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In Our Own Backyard…Who will be the ‘Biggest Loser’?

December 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. And so, when our chubby young female cat Sunshine tipped the scales at 16 pounds during a recent vet visit, we knew she was going to have to take the “Biggest Loser” route and shed a few pounds.

That was …continue reading on pinejournal.com

In Our Own Backyard…Savor the sounds of silence

November 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

Lately, I’ve been talking to my refrigerator. It’s not that I’m lonely, or that I’ve been tippling a little too much in the cooking sherry. It’s because that when the appliance salesman told us our new refrigerator had all the bells and whi…continue reading on pinejournal.com

Jackie Hope: Baseball season means start of spring

March 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

Sunday night, spring officially begins. Oh, sure, there was that equinox thing last Thursday, and there was a robin mining a snow bank for something meaty the other day.
But for some of us spring begins when that first Major League baseball is tosse…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Burgess: Who’s the most famous North Dakotan?

January 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — For a state that claims to be “legendary,” you’d think there would be more famous people.
Spurred by a recent debate about the historical merits of Lawrence Welk’s boyhood home, a reporter set out last week to ask a lot of people a…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Burgess: Who’s the most famous North Dakotan?

January 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — For a state that claims to be “legendary,” you’d think there would be more famous people.
Spurred by a recent debate about the historical merits of Lawrence Welk’s boyhood home, a reporter set out last week to ask a lot of people a…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Jackie Hope: Another ‘Tuesday Afternoon’

October 21, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Where were you in ’72, or ’82, ’92, or even 2002? Well here’s a factoid that’ll knock your socks off and that’ll make baby boomers feel older than dirt. Continue Reading

Stupid Smartphones: iPhone, uDumb

October 14, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

I really want to get a smartphone, but I have this intense fear that I am too dumb for one. I have already imagined this encounter with the salesperson many times. Continue Reading

Jackie Hope: Explaining the furry phenomenon

October 14, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Did you know there are furries among us? You’re thinking about your grammy’s pink plush bedroom slippers, aren’t you? No way, Jose. Continue Reading

Jackie Hope: Harvest time can be a real slugfest

October 7, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

October: The month of harvest festivals, harvest moons, harvesting gardens and harvesting slugs. Continue Reading

Karen Foster: The cat’s meow

September 30, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

I know that a graduate student at Cornell has studied the meows of cats, both domesticated and captive. Continue Reading