Miss Peggy Lee

Today some of us will take a moment to celebrate the centennial of singer/songwriter/North Dakota native Peggy Lee, born on this date in 1920. One of her most popular albums is called Norma Deloris Egstrom from Jamestown North Dakota. It’s front cover is a typical Peggy Lee glamour shot. The back cover, an image of a…
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What Would Monk Do?

One lasting thing this pandemic will leave behind with us, I believe, will be a new regard for cleanliness. In addition to social distancing, we’re told day after day, to wash our hands. It’s like a mantra. Wash your hands. From time to time in the last month, I’ve found myself wondering, “What would Monk…
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Nasty Questions

As he has done a couple times now recently, President Trump reacted rather badly to a question put to him yesterday by NBC White House Correspondent Peter Alexander. The president called it a “nasty” question. Alexander asked the president what he would say to a scared nation as the coronavirus pandemic continues on. It didn’t…
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Keeping My (Social) Distance

We’re being told lately that because of the outbreak of the coronavirus, if we want to stay healthy, we should practice something called social distancing. That probably means difference things to different people. But generally it’s suggested we hunker down at home as much as possible, avoiding large groups of people and basically sucking it up!…
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Night Of The (Frozen) Iguana

In an effort to shake off some of this winter’s cold, Ginny and I decided to head south for a few days, about as far south as we could without having to break out our passports. We ended up in Ft. Meyers, Florida, nearly as far south as the southernmost point in the U.S., Key…
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