Hospice of the Red River Valley
By Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News Staff Writer
It is time for conversations about death to become a part of life.
That is one of the themes of a 500-page report, titled "Dying In America," released by the Institute of Medicine.
The report suggests that the first end-of-life conversation could coincide with a cherished American milestone: getting a driver's license at 16, the first time a per...
October 20, 2014 - 11:24am
Titles and covers are so important, and today I get to share with you a book that did a good job at both. Medeia Sharif's newest novel, Vitamins and Death.
It certainly caught my attention. And she follows that up with an awesome cover and an intriguing story.
VITAMINS AND DEATH by Medeia Sharif
Release Date December 10, 2014
Deidra Battle wants nothing more than to be invi...
October 19, 2014 - 1:00am
Courage in the Kitchen
As I have written elsewhere, we had a lot of pancakes for breakfast when I was growing. up. Most were Moms ordinary thin pancakes, but she made other kinds from time to time.
Though I dont remember them, chances are good that she made oatmeal pancakes once in a while, since she loved trying new recipes and always had a big box of old-fashioned oatmeal in the kitchen. She made oatmeal bread,...
October 16, 2014 - 10:27am
Father Knows Last
I completed Grandmas Marathon in late June, and after taking it easy for a week, started training again for the Twin Cities Marathon on October 5. My first week was highlighted by an emergency root canal, followed by a 5K personal record (PR) of 21 minutes the next day. It was going to be one of those summers
I always follow my training plan fairly closely, but if Im having a bad day, Ive be...
October 07, 2014 - 12:30pm
Ag-at-Large by Mikkel Pates
Rick Nordick waits in his sugar beet lifter for trucks to arrive in a farm's fourth day of harvest on Oct. 5, 2014, south of Moorhead, Minn.
The region's sugar beet harvest is nearly a week old, and farmers are experiencing excellent harvest conditions -- speeding through the crop in the Red River Valley, with a little more rain in northern areas. Forecasts are for no rain for the next sever...
October 05, 2014 - 8:44pm
James Dashner did what seems to be increasingly popular in Young Adult fiction--he wrote a dystopian trilogy. I have only readThe Maze Runner so far, since I wanted to read it before seeing the movie.
The Maze Runner, as many books do, seems to draw on previous stories and change things about them. I specifically felt there were similarities toLord of the Flies. That's not a bad thing, sinceLo...
October 03, 2014 - 12:10pm