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This comes from Mike McFarland, now living in Wyoming. He and I traveled to rodeos together, he as a bull fighter and me as the announcer. He regularly regales me with great material. THE RULES FOR … more
The first church my kids really experienced and still remember was an outreach ministry that we were a part of for a few years about 10 years ago. About 10 couples left our home church and followed … more
“But…” The cold look in her father’s narrowed eyes defied any argument. No meant no. How could this be? How could a father withhold her own hard-earned money? How could he keep it when she … more
Since ancient times, marijuana has been used for medicinal and recreational purposes in many cultures. In the United States, it became illegal during prohibition, like alcohol. Later, under the … more
Living without a kitchen the past week has been a real challenge; having our kitchen boxed up and stacked all over our living room is making me feel claustrophobic. We were able to get the ceiling … more
Our kitchen remodel is now in full swing, and it looks like we’ll be without a kitchen for at least a week or two. I knew the remodel would be a big project. We are replacing all of our cupboards, … more
Sunday, March 20 marks the first day of Spring — at 10:33 a.m. CT/9:33 a.m. MT precisely, according to the Farmer’s Almanac. Spring is a crucial season for both of our state’s two largest … more
The Felberg house has three crazy dogs - Malcolm, Poppy and Clover. We have had Malcolm, a yorkie - Pomeranian, a little over 8 years - named after Malcolm Jamal Warner of the Cosby Show. (What can I … more
“Ma will have your hide if you slop all the milk out of that bucket!” Emma giggled at the extra spring in her older sister’s step as they hurried to the house with the milk for the family. … more
Some things are easy to explain. Then God created the world; he also created the dog, the monkey and the cow. Told through the eyes of the dog, the monkey and the cow, and their conversations with … more
Life expectancy is a measure commonly considered when it comes to the overall health of a population. In this day and age, when most of us think about which medical interventions are most important … more
During my first State of the State address, I announced I wanted South Dakota to lead the nation, raising the bar in everything we do. We immediately got to work on that, earning big wins like … more
Some of my days at home get pretty interesting, considering the dynamics of our house. The day in mind was no different. While my crew of boys were inside and outside and then downstairs and then out … more
I walked in the kitchen door. Mom’s gaze immediately fell to my knees. Two jagged holes were framed by dirt-encrusted blue fabric. Twisted, ragged threads drooped sadly around each gash. Mother’s … more
All of us at some time need to see our actions from the eyes of another. This is a well-used story and good for a check on ourselves, and how others see us. A man was being tailgated by a … more
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and whether you’re Irish or not, it’s a fun day to celebrate. For those who may not know, St. Patrick’s Day originated as a … more
Lately, my teenager has been fascinated by medical dramas. Although my “doctor self” is usually rolling my eyes throughout the program, it’s often a good conversation starter. One recent show … more
They say hindsight is 20-20. Looking back at the year 2020 in hindsight, we now can say that South Dakota consistently made the right decisions during the pandemic. After all, our path has led us to … more
Today’s story should satisfy Canadian readers, folks with Canadian friends, golfers and conservatives. Read it with an open mind, please. Prime Minister Trudeau has added a review of Canadian PGA … more
The thump of my boots echoed in the cold, dark hallway. A bare bulb high above cast shadows over the old steps, but I didn’t care, because when I got to the bottom of those steps and opened the … more
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