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Face to face with Facebook

November 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

Social media fans may have a bone to pick with me after reading this column about their daily penchant to peruse online posts.For the record, I’ve chosen, since that method of communication was invented, not to partake.I realize Facebook, T...

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Still ‘Golden’ after all these years

November 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

After a recent stressful day, one of the millennial staffers in the newsroom said all she wanted to do was go home, curl up and watch “The Golden Girls.”I overheard the comment and asked her what it was about this early ’80s/late ’90s sit-c...

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Chop wood, carry water

October 28, 2019 at 5:47 pm

The small ivory figurine that stands on a windowsill in my living room was given to me by a friend way back in high school, which makes our relationship — with both my girlfriend and the figurine — older than the one with my husband.The fig...

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Pumpkin spice belongs in pie

October 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

After years of listening to co-workers, friends and pretty much all of America gush about pumpkin spice, I finally took the plunge this week and ordered my first-ever pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks.I plunked down $5 and prepared to be ama...

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You say Marano? … I still say Marino

October 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

My brother-in-law John rented an apartment in September in the town of Giulianova near Pescara on the Adriatic coast of central Italy — the vicinity of his family’s paternal grandparents’ birthplace.While there, he and my husband Jim’s sist...

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Turnover times...

October 10, 2019 at 12:02 pm

When we hear the word turnover, especially in the fall, it usually means someone coughed up the ball. Someone is happy, and someone is not. However, to an angler, the term signifies a lake event and again, someone might be happy, and someo...

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Runic inscriptions: ancient Post-it notes

October 06, 2019 at 5:00 am

Traveling through Norway was so much more wonderful than I ever imagined it would be, and it’s difficult to articulate exactly why.It was certainly great to bond with my older daughter as we navigated big cities and Nordic countryside. The ...

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Don’t spare the spare keys

September 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

Technology has given us magnetic keys, key cards, keyless entry remotes, smart keys, and chip keys — also called transponder keys or, in more common vernacular, fobs. It used to be if you got locked out of your car you’d just run a hanger d...

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The best time of the year is finally here

September 26, 2019 at 5:00 am

Ahh, autumn. For the outdoors person, especially the hunter, this is best time of the year.If you are an archery hunter, bull elk should be at or near the peak of the annual elk rut. Usually, the largest and meanest bull elk in the neighbor...

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Farmer’s Almanac predicts weather, with humor

September 22, 2019 at 5:00 am

Every year around the middle of September, a copy of “The Old Farmer’s Almanac” arrives at the Daily Inter Lake office, addressed to me. I typically page through the longstanding publication that’s an alleged tried-and-true predictor of how...

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