There’s a new member of the household. “Her” name: Alexa. And “she,” too, has big ears!

Little pitchers . . .
Leading to: The highfalutin amusements

Here’s Gregory of the North, “reminding everyone that little ears ALWAYS are listening”: “My wife and I care for our grandchildren early in the morning, between the time their parents leave for work and when their school bus picks them up. Every morning, they spend their time watching cartoons on TV, playing computer games or making endless LEGO projects. Never have I thought they paid much attention to Grandpa, who, after all, spends most of the morning with the Pioneer Press.

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Today: How my grandfather lost his farm in Vienna . . .

The Permanent Family Record

Tim Torkildson writes: “Subject: How my grandfather lost his farm.

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What this country has been needing, needs, will continue to need: ogichidaa.

Our times
And: In memoriam

Thursday email from Kathy S. of St. Paul: “William Kent Krueger writes books set in Minnesota. Most of them follow the character Cork (Corcoran) O’Connor, who is part Ojibwe and part Irish. Ojibwe words sometimes appear in the stories.

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How to battle the midwinter blues: shop projects, cheerful music, writing poetry . . . and steering clear of the “dark past”!

Life as we know it
Including: There’s nothin’ like a simile! And: Everyone’s a (literary) critic! (responsorial)

IGHGrampa: “Subject: Post-Season Blues.

“Like Tim Torkildson [BB, 2/5/2018], I often find myself fighting off the post-holidays blues.

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