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Our family has always been a family of leftover eaters. When I was growing up, I remember my mom telling me once that a family friend of ours didn’t ever eat leftover food. I always wondered … more
There is an invasion happening at our southern border. It is a war zone. People are dying every day because of the crime, drug and human trafficking flowing into our country. President Trump is right … more
Curtains…What images open (or flutter) into your mind as you see the word? The curtain in the temple that ripped in two? The heavy velvet drapes in the auditorium that open to the first scene? The … more
We celebrated Easter for a second time last weekend with my side of the family in Dell Rapids. It was a much smaller gathering for us with my mom, brother and his family and my daughter and her … more
This summer, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society will feature an exhibit about Rose Wilder Lane, and that caused me to think about her unconventional and fascinating life. She was a woman … more
The 99th Legislative Session officially adjourned this week, and work has begun on the 2025 session and a celebration of the 100th regular Legislature Session. Looking back on 2024, the House and … more
“He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.” Matthew 28:6 This week, we celebrate the holiest day in the Christian calendar – the day of Jesus’ … more
The last week of the earthly life of Jesus was an intense concentration of all that He was, is, did and does all the time. Entering Jerusalem on Palm Sunday with acclimation, Jesus would be arrested, … more
The red, white and blue stripes spiraled in circles and disappeared like magic at the top. I stared in wonder at the lighted barber pole on Calumet Avenue that rainy April morning. Dad opened the … more
I hope everyone had a happy Easter! I know we did. For us, it was especially nice this year; it gave us a much-needed break from getting ready to move and an excuse to take a day off from packing and … more
As a general internist who does primary care for adult and elderly patients, I talk to patients a lot about arthritis and joint-replacement surgery. This type of surgery, also known as arthroplasty, … more
When you think of South Dakota, you might think about rolling fields of corn and soybeans and hills full of cattle, the Black Hills or Mount Rushmore. You probably don’t think of the Chinese … more
Letter to the editor I am writing in response to the "What a Ride" piece in the March 20 edition of the Journal. I thought this was just an outstanding piece of writing that perfectly encapsulates … more
I love finding a good copycat recipe, and it’s even better when it is made with ingredients everyone can find. The recipe I’m sharing this week is one of the best copycat recipes I’ve found, … more
Do you ever realize, mid-stroke, that you have suddenly forgotten an important password? Ever forget a phone number - maybe even your own? Do you notice this happens more than in the past? How can … more
As I begin writing this meditation, it is Palm Sunday morning, the beginning of Holy Week, and we are at the very start of our latest “weather event” (one of my favorite weather-people … more
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