If You Live Long Enough, Good Things Can Happen

I’m going to take a little time out today from politics and saving the Bad Lands to get a little personal. A good thing has happened for me this summer, a reunion with an old pal, and I’m feeling pretty happy about it. So I’ll tell you the story. Those of you who know me … Continue reading If You Live Long Enough, Good Things Can Happen

“Peaches Help You Poop”

On my first trip to the grocery store, or to anywhere besides the recliner in my living room, after a ten-day hospital stay and ten days of home confinement for treatment of a badly infected leg, I bought four peaches. California peaches, it said on the little label, not Georgia or Washington, the ones we … Continue reading “Peaches Help You Poop”

A Laundry Lament

My wife Lillian is an Anglophile. For at least as long as I’ve known her, she’s been fascinated by anything involving England or Great Britain, especially royalty, especially female royalty. Also British history. Our library is full of books about England. So a few summers ago, she took a dream trip, a 3-week tour of … Continue reading A Laundry Lament

The Redcoats Are Coming! The Redcoats Are Coming!

Dang! Dang! Dang! When you're old and retired, it's hard to keep track of what day it is, and what the date is. Today was one of those nice Spring days when I hardly had a care in the world, and we kept busy, even a road trip to Dickinson for supper and back, until … Continue reading The Redcoats Are Coming! The Redcoats Are Coming!

Another Not-So-Little Win For The Bad Lands

I’m sitting in my office on a clear, crisp, Saturday morning (I know it’s clear because the sun is shining in my eyes through my office window, and I know it’s cold because I went out looking for 3 or 4 days' issues of The Bismarck Tribune in the snow, to no avail) reading a … Continue reading Another Not-So-Little Win For The Bad Lands

North Dakota Republicans Riding High (But Welcome Back, Potter) (And So Long, Ricky)

I think I’ve gone to a political convention of some kind in almost every even-numbered year since 1972. That year, 50 years ago now, I came home from the Navy and went to my district Democratic-NPL convention, and someone said “Hey. We’ve got a Vietnam veteran here today, let’s send him as a delegate to … Continue reading North Dakota Republicans Riding High (But Welcome Back, Potter) (And So Long, Ricky)

The Little Missouri Bridge: Let The People Decide?

The folks out in Billings County in the Bad Lands might get a chance to vote this fall on whether they want their county commissioners to use their power of eminent domain to condemn some of their neighbor’s land to build a bridge over the Little Missouri State Scenic River and roads connecting it to … Continue reading The Little Missouri Bridge: Let The People Decide?

America The Beautiful

White Sands National Park - One of the most beautiful places in America. “As we write this, America is engaged in an all-hands-on-deck effort to defeat a deadly pandemic and tackle the climate crisis. Our president has laid out a vision and a plan that will repower America with clean energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions … Continue reading America The Beautiful