Heating & Eating

I hope you’ll join me in taking part in the 3rd Annual Day of Warmth.  Culver’s restaurant in Grand Forks is donating 10% of its sales Tuesday, November 15, to local energy assistance charities.  In North Dakota, proceeds from the event will benefit the Energy Share Program.  Money raised will help those in need in Grand Forks…
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Don Quixote At 400

This is the 400th anniversary of  the publication of Miguel Cervantes’s classic novel "Don Quixote."  It’s probably my favorite story.  How can you not like a book about a crazy man who looks at windmills and sees giants?  A madman who sees beauty where no one else does. It’s been translated into more than a hundred languages.  A couple of…
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Where In The World Was Skitch Henderson Born?

Before there was Kevin Eubanks, or Doc Severenson even, there was Skitch Henderson.  The "Tonight Show" bandleader died this week at the age of 87. He also worked with Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland–all of them.  After leaving Johnny Carson’s "Tonight Show," he founded the New York Pops.   All my life growing up in…
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Bigdogz

I want to thank the Bigdogz of KJ108 Radio in Grand Forks for helping to make sure my ego stays in check.  They’re very good at that sort of thing.  Even though they work for the evil empire known as Clear Channel Communications, I listen to them all the time–mostly in self-defense.  Actually, Bill Tanner and Pat Mars…
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Dr. Phil (Jackson)

With the start of the NBA season, an interesting front-page article in USA Today recently speculates about how things will go this year with Phil Jackson back coaching Kobe Bryant and the rest of the Los Angeles Lakers.  Will Coach Jackson become Dr. Phil to Kobe?  That sort of thing. I’m not much of a basketball fan, but it’s been fun…
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