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Category: Columns

Provident Home Companion

Preparing a winter safety kit for your vehicle Last week a couple readers suggested a column on winter safety, particularly for cars. The importance of this topic was made even more clear to me as I made the 4½ hour drive from Casselton to Minot just after our last snow…
December 13, 2021

Outdoor Lessons for the Real World

Looking Back The last couple of years have been a little crazy to say the least. We’ve all dealt with personal loss in ways most would say was unpredictable just two years ago. As an author, I’ve been working on planning my articles for 2022. Part of this process involves looking back…
December 8, 2021

Provident Home Companion

Importance of being prepared for life's uncertainties For close to twenty years, I have been teaching, writing about, and advocating for being prepared for all kinds of emergencies. It started when we moved to our place in the country in 1996. Battered by dozens of blizzards and an ice storm that left us without…
December 5, 2021

Can Thanksgiving Survive?

We still all celebrate a national Thanksgiving holiday, but what is the nature of our celebrations? Do we settle for food, family, and football? If that is all we celebrate, can this watered-down holiday of Thanksgiving survive?
November 25, 2021

What I'm Thankful for has Changed Over the Years

When I was little, I loved Thanksgiving. We would always travel to my grandparents’ house for Thanksgiving – Nana and Papa as we called them.  I looked forward to seeing them and my cousins – all three of them were older than me:  Shauna, Eric, and Todd.  I always thought Todd was the coolest person in the world.…
November 25, 2021

ND Elections - A Way Forward

Voters in North Dakota and around the country are demanding election reform.  While many other states are passing meaningful election bills, North Dakota legislators seem to be reluctant to make the sweeping changes that would be required to secure our processes. The 2016 and 2020 general elections prompted an unprecedented…
October 24, 2021

The Way I See It

A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Second Amendment, U.S. Constitution Gun control. Get rid of the second amendment. After all, it’s so outdated anyway. Really? Change the Bill of…
October 24, 2021
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