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Holten: The gift of peace

October 8, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Friday is a big day. Do you know why? Because that’s when they will once again announce who will be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. What is the Nobel Peace Prize? It’s a dead man’s will.
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The Last Tree: Chapter 11

September 24, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

I actually thought that if I wished hard enough, like I’d never wished before, that I might be able to make myself disappear. Continue Reading

The Last Tree: Chapters 6-7

August 26, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

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The Last Tree

August 5, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Need to get caught up on Kevin Holten’s novel “The Last Tree”? Read it here as a new chapter is added each week. Continue Reading

Holten: The shopping cart before the horse

June 11, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

I’m not much of a shopper. In fact, I hate shopping. Typically my “shopping trips” last about as long as it takes to screw in a light bulb, start a new lawnmower or remove a bathing suit. Continue Reading

Holten: Rain, rain, go away

June 4, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Enough already, I mean, really, how much more of this do we need? This rain has got to stop! Continue Reading

Holten: What’s the lasting oil boom legacy?

May 28, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Let’s say that you’re a farmer who owns a cow and someone comes along and says they would love to take ole Bessie off your hands. Do you give her to them or do you sell her to them? Continue Reading

Holten: No more worries for me

May 21, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

I’ve decided to give up something for Lent, even though it’s not the season. That something is “worry.” I’m not going to worry anymore. Worry doesn’t do any good, so why worry about it? Continue Reading

Holten: Life’s little reminders

May 7, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Do you ever get little mental reminders? You know, just something that pops into your head and reminds you of a past event, a loved one you knew and lost or a friend who passed away last year, 10 years ago or maybe 20. I do all the time. I’m just not sure where they come from. Continue Reading

Life in Chipsville

July 10, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Have you ever suffered from depression? I’m sure you have. I think we all have at one time or another, at least for short periods of time. Continue Reading