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Hunting season has begun, and in my family, the big seasons were always pheasant and deer season. I have fond memories of both, but I have to admit that I’d rather eat deer over pheasant any day. I … more
As you read this today, I'm in Ireland, if world conflicts and airline issues don’t interfere, visiting old friends in my "home away from home," Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland. Watch my Facebook … more
Every day, in the clinic or hospital, I meet extraordinary caregivers. They are the ones who have gone above and beyond the call of duty, sometimes for years at a time. When I ask them how they do … more
Today, in celebration of Native American Day, Governor Kristi Noem issued the following statement:For South Dakotans, the second Monday in October, is recognized as Native American Day. In 1990 South … more
I am an expert at worrying about everything. I worry about not worrying enough sometimes. Foolish, I know. Worse than that, worry is not the practice of a person of faith. One of my favorite movies … more
Dad got a little tense during harvest. No matter how beautiful a crop looked out in the field, it didn’t do any good until it was safe inside a dry granary or bin. The pressure to get the crops in … more
I'm older, and with the way the world is today, I'm pleased to not deal with stress as I once did when I was doing a "live" radio talk show. This story is a great one for all of us at any age.A GREAT … more
It looks like our nice fall weather is ending, and the cold temperatures are arriving. Thankfully, I was able to get in the garden before the freeze and pick everything that could be used. Now, I’m … more
It’s tempting to blame the pandemic for the dizzying rates of mental health concerns among American teens. We are all familiar with the impact COVID is having on our lives, and the disruption it … more
South Dakotans don’t ask much from their government. They just want the freedom to live their lives and for the government to guarantee a level playing field with common sense rules for everyone to … more
Delmer says we will never run out of memories. It is true that one memory leads to another, which leads to a story. The most rewarding part of writing is hearing people’s reactions. “That reminds … more
It is truly an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to share my thoughts regarding faith and life through this wonderful publication. My name is Jerod Jordan, and I am the minister at Spirit … more
Age is such a relative subject! I don't know for certain, but whoever sent this to me said it was a product of George Carlin’s mind. That could very well be. In any event, I believe you can relate! … more
It sounds like the temperatures are going to be taking a dive this week, so I’ll be busy clearing out the garden and canning. Hopefully, they won’t drop too low for too long, because we still … more
When I first ran for Governor, South Dakota needed new opportunities. For years, our economic growth had not kept up with the nation. Young South Dakotans were too often leaving our state to pursue … more
“Mmmm. Good job, DeAnn!” Delmer mopped up the last of the egg yolk on his plate with a chunk of toast. When the folks were gone, I was designated cook. The menu was nearly always the same: fried … more
On the cleaning cart that I push from room to room where I am blessed to serve as a housekeeper at the Good Samaritan Society, I have these words by Ralph Waldo Emerson prominently displayed. … more
I have been blessed with many friends in my life. From rodeo, radio, travelin', even the Legislature, but cowboy poetry has contributed many friends to that list. I believe it was Yvonne Hollenbeck … more
The temperatures are quickly changing, and although I love fall, I’m hoping the temperatures can hold out and don’t drop too low anytime soon. I have to say that fall is definitely my favorite … more
I love sports. I have enjoyed playing and watching sports for as long as I can remember. As someone who participated in a sport year-round in high school and continued in athletics (golf) in college, … more
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