Derrick Knutson

A couple of friends of mine recently move to Florida, and they post photos online of 80-degree days on the beach, while it’s like 8 degrees and snowing here. And here I am, after getting some exercise lifting weights inside or running on our treadmill, thinking, “What should I do with the rest of my […]

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The 150-piece bag of candy we bought from CostCo about a week prior to Halloween seemed like a good purchase at the time. Buying in bulk appeared to make sense; it was cost-effective, and we wouldn’t have to worry about running out of candy, like we almost did last year when we got 50-plus trick-or-treaters […]

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All right, I know this is the third column in five weeks about our dog, but he is truly entertaining. Well, I guess this column isn’t so much about our nearly 4-month-old corgi, Russell, as it is about the whole “dog owner culture” in general. Before last weekend, Russell had only met a few other […]

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There I was on Sunday, sitting on a tarp in the middle of our backyard, scooping up landscaping rocks by the handful and placing them in a 5-gallon bucket. I never thought I’d be one of those people doing seemingly nutty things for his dog, but that mindset went by the wayside when I realized […]

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It’s interesting what Google fills in when you start typing a phrase into the website’s search bar. The other day I began with this: “Why do squirrels,” and Google filled in “hate me?” Google, and other search engines like it, offer a list of popular matches when people start to search for information. Apparently a […]

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As I’m writing this column, there’s an 8-week-old sleeping on the linoleum in our kitchen. I should probably specify that it’s an 8-week-old dog so people don’t think we have a newborn that we just leave on the kitchen floor. His name is Russell, and he’s a corgi. Right now, he kind of looks like […]

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