December 29th, 2017 by Gary Osberg

About five years ago my son introduced me to the author don Miquel Ruiz. It has become one of the most important books in my library. I now read four pages every morning from “The Four Agreements”. Since I do better when I tell myself what to do than when someone else tells me what […]

December 23rd, 2017 by Gary Osberg

I trust that all is well in your village and in your cottage. One year ago yesterday I had emergency surgery to repair a hernia. I spent Christmas 2016 home alone watching “Home Alone”. During 2017, I had no health issues except a bit of the flu. In February, I will be having carpal tunnel […]

December 15th, 2017 by Gary Osberg

Ten days until Christmas. I have all of my shopping done and now I simply have to pace myself on the cookies and candy. Children love Christmas, as well they should. As with most families, some years, Christmas gifts were easy to come by and some years the budget would not allow for much. The […]

December 7th, 2017 by Gary Osberg

Christmas Eve is only two weeks from Sunday. I think that I have it covered, but I still have a couple of gifts to buy. I used to wait until Christmas Eve, but I have improved in that regard. I trust that your plans are all coming together. In 1958 I was the youngest member […]

December 1st, 2017 by Gary Osberg

It has been a tough week here on the third floor of Wimmer Hall. For the latest on Garrison Keillor simply go to I am not sure what the subject line of this Friday note will become, but as of this morning is still working. I am sure that Chris Thile will continue […]