As many of you well know, our title comes from William Shakespeare’s renown and much referenced romantic tragedy (if there is such a thing) “R…

To get a sense of today’s tech world from the viewpoints of both older and younger generations, the website “www.todayfunnies” has a cartoon f…

There is an old Minnesota saying that goes, “The last day you wear “long john” underwear here in the northland is the first day of summer and …

If you were “wondering,” our title comes from the famed Greek philosopher Socrates (470-399 BC) who once said, “Wonder is the beginning of wis…

GRAND RAPIDS — We probably have all heard the benefits of taking a kid fishing.

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If you are wondering, our title, of course, comes from the old nursery rhyme that goes, “Roses are red, violets are blue.” To show you can’t a…

Sometimes life’s greatest treasures are found by accident. By this I don’t mean discovering a Honus Wagner type baseball card in the cushion f…

As most Americans well know, Memorial Day this year will be celebrated on Monday, May 25. This hallowed date, of course, marks the occasion of…

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Although “fishing memories” is one of those phrases that has seemingly been attributed to varying authors by people of those particular scribe…

American poet Robert Frost is famous for many reasons. Chief among them, obviously, is his wonderful poetry and longtime impact on how we Amer…

GRAND RAPIDS — Having been raised on the Iron Range and Northern Minnesota, people think it is a given that I have to be a good outdoorsman be…

Due to excessive television watching and social media monitoring during these social distancing times, most of us are now featuring road map-l…

As you well know, during these recent trying times the saying, “There is light at the end of the tunnel,” has gotten a lot of play because it …

Touting the old adage, “experience is the best teacher,” today’s Baby Boomers love to take those willing to listen (or are captive audiences) …