Gospel Music And Devils Lake

“I never thought I’d sing in Devils Lake,” third-generation gospel singer Mark Blackwood said last night, “but here we are.” And a near perfect night it was. The rain held off, the temperature was perfect and there wasn’t a mosquito in sight at Roosevelt Park. This will certainly date me, but I first heard the…
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Reynolds Rib O’Rama

A big thank you to the organizers of this year’s Reynolds Rib O’Rama, Reynolds Community Betterment, for inviting me to be one of their six judges. I’ve judged chili, pie, ugly dog contests and more, but never a rib contest. (To be clear, the ugly dog contests were not cooking events.) Reynolds’ beautiful city park was…
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My Acting Career (Continued)

For most of the past couple of months of my life, much of my time and what little concentration I can muster  has been taken up not with writing or speaking, but rather with acting. Yup, acting. I had a small role in the Fire Hall Theatre’s “Arsenic & Old Lace,” a 70-year-old dark comedy about two…
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George, Ginny And Me

Perhaps inspired by that clever television commercial in which a guy trades his  lederhosen for a kilt after learning he’s not really German as he was led to believe all his life but rather Irish, the other day Ginny signed us up to take one of those DNA tests. For about ninety bucks, will send you a…
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Scam Computer Keys Showing Swindles And Fraud

Conversation With A Scammer

Here we go again. Readers of this little blog know I like to play a game with scammers.  The ones who hang around our Facebook pages pretending to be somebody they aren’t.  All in an effort to separate us from our personal information and eventually our money. Here’s my latest effort, written mostly during television…
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