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Many of my patients will say, “Doctor, I am so inflamed.” The use of the word inflammation is commonplace as we search the market for anti-inflammatory diets or self-help books on inflammation. … more
It was an exciting week for us. Our lab had puppies for the first time, and we were able to spend a lot of time with family. Last Wednesday, our dog Storm went into labor around 8:30 p.m., keeping us … more
An afternoon rain shower put an end to field work one warm day in early June. Delmer and the neighbor boys grabbed the opportunity to patrol the shelter belt for deer trails and broods of young … more
"And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots … more
On June 14th each year, we celebrate the American Flag as an enduring symbol of freedom, equality, justice, and hope. Our flag is more than a symbol of our country’s core values — it also … more
One of the most prominent shows from my childhood memory bank is “The Reading Rainbow.” LeVar Burton, who was the face and voice of the show for over 20 years, had a catchphrase that simply … more
We live in the information age. One can ask a question by speaking into a phone or entering a few key strokes. Within seconds, a plethora of particulars flashes across the screen. Sometimes, the … more
After over nearly 30 years of doing radio and/or newspaper, please don't blame me if I often have favorites. I've often said that I have many poems or stories that are tied for 2nd in my "favorite … more
It was another busy weekend for us with lots of weeding, flower planting and even some fishing. With the temperatures rising, I’m glad we were able to get a lot of our outside work done early, so … more
For the past few months, I’ve been fielding questions about the baby formula crisis. Make no mistake, the shortage of baby formula is indeed a crisis. Babies are delicate. Their immature bodies … more
That’s the question that’s been on my mind.Before the pandemic struck, America was experiencing a resurgence in global economic and political strength that hadn’t been seen since World War II. … more
Today I share with you something written by my cousin Jake Lake in Idaho. This is one of my favorite pieces that he sent me over the years. You may want to keep this one, read it over again later, … more
I was mad at myself when I awoke because I knew I had slept more than an hour, and Mom told me the baby pig needed to eat really often. He was the last of the litter and dreadfully weak. Dad and Mom … more
Did you know that there are over 200 different types of potatoes in the United States alone? Most potatoes fall into two categories that impact the outcome of your dish: starchy and waxy (plus some … more
My daughter picked some flowers for her mother. They were vibrant and beautiful when she handed them to my wife and told her how much she loves her. A few hours later, my daughter noticed the flowers … more
If you ever visit South Dakota’s State Capitol, I hope you take the time to visit the veterans’ memorial down by Capitol Lake. While this memorial is dedicated to all veterans who have served, … more
"For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all." James 2:10If you go your whole life without killing someone or committing adultery, yet you lie, you are … more
Through my radio/rodeo life, I have learned to keep my eyes/ears peeled for "good stuff" and good people. One special person is Kerry Bishop. She is a wordsmith, having the ability to paint word … more
“Dad, come quick! The sow’s having her pigs!” The screen door slammed shut as Delmer rushed back out to the hog house. Dad reached for his jacket on the hook behind the door. The guys had been … more
I hope everyone had a great Memorial weekend! The weather was nice for a couple days until the storms came through and kept everyone on their toes again. Thankfully, we didn’t have any storm damage … more
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