Coronavirus is kicking everyone in the ass, but it’s especially tough for kids and teens. Here’s some guidance and a few resources to help us all through.
Talk. Listen. Validate.
While You’re At It, Blast a Little Metal.
Last week I wrote a post about what a drag this coronavirus crap is for my oldest daughter, a representative of classes of 2020 all over the country. For this year’s seniors, fun is not being had, friendships are not being deepened and memories are not being made.
Continue reading “Mental Health Guidance for Kids, Teens and Guardians”
Donations do not – or at least should not – give donors the power to be kingmakers. Or, in this case, president-unmakers.
No, Ms. McGarry. You Don’t Get Control.
Kris Engelstad McGarry is at it again, holding a gun to the heads of North Dakota higher education leaders and, ipso facto, to the heads of North Dakota citizens.
This time the Engelstad family is threatening to quit giving money to the University of North Dakota until President Mark Kennedy is gone. McGarry refused to utter the word “fired,” but she didn’t need to.
McGarry: No Engelstad Money while Kennedy is at UND
Gun To Our Heads. Again.
It’s far from the first time for the late UND alumnus Ralph Engelstad and his heirs.
Continue reading “The Ol’ Engelstad Gun-to-Our-Heads Maneuver. Again.”
The North Dakota State University Bison football team is going to Washington, D.C. What an honor. Now, if only…
If Only They Were Going to Be Greeted by a Fellow Champion
NDSU’s football team is going to Washington, D.C. Good for them. If any athlete or sports team deserves it, the Bison do. Fifteen national titles and seven of the last eight. Wow.
No matter who the president is, being invited to the White House is an honor.
Or so someone recently pointed out. Made my skin crawl at first. But I’ve come around.
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We got the car out. Finally. We were incredibly thankful to Mr. Jackwagon for rolling down his window and scolding us about the vehicles pulled off to the side with their hazards on. In blizzard conditions.
Dear Mr. Supreme Jackwagon:
You know who you are.
You’re the guy who just drove past me and four other people who were trying to get a car unstuck at the entrance to a side street right off of 17th Avenue South, Fargo.
In blizzard conditions.
You’re the guy who did not stop to help. You’re the guy who, instead, took the time to lower your power driver’s side window and yell, in a menacing voice as you drove on by, “Hey, you can’t just park your cars in the middle of the street!”
Continue reading “Blizzard Drive-By”
Mr. Berg begs to differ. What do YOU think? Good, bad and ugly, all opinions are welcome.
What do YOU think about the Fargo Public Schools dress code and enforcement?
Mr. Keith Berg, Fargo, N.D., has taken exception to the assertions I made in the story in The Forum this past Saturday regarding gender-biased dress codes and dress code enforcement.
So, what do YOU think?
All opinions are welcome. I look forward to hearing from you.