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Millennials, that group of people who were born during the 1990’s through the early 2000’s. I have fortunately not had to deal much with millennials since I am much older. Psychologist Jean … more
I was recently surfing the web for tidbits of information that I could include in my monthly health tip when I came across a great article on tomatoes. It turns out that tomatoes were not even eaten … more
Most of us who grew up in the 50’s and 60’s were fascinated with rockets. From the sci-fi shows and movies, to JFK promising to put a man on the moon, it seemed like such an exciting future. … more
Fireworks are my favorite part of the 4th of July celebration. The large burst of glittering colorful explosions soaring up into the sky are always breathtaking; and extremely loud. I’ve watched … more
As I sit down to write my monthly health tip newsletter, my thoughts turn to the overall theme of my health tips. The past few years my newsletters seem more about bad news than health tips. I enjoy … more
First off, a special thanks to Bill and Marla Adams from Dodge Center, who sent me some lovely stories about geese in response to my last column. It is always nice to hear about braver souls than I, … more
The other night I walked outside and smelled spring in the air. It was actually the odor of a cow manure lagoon being pumped out, but on the farm that can be synonymous. It brought back memories of … more
Exercise is widely considered to be the answer for weight loss, heart disease and diabetes prevention and overall health. When the topic of cancer comes up, exercise is not usually mentioned as a … more
The business of artificial sweeteners is built on the idea that no- or low-calorie sugar substitutes will help you lose weight. Unfortunately, this simply isn’t true. Research has repeatedly shown … more
This is a picture of my dad from 1984. I grew up with horses, but my dad did not like them very much. As a young kid he would take me to look at horses. He would wait while I rode them. And he would … more
There is nothing I fear more on this earth than geese… well maybe snakes, but geese are the more intimate threat. Because here in Minnesota geese are everywhere. Geese are at the park, in the … more
We live a short distance from Erin, Tennessee. This is a small town established in the mid 1800’s by Irish immigrants. In the 1840’s the Irish potato blight had destroyed the main food source on … more
No matter when Easter Sunday falls in the year there is one constand that we here in Minnesota can nearly always rely on, and that is that there will probably be either snow or mud. As a child I … more
Lose Weight this Way Lose weight for your health. Covid-19 infection effects people with co-morbidities more so than people without. Co-morbidities are underlying illnesses or diseases that a … more
Vitamin D supplements, as reported on in the National Library of Medicine and the Reviews of Endocrine Metabolic Disorders journal, can cut the risk of death from covid-19 by 51% and reduce risk of … more
Seasons in Minnesota, and the rest of the Midwest, and wild. You’ve got Per-Witner, WInter, False Spring, Second Winter, maybe Spring, construction season- also known as Summer, and Fall. False … more
Dyers Creek. I drive past it quite often near our place in Tennessee. We have went kayaking up and down it numerous times. It is very quiet in the evenings and we enjoy the cranes that hunt for fish … more
Terry Lulf with his 19 1/2” Walleye caught on Lake Of The Woods fishing with his Son, Brother, Nephew, and Dad late January. In the slot, so it had to be released. more
Living on a family farm means you have a collection of items that can be much older than yourself. Last summer my wife had one of her interior decorator friends do her magic on our newly remodeled … more
Recently the Twin Cities got slammed by a ton of powder snow fall; while I was at work in the office. It was not snowing when I left home but started after I got there. Because of the snow a lot … more
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