I cannot speak for all Baby Boomers, of course, but for many of us, there was no more horrifying boogeyman in our youth than the iron lung. Read more →
Archives for May 2018
Because the nation’s courts remain locked in the quill-pen era, there are still jobs for courtroom artists and plenty of mocking of Jane Rosenberg for the foreseeable future. Read more →
A new theme is emerging from students in these shootings.
Students expect someone to open fire on them now. Read more →
With the distribution of high school yearbooks, we are knee deep in yearbook controversies as usual. The latest is from Revere, Mass., where Betshina Bernier’s yearbook quote was taken from a Florida student’s yearbook from last year. Read more →
Plan B — or C, or E, or J; we’ve lost track — is to treat it like a Minnesota dessert; slice it up until there’s just a microscopic piece left. Then just leave it for someone else to take. Read more →
NPR’s Morning Edition made a brief reference this morning to the obituary of storm chaser Jim Sellars, who died in Missouri at age 64 this week. But it did not mention much more than his plan to have his remains rocketed into space. Let’s rectify that: I was born March 3rd 1954 to John and Read more →
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Among the many traditions that appear at high school graduation time, none is better than the one in Rochester, Minn., where the graduating seniors put on their caps and gowns and return to the schools of their past. Read more →
That idea about treating future teachers the way we treat future sports stars is catching on.
ISD 191 — Burnsville, Eagan, Savage — is following the footsteps of Maple Lake (which followed in the footsteps of a school in Iowa), holding a Teacher Signing Day to honor seniors who are going to go to college to become teachers. Read more →
One characteristic about the original colonies: They have a lot of dead soldiers to remember on Memorial Day.
Massachusetts, where the first shot was fired in a war that would create the United States has had 37,268 in war, stretching back to the Revolution. Read more →
So many former students showed up at Brian Johnson’s last concert in Austin, Minn., that there was hardly anyone left in the audience by the time they took the stage. Read more →
By a 3-to-2 vote, Hutchinson City Council members rejected calls to replace a prayer by Christian pastors with a moment of silence. Read more →
Let’s fully understand what yesterday’s decision by NFL owners to crack down on employee protest is. The owners, under pressure from the government in the form of the President of the United States, agreed to modify its speech to please that government.
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Consumer Reports isn’t exactly the embodiment of the liberal media, but Elon Musk, the brain behind Tesla, is adopting the Donald Trump method of responding to journalists doing their job. Read more →