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Grim's Tales

October 16, 2018
Grim's Tales column logo containing remote camera graphic by Odium, digitally altered by the Echo Journal. By Odium [CC BY-SA 3.0  (], from Wikimedia Commons
Grim's Tales: The Time Lapse Debacle
October 16, 2018 - 12:00pm
September 28, 2018
Grim's Tales: IRS phone calls are all scams
September 28, 2018 - 11:00am
August 24, 2018
Grim's Tales: On human error
August 24, 2018 - 8:00am
When I was a kid, these berries may have ripened at different rates. You had strawberries for a week; juneberries for a week at the same time as blueberries, which could actually last into the fall in some places; raspberries coming at the tail end of the blueberries (lasting maybe a couple weeks); and blackberries ripening just after the raspberries. Photo Illustration
Grim's Tales: Hail to a bumper year for wild fruit
July 24, 2018 - 6:30am
June 27, 2018
Grim's Tales: Attention, Jesse Ventura!
June 27, 2018 - 7:30am
May 25, 2018
Nate Beeler of the Columbus Dispatch.
Grim's Tales: Give time to honor veterans on Memorial Day
May 25, 2018 - 8:30am
April 26, 2018
This offers me the opportunity to put a few miles on my 1976 Schwinn Speedster, a bicycle I bought from the Trading Post in Backus at least 10 years ago, stripped down to individual pieces and restored to a shiny Chrysler blue with factory decals and all. Illustration
Grim's Tales: Wait ... did spring really just happen?
April 26, 2018 - 11:00am
March 30, 2018
Grim's Tales: Be a hero to local businesses
March 30, 2018 - 7:30am
February 4, 2018
Grim's Tales: The difference five years makes
February 4, 2018 - 7:30am
January 6, 2018
We aren't perfect at the end of the journey, so we don't need to hate our imperfections before we took the journey; just know that there can be improvements, and that's enough. Illustration
Grim's Tales: Trying is sometimes better than succeeding
January 6, 2018 - 8:30am
December 18, 2017
Grim's Tales: I'm grateful for Chamber of Commerce membership
December 18, 2017 - 7:30am
November 11, 2017
Grim's Tales: Welcome to the month of thankfulness
November 11, 2017 - 7:30am
October 16, 2017
I'm not suggesting totally turning oneself off to the bigger picture, but I am suggesting that every once in awhile maybe ignorance is not just bliss, but it's also good for our health. Illustration
Grim's Tales: Vacation: A break from more than work
October 16, 2017 - 8:00am
July 10, 2017
Granted, non-journalists can't be expected to know AP style. That's OK. But call me selfish; I'm going to give guidelines on how to write news releases so the newspaper you might submit to will not have to rewrite them. Illustration
Grim's Tales: A crash course in AP style - A selfish guideline
July 10, 2017 - 9:00am
June 16, 2017
Grim's Tales: A good job requires mutual investment
June 16, 2017 - 10:00am