Looking for Caledonia Boy for Story – Can You Help??

I don't have a lot of time to blog right now. But I am searching for something/someone and hoping you may be able to help. We had a rummage sale this past weekend. A family (5 year old boy, mom, dad and grandfather) came to the sale. We spoke with them for a few minutes…

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Rasmussen Diamonds Says Goodbye to Owners (sorta) – Patch

Below is this past Tuesday's Knowsy Neighbor. I will be pasting the whole piece below as much was edited out. But please see the version on Patch HERE and leave comments for the Sustacheks. In the year 1900, Rasmussen Jewelry opened their doors on 910 State Street. And, locally, to this day if you hear…

Walker’s Attack On Gay Rights – Patch

This is an excerpt from my latest editorial on Patch. You can read the full story HERE. Would love to hear your comments. ...As long as our own government, political and religious leaders, teachers and other authoritative figures allow, condone or make prejudicial legislation, this ignorant and fear based bigotry will never cease. Gay bullying…

How to REALLY Help Someone with Depression or Anxiety

“Just relax.” “Chill out.” “Calm down.” “You're fine.” “Cheer up.” “Don't worry.” Really? Oh thank you!! I would have never thought of that on my own. I will now proceed to so easily take your advice and get my happy on. Seriously, brilliant idea. Okay, let's be fair. One cannot be expected to know exactly…