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Have you forgotten anything lately?

In those years of business when my brain was called to multitask, I cannot even guess how much time I spent looking for something misplaced.

Posted 1/26/16 (Tue) read more »

A bird of a different feather

I have good news, North Dakotans. I’m back!

Posted 1/19/16 (Tue) read more »

5th national title brings positive PR to North Dakota

Even for a University of North Dakota partisan sitting in a recliner thousands of miles north in Bismarck, this football game was awesome.

Posted 1/12/16 (Tue) read more »

A price for feeding your family

OK, I admit it. I detest occupational licensing. It kills jobs and opportunities, particularly for the poor. But my, how it has spread over the years.

Posted 1/05/16 (Tue) read more »

A baby boy born in a stable brings the cheddar

Arthur Steven stopped over Saturday afternoon. Though not yet 2, A. Steven, in many respects, is much like Papa Steve.

Posted 12/22/15 (Tue) read more »

The perfect Christmas letter

Christmas will be here before you know it. Time to get those family Christmas letters written and into the mail. Like always, I have some tips.

Posted 12/15/15 (Tue) read more »

Re-evaluate development, but stay in the arena

Everyone is busy. But busy people find time to do the things they find important and necessary.

Posted 12/08/15 (Tue) read more »


By Don Anderson 1: No matter what time of day John met you, his greeting was 'Good morning". Didn't matter if it was 8 am, 2 in the afternoon, or 10 o'clock at night. 2: When answering the phone John never said "Hello", it was always "Yeh, go ahead."

Posted 12/07/15 (Mon) read more »

Christmas giving: better than getting

I’m addicted. So are you.

Posted 12/01/15 (Tue) read more »

Thanksgiving gets a facelift

Thanksgiving is this week. Don’t blink or you might miss it.

Posted 11/24/15 (Tue) read more »