Just a Kid at Heart: Sunflower seeds and ballplayers

July 1, 2020
Since baseball is considered to be America’s pastime and since this year’s major league schedule has been interrupted by the pandemic, I felt it was necessary last month to reminisce about my childhood summers of playing Little League in the ...

My Perspective: My (first) hole in one

June 1, 2019
It was one of the first 60+ degree days in April. The golf course near me had just opened up, and my youngest son, Easton (age 8), and I were thinking about things to do. I mentioned a few options. ...

Red Cross rewards blood donors as summer winds down

August 29, 2013
ST. PAUL, Minn. — With the arrival of Labor Day and the unofficial end to summer, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to roll up a sleeve and give blood or platelets to help ensure sufficient supplies over the ...

A child’s summer

June 27, 2013
This summer I am going to celebrate life with family picnics and eat lots of watermelon. I’m going to clean an old mayonnaise jar, pound some nail holes in its cover and catch fireflies. I am going to watch those ...