It was known as the Grand Horned Bunny Experiment, and nobody but a couple of animal biologists from the University of Wyoming expected it to work. Continue reading When Jackalopes Came To South Dakota
“Well, I’m here to tell you, that the buck stops in Kansas, not in South Dakota! So yesterday, or maybe it was the day before . . . anyway, recently I informed my Secretary of Health, Kim Balsam – Rotisserie that we needed to alert all the local health offices about watching for people who’ve contracted the disease through their computers, TV sets, cell phones, land lines, ham radios, and car radios. She’s sending out letters via overnight mail – not using email, of course, ‘cause it might be infected. Continue reading Governor Aims To Stop Spread of Coronavirus Through Phone Lines, ISPs, and Satellite Signals
First marriage between a man and a sheep – March 24, 1902 A Hollander by the name of Harm Harmelink (top photo, riding horse) and a purebred Ramboulet ewe named Violet (bottom photo) tied the knot in rural northern Butte County. It is said that Mr. Harmelink,46, who was technically an East Friesian, had been distraught the previous fall, as he was the only one … Continue reading Obscure Facts About South Dakota & Thereabouts: First in a series
This last Saturday I was up for a good wander. It didn’t take much convincing to get Nancy to accompany me on a journey northwest from Dakota Dunes – to SD 50 and west through Vermillion. Then by Mechling’s six exits to Gayville where the Gayville Hall (home to the Hay Country Jamboree) is. From Gayville, which claims to be the Hay Capital of the … Continue reading Not Violin, But Volin
Hundreds of pilgrims have been making a journey to Le Mars, Iowa this weekend. And it wasn’t just to have a scoop or two of pistachio nut ice cream on a waffle cone in this town known as The Ice-Cream Capitol of the World. They were coming to hopefully catch a glimpse of the image of Jesus Christ in a cement ice cream cone sculpture. Continue reading Jesus Makes Appearance During Le Mars’ Annual Ice Cream Days
Please. Tell me if you’ve heard this one before. But I doubt that you have, so . . . nevermind. Anyway, I figured the headline was the best way to introduce a blog post about fear and confusion during the initial job interview. What do I know about jobs and job interviews? Quite a bit, as it turns out. I’ve had plenty of jobs in different … Continue reading A Wart, a Booger, and a Prefrontal Cortex Walk Into a Bar . . .
Failure will never overtake me as long as my determination to blame others for my shortcomings and hopeless situations remains strong and steadfast. — Gary Dickson Continue reading Pondering and Wandering: Failure vs. Determination
Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness, and understanding you can muster, and do it with the goal of convincing them to change their wills and life insurance, making you their beneficiary. Your life will never be quite the same. And if it isn’t, move on to some other … Continue reading Pondering and Wandering: “Let Your Love Shine”
Sometimes we have a guest speaker – usually someone who we think exemplifies our humdrum ideals, who is really mediocre and who might know a simple joke or two. Continue reading Finally. An Organization for the Intellectually Average.
But those who think Siouxland refers to only Sioux City would be wrong. In fact, the term wasn’t created to be a marketing tactic or definition of a school athletic region. The term was coined by writer Frederick Manfred in 1946 in his third novel, This Is The Year. Continue reading So, What Is ‘Siouxland’ Anyway