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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Giant Of The Senate

I’ve never been much for writing book reviews. Mainly because I don’t know how to write book reviews. Call this one an appreciation. (If you feel you have to call it anything at all.) I noticed a lot of interest in Al Franken:  Giant of the Senate on Facebook and elsewhere. So, here we go. The…
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