Glen Campbell

After a long struggle with Alzheimers disease, Glen Campbell died this week at the age of 81. Of all the celebrity interviews I’ve done, the two I did with Glen Campbell are among my very favorite. For openers, it’s always as surprise that a star of his caliber was willing to talk with little old…
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The Cutting Edge Of Protest

It’s amazing what you can run into on a daily walk. Today on 32nd Avenue in Grand Forks I encountered first-hand an anti-circumcision protest group called “Bloodstained Men and their Friends.” The core group is made up for four young men from places like Boston and California. They are criss-crossing the country on a 17-day…
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Ernesto

The other day I met a very nice young man who is immigrating to the U.S. Let’s just call him Ernesto. Because that’s his name. I’ve run into him at least a dozen times on the greenway this summer. We’ve struck up a couple of nice conversations. He’s getting a little bored. He’s been waiting…
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Fair Memories

When the Red River Valley Fair rolls around each year about this time in West Fargo, a rare moment of nostalgia sometimes comes over me. Sometimes. Allow me to paraphrase Marilyn Hagerty each (and every) Christmas Eve. Excuse me, please. But I must go back. If only for five minutes and only in my thoughts, I have to go…
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Most Frequently Asked Questions (About My Moustache)

Q:  Why–at your advanced age–did you decide to grow a moustache? A:  I was asked to. It’s for my role in “Death by Chocolate,” the 4th annual Firemen’s Ball at the Mason Lodge in Grand Forks, July 27. It’s a fundraiser for the Fire Hall Theatre. I’ll be playing a detective and every knows all detectives have moustaches.   Q:  I…
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