Monthly Archives: March 2006

Peyton Place

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The Common Cold

I don’t write all that much here about my personal life.  I can be as closed and uptight as the next Norwegian. But for the past five days I’ve had THE worst cold, one of those colds so popular with … Continue reading


More On Joe

This week on television we’re going to take a look at some of the work being done by Fosston, Minnesota native Joe Hanson.  We first told you about Joe in a blog earlier this month.  He and his filmmaking partner Ali … Continue reading

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Tofu Day

At first I thought Big Dog Pat Mars of KJ108 and I might have been tricked into some sort of unusual experiment at the Human Nutritian Research Center in Grand Forks under the guise of judging the center’s Tofu Day event.  Then I found … Continue reading

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Bob Eubanks

It was fun meeting Bob Eubanks Friday.  "The Newlywed Game" host appeared at the Spirit Lake Casino in Devils Lake in the live stage show he performs around the country called "The $250,000 Bob Eubanks Game Show Spectacular."  It sold out … Continue reading

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One of the craziest things I saw (among many) in Tijuana, Mexico were that city’s "zonkeys." On almost every street corner, photographers will take your picture with a donkey painted (for some reason) to look like a zebra using ancient box cameras.     Apparently this … Continue reading

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Southern California

Things I learned after spending a couple of weeks in San Diego and Southern California: For a city of close to two and a half million people, San Diego has an amazingly small airport with one–yes, one–runway.  It is surrounded on … Continue reading

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At The Zoo

Ever since watching Joan Embery on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson years ago, I’ve wanted to visit the San Diego Zoo.  I was able to last week.  It does not disappoint.  It’s a great zoo that allows visitors to get … Continue reading

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In Case of Earthquake

I love California, but you can never be too careful there.  One problem is the possibility of earthquake.  What follows is the actual "In Case of Emergency" notification I stole from our San Diego hotel room.  It is verbatim.  Be sure to … Continue reading

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How I Spent My (Pre)Spring Break

I can’t seem to get away from television and television people–even on vacation.  I met Gary Kelley of ABC affliate KGTV-TV on Mission Beach in San Diego the other day.  He was working on the beach.  I was walking on the beach. The … Continue reading

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