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Dave Meir

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Oh Hell No

Oh Hell No

It’s winter here in Minnesota, and it’s been a weird one so far. By this time last year, we were up to our asses in snow. This year - well, the day before yesterday, on the 15th of December - we had tornadoes. And the day before that, it was 65 degrees. Today the low...

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Rise of the Granny Grabber

Rise of the Granny Grabber

This disturbing headline recently appeared on the CBS Minnesota WCCO Website: “70-Year-Old Woman Was Drinking Tequila, Holding Fake Gun While Hanging Off I-94 Overpass” Maybe you saw this headline yourself? And maybe you wondered as I did,  “How did my mother-in-law...

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Raised By Smokers

Raised By Smokers

No doubt you’ve heard the saying, “You can pick your friends but you can’t pick your family.” And while I personally have no regrets about my family, I imagine there may be those who do.  Take for example Marina Chapman of Bradford, England. Honest to God, raised by...

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Icing on the Cake

Icing on the Cake

I am not a shopper. I am what you might refer to as a “get-in-get-it-get-out” kind of consumer. The act of wandering a store looking at popcorn poppers I have no use for, shoes I’ll never wear, or spring jackets simply because they’re on the mark-down rounder holds no...

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Rabbit Pee

Rabbit Pee

Five seconds ago, the baby was being all cute and smiley and giggly. Now he was bleeding and red-faced-screaming at the top of his six-month-old lungs. My yogurt and pretzel lunch was arguing about whether to stay in my stomach as I looked around the camera room;...

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Pee When You Can_001

I'm a big fan of the Jack Reacher books by Lee Child. And I'm guessing if you are as well then you're also a fan of the new Netflix Reacher movie...

Here’s Looking at You Kid

  Prologue Throughout the 1980s and 90s I worked as a residential real estate appraiser in southeastern Minnesota. If you’re unfamiliar, real estate...

Recent Vote Guarantees Hudsonville Michigan’s Continued Ignorance 

August 4th, 2022, marked the beginning of the end for the small-minded holier-than-thou 62 percent living in Jamestown Township/Hudsonville,...

How to Eat Lunch

Just finished packing my lunch. Besides vegetables and dip and a bag of Bing cherries, I packed a hardboiled egg and a bag of shredded chicken. Now...

07.09.22 – Billboards

The drive from Rochester to Brainerd is peppered with billboards. And as with all billboards, you'd probably agree, some stand out more than others....

07.10.22 – Home Again

Vacation is almost over. Back to the grind tomorrow. We've only been gone a week, but it's interesting how you can miss the day-to-day comforts of...

The Easter Rolex

It occurs to me, as I struggle to write the opening of this story, how ignorant I can be. I’ve come to this realization - that may have been...

Brotherly Love

My older brother Michael hasn’t beat the living crap out of me for more than 50 years now. Lucky for him. In this day and age, they’d lock him up...

The Easter Fart

ME: “Gather ‘round kids; Grandpa has a story to tell you.” OLDEST GRANDDAUGHTER: (excited) “Come on, Juniper, get over here; Grandpa’s going to tell...

Oh Hell No

It’s winter here in Minnesota, and it’s been a weird one so far. By this time last year, we were up to our asses in snow. This year - well, the day...

Rise of the Granny Grabber

This disturbing headline recently appeared on the CBS Minnesota WCCO Website: “70-Year-Old Woman Was Drinking Tequila, Holding Fake Gun While...

Raised By Smokers

No doubt you’ve heard the saying, “You can pick your friends but you can’t pick your family.” And while I personally have no regrets about my...

Icing on the Cake

I am not a shopper. I am what you might refer to as a “get-in-get-it-get-out” kind of consumer. The act of wandering a store looking at popcorn...

Rabbit Pee

Five seconds ago, the baby was being all cute and smiley and giggly. Now he was bleeding and red-faced-screaming at the top of his six-month-old...

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