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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Ms. Simplicity: Gift-giving during a health crisis
Trump's proposed budget wouldn't affect local Meals on Wheels
Animal shelter opens in rural Pequot Lakes - Babinski's dream is a reality
Crosslake church to host bluegrass concert Sunday
Reminder-March 24, 2017
Dahlberg earns all-state honorable mention
Watch: MN team wins with half-court heave
Wild draft pick Kunin inks 3-year deal
Twins' Puerto Ricans rejoin camp
Ackerman named all-conference for Tiger boys
Barbara "Barb" A. Berg
Peter A. Smude
Thousands share their charm in Crosslake
Pages from the Past - March 23, 2017
Card games: March 20, 2017
Senior Menus: March 20-24, 2017
Pages from the Past-March 19, 2017
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
American wines are gaining in popularity
From the Lefthand Corner: Health care assurance, not health care insurance
Vogt's Notes: A conflicted time of life
Minding Our Elders: Family members may feel guilty about missing the passing
letters to the editor
Births-March 12, 2017
As I See It
December 7, 2015
As I See It: Yesterday and today
Sorry people, it's time for a history lesson. At the request of Congress, President George Washington issued a Thanksgiving proclamation on Oct. 3, 1789.
December 7, 2015 - 9:49am
November 21, 2015
As I See It: Making sense of it all
We arrived home from Brainerd last Friday evening after some light shopping and turned on the television a short time before a couple of our favorite programs, and to say we were shocked is well beyond an understatement. We were speechless and barely breathing as detail after detail...
November 21, 2015 - 8:00am
November 8, 2015
As I See It: The war on children
There are a lot of wars going on in contemporary American society and the world today. I recently read a letter to the editor in another newspaper in which the author lamented the actual wars being waged in the world and how they are fueled by greed and hatred - among the many other...
November 8, 2015 - 8:00am
October 21, 2015
As I See It: Time to think
In my not always humble opinion, one of the greatest shortfalls of our society and educational system is that people are not taught critical thinking. By that I mean when presented with a problem, an issue or a tragic situation, our reaction never seems to get too far beyond the...
October 21, 2015 - 3:10pm
September 25, 2015
As I See It: On aging
I reached one of those milestones last month and the inevitable thoughts and questions have been popping into my mind ever since. One of my first thoughts was that I had surpassed the age at which my father passed away by another year (it's only been two years). We Abler men don't...
September 25, 2015 - 10:44am
September 10, 2015
As I See It: A thousand words
I've often wondered what it takes to have some real and lasting effects on the psyche of the people of our nation and the world. It is fairly obvious that most of us are so totally absorbed in our lives and activities that we often just can't be bothered to have much sympathy or...
September 10, 2015 - 11:47am
August 27, 2015
As I See It: War on Christianity - it's real
We have already witnessed too many accusations of "wars" on various segments of our society, including the most recent claims of a "war on women." Let's be honest with each other.
August 27, 2015 - 4:11pm
August 14, 2015
As I See It: What really matters?
A few years ago, Charles Krauthammer, a syndicated columnist and commentator on Fox News, published a selective collection of his columns titled "Things That Matter." If you change that statement into the form of a question — no this is not Jeopardy — you might discover...
August 14, 2015 - 11:20am
July 30, 2015
As I See It: The Trump card
I almost don't know where to begin. But let me start off by observing that back in the time following the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, Jewish leaders were debating how to deal with His remaining followers. A leading rabbi, Gamaliel, who instructed Saul (later Paul, the Apostle to...
July 30, 2015 - 11:49am
July 17, 2015
As I See It: Déjà vu and the Flag of the Confederacy
I spent last week fishing at a remote location in Canada. It was very relaxing to have no phone, no radio and no television for seven days and nights. We did a lot of fishing, eating fish, reading, talking and relaxing.
July 17, 2015 - 11:22am
July 7, 2015
As I See It: What really divides us
I had a revelation while thinking about the recent decisions by the Supreme Court — neither of which I agree with. In upholding the Affordable Care Act, the court stepped far into politics by trying to interpret the intent of Congress, instead of making Congress clarify that...
July 7, 2015 - 9:43am
June 4, 2015
As I See It: Why I detest bureaucracies
No, we cannot function without bureaucracies, but they could certainly work a lot better if leaders would take the time and effort to make them less cumbersome. Many organizations, including our government, could work as a result of, instead of in spite of, all the roadblocks inherent...
June 4, 2015 - 8:53am
May 22, 2015
As I See It: Random musings: We can't win war against nature
I believe we human beings have been drinking way too much of the arrogance-flavored Kool-Aid that leads us to believe we can be masters of nature. All we have to do is look at our ever-expanding universe and we should come to the realization that all the intelligence we can muster...
May 22, 2015 - 2:42pm
April 24, 2015
As I See It: Mad man, the column
According to Wikipedia, "Mad Men," the television series, is set in the 1960s, initially at a fictional advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City. According to the show's pilot, the phrase "mad men" was a slang term coined in the 1950s by advertisers working on Madison...
April 24, 2015 - 12:21pm
April 9, 2015
As I See It: Our hat's in the ring!
I am humbled and honored to announce the candidacy of the men's coffee group from Crosslake, aka "The Sunshine Boys," for the office of president of the United States of America. Given that the current holder of this office has proved unequivocally that the presidency is above any...
April 9, 2015 - 3:14pm