Boomer’s Journal: Need some soap?

May 1, 2020
Because of Covid-19, hand sanitizer and toilet paper have been in the news like we could never before have imagined. Things that we took for granted were suddenly out of our reach. All of a sudden we ran out of ...

My Perspective: Thanks for your help through the storm

May 1, 2020
The year 2020 will go down as one of the most memorable years in modern history. And it has been a challenging couple of months for  businesses. Each business owner I have talked to has had their own set of ...

From Where I Sit: Mother’s Day treats

May 1, 2020
The blooming month of May means May Baskets, Mother’s Day, and blooming flowers.  Everyone enjoys being outdoors where the daffodils are bursting with yellow sunshine, the tulips are about to open, and Creeping Charlie is encroaching on lawns and between ...

Just a Kid at Heart: A role to remember

April 1, 2020
My mind works in mysterious ways. Of course, if you know me, you probably realized that already. The subject of short-term memory vs. long-term memory fascinates me. If Deb asks me to go to the store to pick up a ...

Aging with Purpose: An attitude of gratitude

April 1, 2020
What do you have to be grateful for? Take a moment and think about it. Having an attitude of gratitude has now become a practice. A good one, too. One that can make you profoundly more happy according to Derrick ...

A Blonde’s Perspective: Is that Woody?

April 1, 2020
On our recent road trip to Florida, we visited with friends who are snowbirds in Orange Beach, Ala. We took a short road trip with Jim and Rita to Montgomery, the capitol of Alabama. While walking in downtown Montgomery, we ...

Boomer’s Journal: Old talking points

March 1, 2020
One of my mother’s favorite expressions for denoting surprise, shock, disbelief, humor or concern was “Holy-moly.” Well, actually, she used that talking point for pretty much everything. I can still hear her saying it. It got me thinking. There are ...

Things I Have Learned: She chose wisely

March 1, 2020
Today’s wisdom: “You have chosen wisely.” – The Grail Knight in Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade A while back a young gal had a bad accident. She had fallen out of a moving boat and gotten her leg entangled ...

My Perspective: Our first date

March 1, 2020
Everyone has big life milestones along the way — big birthdays, big wedding anniversaries, big work anniversaries and so on. A few weeks ago, on Valentine’s Day, I got a chance celebrate a “softer” milestone with my wife, Karna. On ...

Just a Kid at Heart: The nature of love…it’s a heart act to follow

February 1, 2020
The two swans in the photo below remind us that love is in the air. Nature has a magical way of bringing people together. Forty-seven years ago, Deb and I were married under a large white pine in Itasca State ...

From Where I Sit: Mom’s cold remedies

February 1, 2020
Early morning quiet is marred only by outside sounds of cracking ice on the lake and shivers of shingles on my roof. This weather is Siberian deep freeze weather in Minnesota.  It’s wool socks, hat and gloves weather. Flannel pajamas ...

Woods & Water: Gift of the pileated

January 1, 2020
The first gift of the pileated woodpecker was offered to me one morning as I was seeking alone time from Easter visitors. I sneaked out and parked my van next to a slough to write, and see wildlife. Opening the ...

My Perspective: Growth in ‘19… looking forward to ‘20

January 1, 2020
I would like to wish each and everyone reading this a happy new year. Like most businesses, this is the time of year when I take a quick look back at the last year and focus on what is coming ...

My Perspective: Could your story truly impact others?

December 1, 2019
When people think of the Senior Perspective, one thing that likely comes to  mind is usually our articles. We have had a wide variety of stories. Some are historical. Some are heart warming. Some are informative. And some are just ...

Country Views: To build a fire

December 1, 2019
At this time of year I light a fire in the stove every day. To light those fires, and others, I’ve made firewood most every year of my life, excluding infancy and a few years while residing in a downtown ...

A Blonde’s Perspective: The magic of holiday traditions

December 1, 2019
It’s become a tradition for the retail world that by October, Christmas décor is seen in many stores, including holiday music in the background. I chuckled at a cute cartoon of the Thanksgiving turkey scolding Santa by saying, “November is ...

Just a Kid at Heart: Taking deer hunting to new heights

November 1, 2019
Since when did deer hunting become synonymous with comfort? I had always felt deer hunting was another word for suffering. When each November deer season rolls around, I become a tree dweller – living on portable stands and ladder stands ...