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Category: Columns

Finally Fall 

A Slice of Life I got an early start. Could not wait to get on the water. I thoroughly enjoy fishing, especially in the fall.  No, it’s not officially calendar autumn, but the fall season is underway. Leaves are starting to change colors, even dropping from some trees. Water temperatures on state lakes have begun […]
by Kim Fundingsland
September 10, 2023

Not as it Seems 

A Slice of Life Sometimes a person believes the way he or she sees things is the way other people do too. But that’s a generalization, especially when it comes to kids.   Children have a much different way of looking at things than adults. Often a much more logical way, at least from their point […]
by Kim Fundingsland
September 3, 2023

The $250 Mosquito 

A Slice of Life Sometimes things just don’t work out as planned. Maybe not even close. The following incident vividly illustrates my point.  A few years back I took two daughters on what was destined to be a fun and pleasant fishing trip to Lake Metigoshe. The beautiful lake in the scenic Turtle Mountains contains […]
by Kim Fundingsland
August 27, 2023

Perfecto and the Chicken 

A Slice of Life Sometimes deep, dark secrets in a person’s past silently chew on them enough to force a confession, rather than continuing to “bottle up” a troubled and agonizing truth.   What follows, dear reader, is written with the belief that revealing a long-held secret that has tormented me for years will relieve me […]
by Kim Fundingsland
August 20, 2023

Experiencing Fly-in Fishing 

A Slice of Life I woke to the swaying movement of leafy branches casting distinctive shadows on the ceiling of the tent. The call of a nearby loon, the gentle lapping of water on a rocky shoreline, and smell of a fresh pot of coffee percolating on a Coleman stove made for a perfect morning. […]
by Kim Fundingsland
August 13, 2023

The Lord’s Cupboard 

A Slice of Life  It’s a story that never gets old. People helping people. Concerned volunteers dedicated to a cause. Businesses assisting their community. Groups, teams, generously giving of their time.  All the above, and more, have become a part of the necessary service provided by The Lord’s Cupboard food pantry. It is there where […]
by Kim Fundingsland
August 6, 2023

Park of Memories 

A Slice of Life Mom made my favorite, Juneberry pie, from berries I picked there. She made wonderful chokecherry jelly too, gathered in the same area.  A portion of one side of the steep coulee was grassy and made for perfect cardboard sliding in the summer. In the winter, when the snow wasn’t too deep, […]
by Kim Fundingsland
July 30, 2023

Trouble and Attorneys General 

A Slice of Life  It was a day to remember, no doubt about that, from staring down the barrel of a state trooper’s handgun to having a steak with man destined for prison.  Okay. I know. You are wondering what kind of goofy story is this guy writing about. Well, what follows is a real […]
by Kim Fundingsland
July 23, 2023

Trash Talk 

A Slice of Life Good idea?  Not so sure?  Supposed to be. Feel good about it. Don’t want to mess with it? Give it a try.  Ahhh. The recycling age has begun in Minot. Yup, some real trash talkin’ has descended upon the city. Those blue top, super-sized recycling carts are the talk of the town. […]
by Kim Fundingsland
July 16, 2023

Talk to Grandma

A Slice of Life I’ve known I had to write about this for quite some time but couldn’t really settle on a way to approach it. Delay. Delay. Delay. Finally, I came to the realization that was precisely the crux of the entire matter. As Nike says, just do it. I know what you are […]
by Kim Fundingsland
July 9, 2023

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