Terry Woster / Forum News Service
Quite by chance, I surfed onto an online website on farm safety the other day and learned that I'd missed national Farm Safety Week, which was last month.
MITCHELL, S.D. - As I took a scroll through the pages of Facebook the other evening, I clicked on an article titled something like “37 Things Old People Say They Regret Not Doing When They Were Young.’’
In the days before instant media, newspapers sometimes sent reporters out to the street to interview random people about topics breaking in the news.
Some years back, when the term “global warming’’ was just beginning to be thrown about, I reported on a meeting about climate change and the Missouri River Basin.
I’ve heard folks say the math they studied in school has no relevance in real life. I’d probably say that about bookkeeping, even though I enjoyed the course.
Moving to Division 1 athletics changed many things at South Dakota State University, but the quality of the northwest wind that hammers the campus in winter is the same as ever.
The word “like’’ is a fascinating piece of language.
Early in my career as a news reporter, I covered stories with a pocket-sized notebook and a couple of ballpoint pens.
The first vehicle I bought with an on-board gizmos that gives a real-time reading of the outside temperature convinced me Detroit had really outdone itself.
Because my parents had a deep appreciation for the power of books and the value of reading, my mom let me join several book-of-the-month clubs when I was in high school. To this day, I own some wonderful old books because of my club memberships. When Nancy and I were boxing things up to move from our old house this past fall, I emptied books from shelf after shelf in the basement. The need to pause and remember the pleasure I took from reading those books made the task take longer than it should have. Eventually, I had the books packed away.