The latest crop of fresh-faced graduates is about to march up for their diplomas. I include college graduates in that crowd because I no longer can tell the difference between high school and college students.
Just when you get on friendly terms with your computer, some kid sits down at it and starts tapping furiously. If you don't shoo them away in thirty seconds, they will turn the machine into a foreign country so fast that you won't know which end is up.
Spring is arriving slower than the last day of school in sixth grade. If delayed gratification develops adulthood, most of us in the northland will be grown up and a little gray before the apple trees bloom.
The trek from California through the mountain states towards home landed me in Billings, Mont., mid-day last week. I stopped for a quick bite to eat, then ordered a souped-up coffee at a local cafe, coffee which was intended to amp me up enough to reach Bismarck.
With fifteen major league baseball teams training in the Phoenix area, you would think that a baseball fan would be in heaven, racing from ballfield to ballfield collecting autographs and taking in the atmosphere.
One quibble I have with recent decades is the almost complete lack of imaginative and thoughtful architecture. Most homes are dull, utilitarian boxes. The only question left for debate during construction is how big each boxy room will be, and maybe the color of the carpet.
To the east of the Phoenix metropolitan area, a rugged national forest starts within ear shot of the major streets of Apache Junction. Within a ten minute drive, one’s chief concern can change from crime to cougars.
For this year’s winter getaway, I am for the first time ever living in a suburban tract home. Location in a massive development on the outskirts of Phoenix, the home is an improvement over living in an apartment.
Recently, the Grand Forks Herald reported that a parcel of farmland near Park River, N.D., sold for more than $10,000 per acre, a record in the state. The same week, Iowa set a record when an 80-acre parcel of farmland sold for $21,900 per acre. It’s boom time on the prairie.
After seven years in the same house, the longest I have abided in one abode in my adult life, the urge to clean out the corners hit last week. If you don’t move for a while, things start to accumulate.
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