November 26th, 2021 by Gary Osberg

American Public Media is the parent company of Minnesota Public Radio. This is from Wikipedia  “Giving Thanks is an American Public Media radio special that airs nationwide on Thanksgiving Day. It is hosted by John Birge. The show consists of classical music, songs, and dramatic readings all related to Thanksgiving. Although the format remains the […]

November 19th, 2021 by Gary Osberg

In 1998 Dad moved from his high rise apartment in downtown St. Paul to my house in Upsala. He had been a city fellow for most of his adult life, but he was raised in Upsala. I was working in Minneapolis as a sales manager with the Xerox agency Albinson and I was gone most […]

November 12th, 2021 by Gary Osberg

Dad served in the Pacific during World War II. Like a lot of veterans, he did not talk about it very much. After he died I found a notebook that he had written in, beginning with, “I have a closet full of regrets”. It was an unusual collection of thoughts, ending with a reference to […]

November 4th, 2021 by Gary Osberg

Years ago I met a woman whose father was a doctor in Cold Spring.  His brother was also a doctor and they would take turns covering for each other during vacations.  One year the brother and his family drove to California in their “woody” station wagon.  At the end of the first week the doctor […]