The Apple Tree | March 9, 2022

Last week, the New York Post put up a graphic that identified North Dakota as “the best state at solving Wordle.”  I’m not sure my participation is helping those numbers, but I absolutely love Wordle because I love WORDS.  I’m sure you’re thinking, “Oh man you are so deep I hope they have a Nobel Prize for deepness because you would win it” – but listen, some people like sports and other people like collecting decorative spoons and I like words.

Friends | August 5, 2021

I recently read an unattributed Internet fact that the percentage of men with at least six close friends has fallen by half since 1990; and that men today are five times more likely to state that they don’t have a single close friend compared to similarly-aged men thirty years ago.  As the mother of two boys, I’ve been noodling on this (quite possibly completely made up*) information and I have a theory about it.

Cold Play | January 21, 2021

This week’s story is about the weather, and this week’s news is about a TikTok sensation, a beautiful bridge, and a bookmobile.  Read on.

HanuCanada | December 10, 2020

This week’s story is about my first Hanukkah in Canada, and this week’s news is about Blessing Boxes, a good night’s sleep, and a miniature Christmas village.  Read on.

A bicycle lunch built for two | September 24, 2020

I took the week off of work after my sons started back up at school so that I could, you know, take a nap or get a pedicure or just sit quietly after months of chaos.  By Friday I had yet to accomplish any of those things, and so my husband suggested that we take a bike ride to Thompson, have lunch (and maybe a lunch beer), and then ride back with enough time for me to give napping another try before it was time to pick up the boys at 3:00. [Read on]

North Dakota Nice News of the Week | August 27, 2020

With school starting up again across North Dakota, let’s take a moment of gratitude for the administrators and teachers are working so hard to make decisions that will keep our kids safe.

And let’s also take a moment to appreciate all of the goodness in North Dakota this past week – including a wagon train of buggies, a barbecue competition, and Lunch Aid. Read on.

Nice news of the day – December 24, 2019

Did you know that North Dakota ranks #41 for December births?  North Dakota babies know better than to be born in the cold (I’m a January birthday…brr!).

And did you know today’s news is all about North Dakota Santas.  Read on.

Nice news of the day – July 5, 2019

Did you know that the North Dakota Geological Survey sponsors digs throughout the summer – including one last weekend in the Sentinel Butte Formation – and you can sign up to participate? Apparently it’s pretty common to find a crocodile tooth or a turtle rib (which you don’t get to keep, but still very cool).

And I bet you knew that today’s news has the story of the week, right? Read on.

Nice news of the day – August 24, 2018

Missy Barkie Lucy plans the concert of a lifetime in celebration of her parents’ 50th wedding anniversary

Seven producers accept SNAP EBT at statewide farmers’ markets