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Your own little personal frontier

December 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

Do you know what is a lot different between our generation, and our parents and grandparents generation? It’s space.
Not space in terms of stars, planets, meteors, satellites, the moon and Buzz Lightyear. No, I’m talking about the difference in …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Holten: It’s good to be folksy

December 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

Do you know what it means to be folksy? According to Mr. Dictionary, it means that you are simple and unpretentious in your behavior, like ordinary people. You are informal and affable; good-natured and easy to talk to.
In North Dakota, if you want …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Holten: It’s good to be folksy

December 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

Do you know what it means to be folksy? According to Mr. Dictionary, it means that you are simple and unpretentious in your behavior, like ordinary people. You are informal and affable; good-natured and easy to talk to.
In North Dakota, if you want …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Holten: Lost another friend

December 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

We lost a classmate last week. That’s a big deal, because where I grew up — just a stone’s throw from the Montana and Canadian borders — there weren’t that many of us to begin with.
When we walked through the front doors of that old brick …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Holten: Multiple uses for the simplest thing

October 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

Do you know what a bobby pin is? I do.
That’s partly because I grew up with a couple of older sisters. When you grow up with older sisters, there are all kinds of things laying around the house that you might not know about otherwise.
For example…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: 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