Rain was coming down, but I was snug in my kitchen, happily getting ready to make a pumpkin roll. Well, the truth is I was happy until I realized my overstuffed food cupboard held nary a can of pumpkin. So much for snug and happy. I put on my raincoat, jumped in the car, dashed to the grocery store, and made a beeline for the automatic doors. That's when I heard a voice from under a small store overhang. "Hey, Sunshine, do you think North Dakotans can get past the stupid stuff?"
What we all agree on is wishing Rep. Kevin Cramer's pregnant daughter well. Anticipating a new baby is one of life's great joys, not only for the parents but also for all the people who love and care about them. The political advertisement done by Cramer's pregnant daughter and her sister; however, is deceptive. And the resulting misrepresentation must be addressed.
Question: If a drunken 17-yr-old tries to rob a bank but fails, has he really done anything wrong? Silly question? Perhaps. Yet, were Rep. Kevin Cramer's remarks on a radio show concerning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and sexual assault allegations the measure for how we view lawfulness, that 17-yr-old unsuccessful bank robber would be worry free. Why, he might end up on the Supreme Court.
The article by Mikkel Pates in AGWEEK Farmer's Forum was unsettling. Titled "Ag equipment makers brace themselves in trade war" and subtitled "Tariff, sanction disruptions offer short-term pain, long-term questions," the article quoted Howard and Brian Dahl, founders of Amity Technology and fourth generation members of an equipment manufacturing family. The Dahl brothers talked about the challenges their business faces as the Trump administration wages its trade war.
A little boy I knew was playing at a friend’s house. Surprisingly, the friend’s mother had agreed the boys could jump on a bed in a spare room. When she checked on them, her son was jumping on the bed and the visiting boy was sitting on the floor. The mom asked if they were taking turns, and her son said they were. The little boy on the floor looked perplexed and asked, “How do I know if it’s my turn when he keeps changing the rules?”
If the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared 60 percent of deaths from one disease or another were easily preventable, there'd be a national outcry to make it happen. However, when the CDC reported recently that 60 percent of maternal deaths (definitely) were preventable, the news hardly registered.
Halfway into making a cake on a day way too hot for baking, I had no eggs: no choice but to drive to the grocery store. I zoomed into the store parking lot, hopped out of the car, and headed straight for the door. That's when I heard a familiar voice. "Hey, Sunshine, you'll stroke out running around in this heat." Standing against the building holding a battery-powered hand fan and wearing a Vietnamese-style conical hat and a bright yellow and orange Mumu was Mary Contrary. "Can't stop to talk Mary. I just need eggs for the cake I'm baking."
Writing in a piece for the Washington Post about recent allegations against CBS chief Leslie Moonves and the #MeToo movement, Monica Hesse said Moonves probably saw himself as "a good guy." He admitted he'd made advances, but then said, "I always understood and respected...that 'no' means 'no'." In other words, he wanted to make clear he wasn't icky—at least not as icky if compared to the open-bathrobe-lock-the-door Harvey Weinstein/ Matt Lauer variety of harassers.
While expecting our third child, my husband teasingly suggested we were having a baby because I couldn't give up watching Sesame Street. Boy, did I put that nonsense to rest. What I couldn't give up was hearing Mr. Rogers tell me, "I like you just the way you are." Melancholy.
At age 15, visiting my grandparents' lake place, the sight of a placid lake reflecting the glory of sunrise or sunset always brought the same thought to mind: How glorious it would be to ski on that serene, silky water, cutting across the boat's wake into mirrored pinks and golds; how sacred...as if I could ski all the way to heaven.