Estherville Newshttp://www.esthervillenews.net/page/category.detail/nav/5001/Local Columnsen-usThu, 23 Nov 2017 20:41:03 EDTThu, 23 Nov 2017 20:41:03 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss#MeToohttp://www.esthervillenews.net/page/content.detail/id/533807.htmlIt took me all week so far to write this column, because I was trying to avoid this particular topic. My bosses tell me they'd like it if there was more happy content in our newspaper.Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDTThe gift of a mentorhttp://www.esthervillenews.net/page/content.detail/id/533795.htmlAccording to the Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring, the movies bring many examples of great, heroic mentoring. "Yoda and Luke Skywalker. Coach Bombay and the Mighty Ducks. Professor Dumbledore and Harry Potte.Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDTWhat's the good word?http://www.esthervillenews.net/page/content.detail/id/533808.htmlI think here in the newsroom, we too often become bogged down in the things we must do. Our job is foremost to attend governmental meetings to help them remain transparent to the public.Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDTSmart: inside and outhttp://www.esthervillenews.net/page/content.detail/id/533796.htmlIf you're my age or older, you probably remember the scene in "A League of Her Own" in which Tom Hanks as manager of a World War II era women's baseball team yells at a sobbing player, "There's no crying in baseball!"? I recently covered an event...Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDTYour one wild & precious lifehttp://www.esthervillenews.net/page/content.detail/id/533809.htmlThe Summer Day Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean- the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, who is moving her jaws back...Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT