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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

Holten: You are part of the balance of life

May 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

How many times have you heard someone say, “It’s just part of the bigger scheme of things?”
I’d say the average citizen has heard it more than a million times or at least more often than the average heartbroken woman has heard the phrase,  continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Holten: The latest miracle drug

April 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

I have a question for you. If you could swallow a pill that did all of the things listed below, would you call it a miracle drug? I think you would. Well guess what? You can.

What does this miracle drug do? To begin with, taking this helps you to …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Holten: A chance to know your ND heroes

April 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

I spent this past weekend with what might be the nicest people in the world.
Never mind that one of them was a beautiful rodeo queen and that others were bronc riders who rode themselves to the top of the world.
What’s more important is that they…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Holten: A chance to know your ND heroes

April 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

I spent this past weekend with what might be the nicest people in the world.
Never mind that one of them was a beautiful rodeo queen and that others were bronc riders who rode themselves to the top of the world.
What’s more important is that they…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com