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My wife recently had a conversation with a fellow Christian who did not understand why, during Lent, we focus on Jesus’ passion and death. When we look to the cross, every Christian sees a sign of … more
Baseball remains my favorite sport. Despite changing the rules; despite the money that changed the players; despite all of that, I still like baseball. Throw the ball; hit the ball; catch the ball. … more
If you have pain on the bottom of your foot at the heel, especially when you take your first steps of the day, you likely have plantar fasciitis. One of the most common causes of foot pain, plantar … more
Every time I travel our state, the best part of my day is just meeting people. I run into old friends at Culver’s or HyVee all the time. They usually introduce me to whoever they’re with, whether … more
Do you remember the time when nearly every gas station, restaurant and variety store displayed several racks of postcards? You could buy cards that portrayed lovely photos of local and state … more
I’m not sure about everyone else, but I’m getting sick of these cold temperatures and constant threats of snow in the forecast. It’s supposed to be spring! It’s almost April; the weather … more
It has been nine years since my medical school acceptance. I can describe my personal process in two words: arduous and lengthy. Now, this may not be the case for all people that apply to medical … more
I talk a lot about the American Dream. Unfortunately, that’s unusual these days. To me, the American Dream was an ideal that was embedded in my heart since I was a child. I think that had a lot to … more
I am so blessed to have friends who are talented wordsmiths. One such is Elaine Shipley in Fallon, Mont. Lainey has given me permission to use one of her musings.Inspiration and memories If at some … more
For many years the stage and the silver screen have dripped with dramatic scenes that involved a handkerchief. Shakespeare’s Othello killed his wife over a misunderstanding about a hanky. Bad guys … more
Before my junior year in high school, I returned from a Boy Scout canoeing trip to discover my sister had been killed in a car crash. I will never forget the sadness of the moment when I walked into … more
There is nothing better than homemade pasta sauce, but most of us don’t always have the time to take on making homemade sauces. Fortunately, there are several ways to make store-bought sauces taste … more
There’s a perception that South Dakota’s future is charted in Pierre. That’s where big decisions get made; where Governors have taken historic actions; where legislators go every … more
This may not relate to everyone, but for those who read printed ads or hear them on the radio or TV, today's notes will help with what one notices about advertised products.Advertising notes NEW - … more
“Oh, yoohoo! Could you please help little-ol’ me?” Picture the damsel in distress in the old movie. She twirls her ruffled parasol. She flutters her eyelashes and her lacy white handkerchief -- … more
As I was browsing at all the recipes I’ve shared so far, I realized I rarely share drink recipes. This is pretty crazy considering all the drink recipes I’ve collected throughout my time … more
After 40 years as a doctor interacting with patients, in the last two-and-a-half years the tables turned, and I have become the patient. Although most are good, I’ve found some doctors are … more
I’m hoping everyone in the nation gets on the bandwagon and follows us.” Those were the words of Ken Amundson, the president of Midwestern Mechanical in Sioux Falls. Ken’s company has had to … more
This may have been in before, but with spring training starting soon in Arizona, I had to dig this out. If you give a boy a baseball, he will want a bat to go with it. You’ll buy him the best bat … more
With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, I thought this would be the perfect time to share a traditional Irish recipe and talk more about this special soda bread. For anyone born and raised … more
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