January 29th, 2021 by Gary Osberg

“Happiness is, a warm puppy”. Charles Schulz.    “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”. The Constitution of the United States of America. In the February 27, 2006 issue of The New Yorker there was an article on pursuing happiness. It turns out that by nature we have been hardwired to emphasize the negative. Survival […]

January 22nd, 2021 by Gary Osberg

54 years ago today, KSJR 90.1 first broadcast from the third floor of Wimmer Hall on the campus of St. John’s University. The first words uttered by engineer Dan Rieder were, “Heed my words, Earth People. You have 10 minutes to live.” The first concert aired was a pre-recorded concert by the Cleveland Orchestra. What […]

January 15th, 2021 by Gary Osberg

When the family moved from St. Louis Park to Upsala in October of 1956, one benefit was that I did get out of having to do “detention” at Park Junior High school. My rebellious nature had already kicked in. That fall I started hanging out with other “town kids”. The Upsala school population was divided […]

January 8th, 2021 by Gary Osberg

I was an army brat.  Dad served in the navy during the war and later he joined the army. In 1950 he was a Sergeant in the 5th Army stationed in Vienna.  As “dependents” we were housed in an apartment building that was quite nice, 41 Gregor Mendel Strasse.  There were two marble faced fireplaces and a […]

January 1st, 2021 by Gary Osberg

I celebrated my tenth birthday on a ship crossing the Atlantic Ocean. My mother and her four children were returning from a stint as a US Army Dependent Family stationed in Vienna, Austria. Dad was in the Fifth Army.  He and the family dog, Mickey, got to fly home later.  When he arrived in Upsala […]