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Jackie Hope: Winter arrives at 4:03 p.m.

December 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

Have you noticed the sun has gone south for the winter? There are, like, only 15 minutes of daylight outside these days. And those minutes always seem to drop by between 1-1:15 each afternoon.
So when you take your after-lunch nap, you’re gonna mi…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Jackie Hope: Haunting stories come to life at Odd Fellows Lodge

October 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

There is something very odd in downtown Dickinson.
We’re not saying the Odd Fellows Lodge in Dickinson is haunted. Not exactly. It’s just that some really strange things are happening there.
OK, it’s an old building. Like well over 100 years …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Jackie Hope: Peanut butter treats for ‘Mousetopia’

August 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

Know what a mouse’s fave food is? Peanut butter. We know this is an absolute fact, because Mighty Mouse, his 12 wives and his 144 children are living under our front window.
They have built a high-rise condo inside the base of our bird bath. They …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Jackie Hope: Cure for the uncommon earworms

August 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

Soooo, got a song stuck in your head? Right now, do you have a song banging around between your ears? No? OK, then don’t think about any songs like “Achy Breaky Heart” or “It’s a Small World.”
Scientists actually have a name for … “B…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Jackie Hope: Park your butts in downtown Dickinson

July 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

Look out, Steve Buscemi, because Dickinson is getting its own “Park Bench!”
Last April, Steve Buscemi … stop the blank stares; you know him. He was Nucky in “Boardwalk Empire” and the crook who got fed to the wood chipper in “Fargo.” H…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Jackie Hope Do you feel the steam, punk?

April 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

Know what steampunk is? It is what happens when Goths discover the color brown.
And you are asking what Medieval history has to do with the color brown, aren’t you? We’re not talking about those Goth guys that caused the fall of the Roman Empire…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Jackie Hope: Ready for the Peeps show?

April 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

Know what’s the best thing about Easter? OK, the second best thing, next to the Resurrection.
Peeps!
Those squeezy, sweet and sugar-coated Easter treats made of fluffy, stuffy, marshmallow puffy goodness are a surer sign of spring than any amount…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Jackie Hope: Winging it

April 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

Hey, have you seen any robins yet? They are back from their winter digs and are scouting yards for worms, hot-looking robins of the opposite gender and affordable housing.
Don’t know about your yard, but the only thing resembling a worm in our fro…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Jackie Hope: Winging it

April 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

Hey, have you seen any robins yet? They are back from their winter digs and are scouting yards for worms, hot-looking robins of the opposite gender and affordable housing.
Don’t know about your yard, but the only thing resembling a worm in our fro…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.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