Ray Lund, a mailman, is 79 years old — he’ll be 80 this summer — and still working, or, at last, he was until the end of the week. His supervisors seemed to suggest that when he goes, an approach to working will go with him. Read more →
Today’s must-listen/must-read story comes — not surprisingly — from StoryCorps on NPR this morning, which is the story of John Marboe, who picks up trash for a living. That’s in addition to being a Lutheran pastor in St. Paul and an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota. He got his Ph.D. in 2011. Read more →
Remember last spring and summer when you were heading for the cubicle farm in a stuffy office and you thought to yourself, ‘Man, those folks who have outside jobs have got it made!’? They might be thinking the same thing about your job today. Read more →
There are angels who walk among us and if you want to glimpse a few, look up sometime on the worst of nights when you hear a helicopter. Nobody would fly in such conditions unless there was someone who needed help.
They’re the crew of medical evacuation helicopters, and they include people like Miles Weske of Nisswa, who is going back to work on Sunday, an impressive fact considering that he was almost killed in September when bad weather forced the North Memorial Air Ambulance to the ground north of the Alexandria airport. Read more →
The saltie Cornelia finally pulled into the harbor in Duluth yesterday, a scene we never tire of watching and a scene we’ve never watched without wondering if there’s a worse job in the world than working on a saltie? We don’t know the answer to the question because we’ve never worked on a saltie nor Read more →
The people who work at newspapers drive the local news agenda. What they can’t do — as the St. Cloud Times’ story today proved again — is provide coverage of the execution of a community’s soul. Read more →