a more recent phenomenon, created by “thick-waisted” drinkers and blatant overeaters who attend college and professional football games, but sometimes don’t even make it into the game itself. Continue Reading