Fifty years. A half century.
That's a long time.
Can you imagine being married for that many years?
I certainly can, and I believe many of you readers can as well. Perhaps many of you have already celebrated your golden anniversaries.
I know what you're thinking. Having read the title of this column, your mind has turned to thoughts of physical pleasure. The joy of sex, perhaps, or eating a delicious meal, or buying something you've been craving for months and months.
In our culture there seems to be an acceptance, and growing promotion of, arrogance or haughtiness. We see it in certain athletes, politicians, radio personalities, and many of those who are held-up as the "ones in the know.
Have you ever wanted to run into burning buildings and get paid poorly for saving property and lives?
Does driving elderly folks to important doctor visits and refusing to be paid appeal to you?
How about making a college education possible for a student who could never have afforded it without you?...
Good government is all around us. Just look for it. You don't have to look very far.
We are among the most fortunate inhabitants on Earth, just because of the level and type of government we have in this country.
Spring officially arrived in Minnesota at three minutes before noon on Thursday, March 20. After a winter more brutal than most in recent memory, spring was awaited with more than usual enthusiasm and winter-weariness.