Q: My 18-month-old kicks me and hits me when I try to change his diaper. He doesn't do this for his father or grandparents. Should I hold his legs down until he gives up or will this worsen things?
A: Holding his legs will definitely make matters worse.
When I was leaving the military and beginning my job search, I had to make some adjustments. One that caused me much angst was discussing my salary expectations during an interview or negotiating one after a job offer.
I applied for a position on Crosslake's P & Z Commission minutes after reading about vacancies in the paper.
At the last council, meeting two appointments were made to the P & Z Commission on the mayor's recommendation.
The people who put together our Thanksgiving feast worked and planned for days. Even before the turkey made it to the freezer, lists were drawn up and table settings prepped.
I went home to Colorado for the holiday to be with my family.
A current pop song on the radio raises this question: "What do I stand for?" This is a subject frequently echoed in questions like, what is truth or why take a stand for anything when everything is changing.
Our senators have now pulled the nuclear trigger on how the Senate works. In doing so they have shown they are not interested in compromise, not interested in working across the aisle and not interested in the views of the minority.
I wrote the following column in the late 1980s about a friend I'd met who was one of the last of his breed, Herman Peterson. The lines still remind me of this kind of life that is disappearing from the North Country.
I share the thanks expressed by other writers at this time of year. Thanksgiving, like our recently expressed appreciation of veterans, ought to be year-around for all of us. We, in this lakes area, have so much to be thankful for.
The caller ID on the phone indicated that the call was from the doctor's office. We had been anxiously awaiting the call.
The mammogram had revealed a spot that concerned the doctors and a biopsy had been performed. We were waiting for the results.
Looking at the calendar of November alerts me to the day of the 22nd. It is circled in our family because it is the birthday of our youngest son. Each year, my wife and I reflect on previous birthday celebrations.
Lightning boys hockey 11.26.13Nisswa City of Lights Festival 2013Crosslake Legion Breakfast with SantaPR-B Teacher of the Year 2013 & Community ReadLightning Girls Hockey - November 12Pine River-Backus Elementary Halloween ParadeCrosslake Community School Trick or TreatNisswa Halloween