The Heart Of Paris Is Burning

Ginny and I will always cherish the memories we have of a morning spent at the Cathedral of Notre Dame on a visit to Paris back in 1979. I remember praying quietly in one of the back pews of the church, climbing hundreds of stairsteps to the top of one of its towers, napping on…
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Godspell

I’m looking forward to Red River High School’s production of Godspell this weekend for a couple of reasons. For one thing, it’s one of my favorite Broadway shows. It led to the stardom of people like Gilda Radner, Martin Short, Andrea Martin, Eugene Levy and, in the orchestra pit, a young bandleader named Paul Schaffer,…
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New Conspiracy Theories I’ve Been Working On

I’ve been feeling a little left out lately. In fact, I have been for some time now. See, just about everywhere a person goes on the internets there are conspiracy theories popping up. And I’ve never been able to get behind some of the most popular of them. You know, the ones about aliens, the…
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Meditation For Lent

Today marks a kind of a milestone for me. Five years ago I decided to give meditation a whirl. Actually, I’d be giving it a second whirl. A million years ago, I took a religion class in college called Mysticism. It was a very popular class. I was lucky to get in. It was taught…
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A Death In The Family

I don’t know why but as each passing year draws to a close, I get a little verklempt. For me, one of the saddest things this year was learning that WDAZ-TV newscasts would no longer originate from Grand Forks, but rather from WDAY in Fargo. No surprise, but still very sad. I suppose because I worked…
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