From Jenni Bowring of St. Paul:
The news has been overwhelming lately. I work in an industry that requires that I stay informed about what’s happening in the world, and as with many of us, some days I reach (or exceed) the limit. Fortunately, by the end of the week, I know that every Saturday morning I’ll spend a couple of hours with this sweet mare. I’m very lucky that I have the opportunity to spend time with this gorgeous horse while she patiently teaches this old lady how to be a better horsewoman. I returned to riding in my forties, and it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done. When I’m with a 1200-pound animal, I have to focus solely on what I’m doing and what she’s telling me, and it’s like magic for leaving your worries behind you. Thank you, sweet Ruby!
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Bob Collins retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.