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Wed
05
May

Learning real lessons from Fake Baby

It's only an hour into her weekend, and the 15-year-old is ready to give back that darn baby.

Mon
26
Apr

A tick attack

Ah, springtime - that wonderful season when formerly brown lawns transform into lush green hues, buds sprout on various types of foliage, and Minnesotans get to partake in the pleasure of having myriads of tiny insects and other blood-sucking buggers assault them any time they leave the confines

Tue
20
Apr

The 'dandelion queen' abdicates

It's been a long time coming, but I've finally decided to give up my bright yellow, many-petaled crown.

Hold the presses and the herbicide; the dandelion queen of our neighborhood is stepping down.

Mon
19
Apr

At prom time, a lament for a friend

There are certain moments in a person's life that just stick with them. Time can blur the edges of memories, making them less defined, but the important moments stay with you and stand out in vivid detail.

Fri
16
Apr

Spooky noises in the night

Each year in college, I swore I would go somewhere warm for spring break. Inevitably, however, spring would arrive and I would be broke.

Tue
13
Apr

How to become a millionaire or lose your shirt

When I was a kid, a TV show called "The Millionaire" was one of my favorites.

A man knocked on someone's door and handed over a check for $1 million from an anonymous donor. I used to think about what I'd do if the knock came on my door.

Wed
07
Apr

Oh, Jesse, you Jackal!

All I wanted was a copy of "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter."

Mon
22
Mar

Pets can't complain

Sometimes people just don't know when to stop when it comes to their pets. I'm not talking about giving them copious amounts of treats, letting them sleep between you and your significant other in a twin bed or making them meals that consist of top sirloin and baked potatoes.

Mon
15
Mar

Finally, 'It's in our hands!'

Unless you have been hibernating this winter, it has been impossible to miss all the hype surrounding the 2010 Census form, which should finally be arriving in our mailboxes this week.

Tue
09
Mar

Memory malady marvels

If there's anybody out there who suffers from the level of short-term memory loss that I do, please contact me and we'll start a support group.

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