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Holten: The beginnings of where we’re at today

September 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

Once upon a time, long before the Civil War, there was a baby boy born in Mattapoisett, Mass., to parents who were descendants of Pilgrims who’d sailed to America aboard the Mayflower.
The father of the boy was a former ship captain who became a g…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Holten: The beginnings of where we’re at today

September 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

Once upon a time, long before the Civil War, there was a baby boy born in Mattapoisett, Mass., to parents who were descendants of Pilgrims who’d sailed to America aboard the Mayflower.
The father of the boy was a former ship captain who became a g…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Holten: Hell on Earth

August 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

What do you hate most in life? Getting a colonoscopy, a root canal or experiencing a direct hit on your thumb with the head of a hammer … twice in two seconds? Personally, I hate doing laundry.
Oh sure, there could be worse things. For example, I …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Holten: Hell on Earth

August 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

What do you hate most in life? Getting a colonoscopy, a root canal or experiencing a direct hit on your thumb with the head of a hammer … twice in two seconds? Personally, I hate doing laundry.
Oh sure, there could be worse things. For example, I …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Holten: Color is the key

July 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

What state has better sunsets than North Dakota? There is none. North Dakota is the king of sunsets, or at least the prince in waiting.
I saw one of those sunsets Monday night while driving in the countryside, while I was spooning a marshmallow sund…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Holten: A hodgepodge of thoughts and emotions

June 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

If you were a kid in 1952, you were faced with the fact that there actually was a bogeyman and his name was Mr. Polio.

Polio was a bad dude that infected 58,000 people that year, with 21,269 of them — mostly kids — ending up with some form of pa…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

A hodgepodge of thoughts and emotions

June 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

If you were a kid in 1952, you were faced with the fact that there actually was a bogeyman and his name was Mr. Polio.

Polio was a bad dude that infected 58,000 people that year, with 21,269 of them — mostly kids — ending up with some form of pa…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

A hodgepodge of thoughts and emotions

June 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

If you were a kid in 1952, you were faced with the fact that there actually was a bogeyman and his name was Mr. Polio.

Polio was a bad dude that infected 58,000 people that year, with 21,269 of them — mostly kids — ending up with some form of pa…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Holten: An easy way to live longer

June 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

If I told you to do something simple that would ultimately make you live longer, would you do it?
No, it’s not jogging, or eating better or taking a miracle pill or drinking less, or even getting more sleep. It’s easier than that.
What could be…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Holten: Do we really have to sleep?

May 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

Why do we sleep? In order to rest you say. But why do we have to rest? What are we resting for?
After all, God didn’t have to invent us with that sleep mechanism included if he didn’t want to. He could have made us like giraffes, which only slee…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com