Letter to Dave

Over the past eight years, I have written amonthly letter to my brother Dave and used it for that week's column. Dave is an older brother and lives with his wife in Carrington, North Dakota. He has been a mechanic over thirty years and most of those years has been as a service manager for … Continue reading Letter to Dave

Pastor Brekke

I recently received an email from Dan Brekke who lives in Berkeley, California. Mr. Brekke found a picture of his grandfather, Pastor Sjur Brekke, seated with the 1923 confirmation class of Zion Lutheran church on the Viking, Minnesota website. Brekke’s email is the story of how his grandfather emigrated from Norway to Chicago and eventually … Continue reading Pastor Brekke

A Greener Shade of Satisfaction

A counter-culture of sorts has been growing from behind the frost covered windows of garages and shops across the country. People, craving a youth that included many brands of snowmobiles, have stepped from their poorly lit work benches and into the glare of sunlight rebounding from frozen snow through the windshield of a vintage snowmobile. … Continue reading A Greener Shade of Satisfaction