Online Dating and the ‘Shop Around’ Mentality

My first foray into online dating came back in the fall of 2010, when I was working for the daily newspaper in Faribault, Minnesota. After I complained to a friend about how spending so much time in the small southern Minnesota town had resulted in me basically retiring from romance, he suggested I check out […]

An Argument for Agnosticism

I went to a Catholic elementary and grew up in a Catholic household, but religion and I never really clicked. That’s not to say I am or ever was actively against it. There’s something about the somber traditionalism of mass I find comforting to this day, and prayer can be a useful way to articulate concerns […]

Making a Move at the Uptown Diner

He walked into the neighborhood diner on Saturday morning not exactly dressed to impress. On his way to play some hoops, he sported athletic shorts, a baseball cap, last night’s button-up, and flip-flops. But what did it really matter? The idea was to quickly fuel up on Eggs Benedict — a dish he’d enjoyed at […]

Last Decade Was Rough One For Journalism Jobs in MN

News that Fox Sports Net is laying off all its web writers — including Tyler Mason, a respected Twins reporter who was a colleague of mine for a moment in Faribault back in 2010 — sent me down a path of Google searches that led to a recent Washington Post piece entitled, “Why the PR industry is sucking […]

Mick Jagger and the Art of Aging Well

Last night’s Rolling Stones show at TCF Bank Stadium was, in a word, incredible. Though the Stones have far too many hits for a single show, they played most all the favorites — everything from “Start Me Up” to “Brown Sugar.” And despite the fact that Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Charlie Watts are all […]

Why This Vikings Fan is Giving AP the Benefit of the Doubt

Adrian Peterson said the right things during his press conference yesterday, and right now, that’s all that can be asked of him. He acknowledged it was a mistake to punish his 4-year-old son so severely that he ended up pleading guilty to assault, accepted responsibility for his actions, and said he never meant to portray himself as […]