A Hurricane of Support

(Published in the September 5th Warroad Pioneer) Something beautiful happened at The Angle this past weekend, this whole past summer, in fact. Our little one-room school house was in need, and people showed up en masse to donate and volunteer. Thanks to District 690 and construction company NW Angle Services, the building finally got a […]

Lucky

  Most mornings I wake up feeling pretty darn fortunate. Not all mornings, of course, but more often than not. I’ve always had shelter, food and clothing. I’ve always been surrounded by people whom I love and who love me. I’ve faced very little adversity, loss or personal tragedy. I’m a white woman in a […]

A Thousand Thank You’s

Henry David Thoreau once said, “As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of […]

Warroad Pioneer Assignment EOY Wrap-up for 2015

Column 17.5 Published in the Decebmer 22/29 double issue of the Warroad Pioneer When I chose the title of this column early in 2015, or rather when it revealed itself to me, I understood very little about the concept of grace. As the events of the year unfolded and as I endured the growing pains […]

A Man’s World

Column 11 Published in the September 29 Warroad Pioneer   The Angle is undeniably a man’s world. It is a land of extremes governed by a hearty few who have toiled under back-breaking conditions to make it the civilized mess it is today. I have read the dry and distant history books of this place; […]

This Glorious Mess

Column 6 Published in the July 14, 2015 issue of the Warroad Pioneer Life at the Angle is messy. Or perhaps I should say that MY life at the Angle is messy. Some folks definitely seem to have it all pulled together, packaged neatly and tied up with a perfect country plaid bow. But even […]