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Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, Animals Animals! ANIMALS!...
11/1/13 at 7:36 AM Halloween 10/29/10 at 10:48 AM
Two Indian Hitch-hikers in Bemidji, Minnesota
Saturday night I picked up two hitchhikers. I was leaving Bemidji, MN heading home to Minneapolis when I saw two Native American men with their thumbs in the air just before the entrance ramp to the ...
10/14/13 at 6:41 AM Learning About--and From--the Elders in Our Lives 7/15/13 at 8:24 AM
A Native Memorial 5/29/13 at 7:16 AM
Smoking Increases Strokes and Death
Today I actually saw a bum empty out all the cigarettes onto the side walk from the cigarette holder. He actuallydumpedit all on the sidewalk. If you are addicted you will do whatever you can to fix y...
3/17/13 at 3:48 PM
Life's -- and Death's -- Lessons
I visited my father the other day. Generally, these visits consist of my kneeling before a concrete slab, embedded in which is a plaque bearing Dad's name and two salient dates. I tell him how much w...
1/10/13 at 2:06 PM
Recall on Nap Nanny Recliners Due to Five Infant Deaths
Four Retailers Agree to Stop Sale and Voluntarily Recall Nap Nanny Recliners Due to Five Infant Deaths WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and four major retailers a...
12/28/12 at 10:00 AM Muddy Outdoors Recalls Climbing Sticks 12/26/12 at 11:23 AM
Reported Death, Severe Neck Injuries Prompt Recall of Banzai Inflatable Pool Slides Sold by Walmart and Toys R Us 10/4/12 at 9:00 PM
Death Star moon Mimas meets its twin in Tethys
I originally planned a book review on a new asteroid book today but decided to hold off a couple days because of little time and other plans. Don't worry, it'll arrive in this space shortly. For fun...
12/16/12 at 7:19 PM Let me be blunt for a moment 4/16/11 at 10:57 AM
Three Bridges Gone, Two collapsed, One dead
There is a proverb that was passed down to the author by a friend of mine from Minnesota during a bridgehunting tour a couple years ago: Taking care of a valuable thing in life can prolong its life....
11/6/12 at 8:07 AM
Slime, Blood, Fur, Feathers
My alarm woke me up earlier than I was used to, but on this day I needed to wake up with the fishes to check out the local fish market. Live eels, snakes, frogs, fowl, and much more, the wet market--a...
3/24/12 at 8:04 AM
Rep. Franson video brings death threats
ByAl Edenloff, Alexandria Echo Press Comments that Rep. Mary Franson made about food stamps on a Friday video sparked a barrage of complaints even death threats. The backlash was so threatenin...
3/5/12 at 5:32 PM Bill allows family to care for dead 3/17/10 at 12:39 PM
The Poor Have Higher Breast Cancer Death Rates
In a news report from the American Cancer Society has found that since the 1990's death rates from breast cancer are higher among poorer women. Screening rates could be one potential factor. In 2008, ...
10/6/11 at 7:53 AM Medical Causes of Death 11/11/10 at 6:16 AM
A Terrible Time In History 6/7/10 at 2:00 PM
Okay, so reader Noel wants to know some backstory about yesterday's post. Question #1: When did the swing dancing take place? I started off my dancing experiences at 4-H and FFA dances. Guess what t...
6/21/11 at 1:56 PM
Unsung Heroes at Work
www.TheVBI.com Have you ever lost a friend, family member, or co-worker? Most of us have experienced separation and death in some way and the impact is a very personal thing. The recent accidental d...
3/16/11 at 11:07 AM
The White Bat
As I sat in my home office writing a story that wanted to be told, the winged creature darted down from the ceiling and disrupted my flow of thoughts. Each time he swooped, I swatted him out of my way...
1/20/11 at 1:07 PM Resist the Urge 11/8/10 at 8:49 PM
Gays in the 'hood, 2
One of the many reasons my yard will always look better than yours is that in spite of near death experiences every year (for both me and the plant) I'm still not afraid to radically prune something...
10/3/10 at 8:43 AM
Dr. Jeffrey Parks, a general surgeon from Cleveland, Ohio, recently blogged movingly about trying to save a 4-year-old child hit by a speeding car: He lost his vitals the minute he arrived. He was b...
10/30/09 at 6:13 AM