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Zaleski: Trusting, happy and satisfied: Really?

April 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

Two surveys by the Gallup organization go a long way to explain North Dakotans’ satisfaction with what some might define as the status quo. The results also suggest that the majority political class in the state can rest easy as election time nears…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Zaleski: Trusting, happy and satisfied: Really?

April 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

Two surveys by the Gallup organization go a long way to explain North Dakotans’ satisfaction with what some might define as the status quo. The results also suggest that the majority political class in the state can rest easy as election time nears…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Zaleski: After Beatles, nothing was the same

February 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

I’m not sure when the term “Beatlemania” became part of the language, but it was an apt description of what exploded onto the American scene in February 50 years ago. I remember the time as if it were yesterday.
I was a senior in high school. …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Zaleski: Dance bans: It’s deja vu all over again

September 15, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

So the kiddies at a Grand Forks school didn’t like dance rules and bolted to an off-school site so they could gyrate as pornographically as they pleased. What else is new? Continue Reading

Zaleski: Add a heavy to summer reading list

July 22, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Here are three suggestions for your summer reading. Two of the three might seem surprising choices, but bear with me. Sometimes a serving of heavier fare can be a satisfying literary treat. Continue Reading

Zaleski: The apple guilt trip was very short

July 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

I bought a couple of pounds of apples the other day and discovered they were Braeburns from New Zealand. New Zealand! Crisp and sweet, the imports were really good. Continue Reading

Zaleski: Hot cross buns and sweet currant juice

April 1, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

I grew up in a ragout of Roman Catholicism that was spiced with ethnicity. Continue Reading

Zaleski: Palin-Paul a dream ticket — for Democrats

March 26, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The best thing that could happen to Democrats in the run-up to the 2016 election campaign is a Republican slate of Sarah Palin for president and Rand Paul for her running mate. It’s a dream ticket for Democrats, a nightmare for Republicans. Continue Reading

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Zaleski: Phases of the moon; phases of the mind

October 8, 2011 in INFORUM

Not much in the crazy file the last month or so. Continue Reading

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Zaleski: I’d rather get lost on rural back roads

October 1, 2011 in INFORUM

The last time I drove to the East Coast, I borrowed one of those GPS units and affixed it to the dashboard of the car. Continue Reading