School Names

As we (some of us) head back to school, a question: Lots of high schools, elementary and middle schools have been named after presidents–Jefferson, Kennedy, Washington among others. Some have been named after a direction like Fargo North or South Junior High. A few have been named after things like Red River High School. A…
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Potato Contest

Make Me A Maestro

We took part in a "photo shoot" today (in black tie, no less) to promote something you’re going to be hearing a lot about beginning next month, like it or not. The Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra’s Make Me A Maestro contest. The winner will conduct the symphony in something hard to mess up like…
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Things To Do Before You Die

I don’t know where it got started exactly, but there are a whole bunch of books like 101 Things To Do Before You Die by Richard Horne with suggestions for people about where to go and how to spend their time before they, ah, expire. Some people want to learn how to skydive, ride a…
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Forever Cool

Capitol Records‘ promotion for the "new" aptly-titled Dean Martin CD Forever Cool is so good I ran out to get a copy Tuesday when it was released. I wish I liked it more. Much of it has a strange karaoke feel to it. The duet partners picked, including actor Kevin Spacey, seem a little odd…
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