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Rich Glennie

09/06/2017 - 7:46am
I did something recently that I said I would never do. I attended a Vikings pre-season game at U.S. Bank Stadium and rode the light rail transit to get there. Three things I swore were boondoggles. First, pre-season football is like watching paint dry. It doesn’t count and, well, it’s boring. Second, I had no intention of ever attending a game in the $1.2 billion taxpayer-subsidized playground...
08/24/2016 - 11:31am
Standing next to the precipice, all the “sidewalk superintendents” were in agreement recently. The hole was a mighty fine one. The gathering started slowly. One or two “superintendents,” all of retirement age, sagely speaking about how the job should be done and what caused the problem in the first place. Before one knew...
07/27/2016 - 3:03pm
During last week’s hot streak, I spotted a sparrow sitting on my bird feeder. In his mouth was a seed, but he was too worn out from the heat to eat it. Not far away was a squirrel, sprawled out on the tire of my son’s trailer. He was spreadeagle on the top of the tire in the shade. He looked exhausted. My oldest brother in Arizona...
07/20/2016 - 10:40am
I saw something the other day that gave me renewed hope. It involved a young girl coming to my front door one afternoon. Last week, my wife and I were watching TV when someone knocked at the door. My wife answered, and after a few moments asked me to talk to the person. It turned out to be a young girl, perhaps 9 or 10 years old, with several...
07/13/2016 - 9:45am
I scrambled outside, dodging the heavy rain, to get to my car on the street only to find out I had the wrong car key. Back I went as the heavy rains soaked through my light jacket. I managed to make it back to the car, a bit more soaked than before, and headed to last week’s Glencoe City Council meeting. When I arrived, I was greeted by...
06/29/2016 - 10:28am
I was on all fours, eyeball to eyeball with my garden weeds. With the expanded “tire” around my stomach, it was difficult to breathe, and I was perspiring profusely, but the weeds had to go. They were taking over the garden.   While I was talking at (not to) the weeds, I was thinking about the recently completed Glencoe Days...
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