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Thoughts at 2:45 a.m. and why Buster doesn’t answer

Wednesday night, I couldn’t sleep. Buster could and he mocked me by laying down next to me on the couch and going to sleep. He’s ... Read more

7 days ago by Eric Johnson.

Dancing over the low bar of current normal

If COVID-19 has done anything else other than severely cramp our activities, it’s lowered the bar of expectation. I’m no longer surprised by those things ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Eric Johnson.

Stir crazy … not to be confused with stir fry

It’s a pretty lonely place at the Herald these days. Like so many other businesses, we are trying to work as much from home as ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Eric Johnson.

Stubbed toes and viruses

So, Friday morning got off to the bang-up start that only a stubbed toe can provide. Walking casually from the living room to the bedroom, ... Read more

1 month ago by Eric Johnson.

A person’s path is often dictated by those in their life

In 1994, aside from being much younger and better looking (not that that’s much of a milestone), I was a college student without direction. Not ... Read more

2 months ago by Eric Johnson.

Domeward bound: the story of a 13-year-old at the World Series

As we deal with the continuing effects of COVID-19 (really getting tired of typing that phrase), many of us have to come to a horrible ... Read more

2 months ago by Eric Johnson.

Finding the right Austin is a click away

Aside from the overall septic nature that is the internet, at its base it is a tool. It’s all the information you can ever want ... Read more

3 months ago by Eric Johnson.

The Wide Angle: Unfamiliar feelings of Minnesota Twins hope

To understand this column, you are going to have to know a very relevant fact and that is: Jason Baskin is probably smarter than I ... Read more

3 months ago by Eric Johnson.

An overthinker’s guide to homebrewing

Perhaps one of my biggest overall flaws — aside from all the others, so settle down and put your hands down — is that I ... Read more

3 months ago by Eric Johnson.

The Wide Angle: The rabbits are at the gates

It’s February. Of course I’m going to start thinking about my garden. I found myself drifting that way just the other day by posing a ... Read more

3 months ago by Eric Johnson.

The Wide Angle: Three years with a furry alarm clock

Earlier this week I was awoken, as usual, earlier than I wanted to be by a chirp followed by a bratty whine. Upon opening my ... Read more

4 months ago by Eric Johnson.

The Wide Angle: The mind is a funny and often dumb thing

Think about it. How many times have we walked into a kitchen, ready and intent on getting something to eat, only to forget why you ... Read more

4 months ago by Eric Johnson.

The Wide Angle: The mad science of meadery

A number of years ago, I stood in the kitchen of Kevin and Jill Jones, watching Kevin mix a new batch of home-brewed wine for ... Read more

4 months ago by Eric Johnson.

The Wide Angle: LeMar was what community sports reporting should be

Like so many, I was saddened to learn of the passing of longtime Blooming Prairie sports reporter and retired educator LeMar Nelson earlier this month. ... Read more

4 months ago by Eric Johnson.

The Wide Angle: Do I really have to do this? The holes aren’t that big

Often times in life, a person just has to step up and be an adult. Despite the overwhelming feeling of not wanting to do something, ... Read more

5 months ago by Eric Johnson.

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