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The Writing Life

January 6, 2014 By Michael Tidemann Staff Writer This is a monthly column on the writing process. Topics will range from books and authors to writing conferences and workshops to the writing process itself. more »»

The Writing Life - Steering the writer

December 6, 2013 This is a monthly column on the writing process. Topics will range from books and authors to writing conferences and workshops to the writing process itself. Steering the Craft by Ursula K. Le Gui. more »»

The Writing Life - A life cut short

November 1, 2013 This is a monthly column on the writing process. Topics will range from books and authors to writing conferences and workshops to the writing process itself. A Miracle of Catfish by Larry Brown. more »»

Thumbs up, thumbs down

November 1, 2013 Thumbs up to Northwest Bank and the Dickinson County Museum for donating 120 Iowa history books to Estherville Lincoln Central fifth-graders. more »»

The Writing Life - Fante, a writer in his own right

October 4, 2013 This is a monthly column on the writing process. Topics will range from books and authors to writing conferences and workshops to the writing process itself. more »»

The Writing Life - Drifting through Driftless country

September 7, 2013 This is a monthly column on the writing process. Topics will range from books and authors to writing conferences and workshops to the writing process itself. Driftless by David Rhodes. more »»

The Writing Life

August 2, 2013 This is a monthly column on the writing process. Topics will range from books and authors to writing conferences and workshops to the writing process itself. Reading Jesus by Rev. Vance L. Toivone. more »»

Mike’s Meanderings

August 22, 2009 I had a little feedback from a story that ran in Friday’s Daily News when I said that “what was on the verge of an angry mob” turned out to give their opinion about health-care reform. more »»

Mike's Meanderings

May 13, 2009 t has been my privilege to know a very motivated and talented group of young men over the past four months. They’re experts in construction, farming, electric circuitry and mechanic. more »»

Mike's Meanderings

May 7, 2009 For quite some time, I’ve been pondering an issue that seems particularly perplexing. It’s the blatant unconstitutionality of the minimum 21 drinking age. more »»

Mike’s Meanderings

May 6, 2009 About two years ago, the City of Estherville stepped forward to improve the condition of existing housing in the south-central portion of the community by applying for a housing rehabilitation grant. more »»

Mike’s Meanderings

April 16, 2009 "Where were our local government officials?” one person asked. “I don’t know,” said anothe. more »»

Annie’s Project is for farm partners

February 24, 2009 arm women and those involved in ag business have an unique opportunity to be involved in Annie’s Project. The nationally recognized, six-part program is coming to Emmet County in March. more »»

Hail to the Chief(s)

February 21, 2009 Does anybody have a clue what Sunday is? If you need a few hints, then you must be told or reminded that Fe. more »»

Mike's Meanderings

January 5, 2009 While Iowa is faring generally somewhat better than the rest of the country right now, a person would be a blamed fool to say times aren’t tough. more »»

Good riddance 2008. Hello 2009!

December 31, 2008 ow is the time to pause and reflect. more »»

A moment with Mary Ann

December 9, 2008 Common interests are what married couples enjoy in order to spend time spend together. At times the wife and the husband may enjoy the same hobby, pastime, game, movie sport or music. more »»

‘Amber waves of grain’ – America’s goodness

November 4, 2008 There is something to be said about the beauty and goodness that surrounds wholesome living in Iowa, especially in the autumn. more »»

Strengthening Families

September 16, 2008 If we were asked what we wish for our children, I believe many of us would reply to help our children be successful. more »»

Mike's Meanderings

September 11, 2008 National Punctuation Day is Sept. 24. Now you might wonder why I chose this topic for a column. Well, I thought of a couple good reason. more »»

 
 
 

 

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