MODERN-DAY JANE Dine and Dash
This weekend we happened to be out of town at dinner time (or supper, if you grew up the way I did!). Our restaurant of choice was a pizza buffet. It doesn't really matter which one - we've been to th... Posted on 11/19/13 at 6:03 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Higher ed OK'd
By Danielle Killey
Minnesota representatives approved increasing by $150 million spending on state colleges and universities.
Higher education, perhaps more than any other area, has been neglected f... Posted on 4/25/13 at 6:38 PM
THE NEW FORTY Easily scarred...
I have always envied folks with a cast iron stomach. It seems they can eat just about anything without suffering any consequences. My stomach is more accurately described as a porcelain stomach - quit... Posted on 4/3/13 at 8:48 PM
MIDDLE AGED PLAGUE The Seasonal, Annual, Holiday, Snuffling Cold
I feel yucky.
My nose is stuffed, I cough -- twice -- every 30 seconds, I can't hear through the plugging of my ears, there's a chill that has nothing to do with a draft, my lithesome form drapes let... Posted on 11/28/12 at 2:26 PM
SHOOTIN' THE WIT Sore throat? Desperate? Try these home remedies!
You have a cold. Your throat is scratchy and swollen, making the simple task of swallowing a painfully monumental task. After three bags of cough drops, the soothing factor diminishes and before you k... Posted on 11/13/09 at 10:07 AM
Baby boomers have more chronic illness and disability than their parents, as their sedentary habits and expanding girth offset the modern medicine that enables them to live longer, a recent study shows.
I broke a rule last Sunday, one I’ve obeyed for a very long time.
I’d like to blame my transgression on lack of sleep and general brain sludge after a particularly long stretch of work. I’d like to blame our current Ice Age, which is enough to drive even native North Dakotans a little batty in the rafters.
Indulge me while I tell you a story: a near-future version of Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol.” It begins with sad news: Young Timothy Cratchit, aka Tiny Tim, is sick. And his treatment will cost far more than his parents can pay out of pocket. Fortunately, our story is set in 2014, and the Cratchits have health insurance.
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