Boomer’s Journal: Beat, mash, crush, pulverize

February 25, 2015
As I reached for my egg beater the other day it suddenly dawned on me. Most of my kitchen gadgets allow me to relieve any stress and/or aggression I might have, simply by preparing a meal. Seriously, just think about ...

My Perspective: Now is your chance to honor a fallen hero

February 24, 2015
It was about a year ago that we launched our campaign to debut our two new special sections, “Heroes Remembered” (to honor fallen soldiers) and “Heroes Honored” (to honor veterans).
Soldiers and Korean Augmentation to the United States Army (KATUSA)

My Perspective: Roller skating still as fun as it ever was

February 1, 2015
Sometimes, when my three boys and I get a weekend day off together, we have a “Palmer Adventure Day.” The title is a little grandiose, but the day isn’t too fancy. I try to bring them somewhere they haven’t been ...

Time Passages: How Minnesota counties were named

February 1, 2015
The shape of America’s states and names of counties have many stories behind them, as in Minnesota where the outline of our state is believed to be formed like a sheaf of wheat. Of course, my all-time favorite is the ...

My Perspective: What era was the best to grow up in?

December 31, 2014
Every so often, my boys ask me questions that are pretty deep. Sometimes they pertain to living and dying. Sometimes it has to do with past relatives. Sometimes it is about religion. They usually catch me and my wife a ...

Time Passages: Roadside art part of Minnesota landscape

December 31, 2014
One of the cool Minnesota road trip things to see from the window of a passing car is roadside art. Roadside art can pop up in the most unexpected places, along busy highways or quiet rural roads, but often it’s ...

From Where I Sit: Crack the whip!

December 31, 2014
As I trudge a path through the snow drifts to the mailbox, I see white whisps of smoke curling out of my neighbors’ chimneys. Icicles drip from rooftops decorating houses with silver stalactites resembling tinsel on a Christmas tree.  Bunny ...

Boomer’s Journal: Snow Angels

December 31, 2014
I’m going to start the New Year by just lying in the snow and making a snow angel. It’s a new year.  I’m grateful for the old, and I’m excited for the new. I’m going to lie in the snow ...

Featured Pet: Timber

December 31, 2014
A little about Timber
Two year old Timber is a well marked, 46 pound male, Shepherd/Husky mix. An energetic boy who loves attention, Timber is eager to learn new things and likes being around people.
An adoption fee of $150.00 ...

Country Views: Less garbage this Christmas?

December 1, 2014
A young family I know lives on a limited income. One way they have decided to save a little money is to decline paying for the local garbage pick-up. Instead, they deliver their own garbage to the disposal station where ...

Access to long-term care becoming difficult

December 1, 2014
Submitted by Bill Ward, former administrator of a senior living facility in Dassel Earlier this year the people in Glenwood and St. Peter each saw one of their community’s care centers close. In 2013 the people in Hoffman and Lewiston ...

Cookbooks Have Arrived, ‘Heroes Honored’ debuts

November 3, 2014
Autumn is a busy time here at the ‘Perspective’ Just like the elves work feverishly in preparation for Christmas Eve, the “elves” here at the Senior Perspective have been doing the same. The month of October was a wild one. ...