I'm not sure I really want to know what the tom cat in the kitchen is thinking. It might be better to assume he's pretty happy with a pat on the head or the crunchy food in his dish. But there are times when he looks off in the distance that I'm sure he's pondering his place in the universe. And maybe he is.
Joyce Leake of Animal University hosts seminars on animal communication. She'll be in Brainerd March 9-11 at Spirit Horse Center. Her workshops are designed to teach people the basics and the complexities of animal communication.
Want to live longer? The American Heart Association (AHA) reports for every hour of regular exercise, a person gains two hours of additional life expectancy. That’s even true, the AHA notes, if you don’t start until middle age.
The good news is you don’t have to get it all in one lump. The AHA says three 10-minute periods of moderate activity are almost as beneficial to overall fitness as one 30-minute session. And just 30 minutes has proven health benefits, the AHA says.
There's nothing better than a good ghost story on Halloween. And in Ironton, the ghost provides a daily photo opportunity — as long as the sun is shining and in the right position in the sky. For the ghost hunter, it's a haunting opportunity.
Ever wanted to be able to ask your own question of the president? Thursday, Feb. 14, at 3:50 p.m., President Obama is sitting down in the Roosevelt Room in the White House for a fireside hangout.
That's an updated version of the fireside chats President Franklin Delano Roosevelt made so famous. This time the chat's are of a virtual nature and in deference to the digital world we live in — the chat is online.
If there is a break in the clouds tonight the show in the night sky will be worth a trip outside and a good reason to stay up. The longest night of the winter is matching up with a lunar eclipse as the Earth blocks the sun's rays. As the Earth's shadow is cast on the moon, the lunar body is expected to change from gray to orange or deep red as indirect sunlight passes through the Earth's atmosphere. NASA said the eclipse will last 72 minutes beginning about 12:32 a.m. With the winter solstice marking the shortest day and longest night, the moon will be high in the night sky.
Thanks to Gene, the neighborhood snow angel, the sidewalks on my block are clear and I'm able to get in and out of my driveway even after the plow goes by and dumps what I'm sure is the accumulated snow from several blocks.
Sometimes I'm convinced the snowplow driver waits until I've already cleared a path just to make sure I'm out there again with shovel in hand. But that driver doesn't know I've got a secret weapon. It's Gene.
Weather is always a great topic. Like porridge — whether it's too hot, too cold or just right — it's on everyone's lips.
The recent heat wave across the nation and in the lakes area is unusual for its unrelenting duration. And this week will make anyone a believer that it's not the heat, it's the humidity. Holy cats, even the shade provided little, albeit slightly welcome, relief. And without a decent breeze, it was SSS time — sweating standing still.
Difficult days especially for those who make their livelihoods working outside.
For moviegoers the recently announced renovations to the Movies 10 in Baxter are coming at a good time but they may be measured by what’s happening about 60 miles to the south.
The Parkwood 18 movie theater in Waite Park is in the middle of a major renovation that will change the movie-going experience.
The Marcus Theatres cinema reports it is renovating every square inch of the place. Major changes are the addition of a restaurant — the Zaffiro’s Pizzeria and Bar.