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March 10, 2015
Evan Hazard: Stale gag, superb music
Many of you would agree that Bemidji’s greatest cultural coup in the last decade was landing Dr. Beverly Everett. Beverly has brought much good music our way, and brought the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra (BSO) to a level of performance that is incredible for a largely volunteer ensemble. But...
March 10, 2015 - 1:01am
February 26, 2015
Northland Stargazing: Open clusters, saints' days, and the vernal equinox
Daylight savings time starts March 8. "Spring ahead, Fall back:" set your clocks ahead one hour the night before. Nothing of note happens this Sunday, but it is St. David's Day. David is patron saint of Wales, and I'm in trouble with some readers if I don't mention that. March...
February 26, 2015 - 11:56pm
February 9, 2015
Evan Hazard: A British double agent who could hold his liquor
Elaine and I last visited the “Big Apple,” or New York City, in late ’02, arriving from overseas soon after Christmas. We stayed a couple of nights, but I never wrote about the visit. So why do I still subscribe to “The New Yorker” when I’ve not been to NYC in 12 years...
February 9, 2015 - 10:07pm
December 8, 2014
Evan Hazard: How can we learn what people believe?
Fridays, the Pioneer’s Faith page often features Terry Mattingly’s “Religion” column. Raised a Southern Baptist, Mattingly is now an Eastern Orthodox Christian, but his columns are not specifically sectarian. He does, however, usually concentrate on Christian topics, rather...
December 8, 2014 - 9:40pm
November 10, 2014
Evan Hazard: Then we bought a new ’03 Prius
From a Sept. 23 ‘03 e-mail to our kids: “Here’s what happened. Elaine packed a lunch just before noon, and left in the Corolla to deliver two homemade ‘pumpkin’ (winter squash, really) pies to the United Church (BUMC) for its annual Harvest Dinner, then go to the Rehab...
November 10, 2014 - 10:14pm
October 14, 2014
Evan Hazard: Critter sightings, mostly from the patio
Supped on the patio Sept. 3, perhaps the second time this year I ate all three meals out there.* I’d have breakfasted inside if I’d been up at a respectable hour, but slept in, then made tea, and worked on the laptop before eating. It was 70degrees out when I finally ate just...
October 14, 2014 - 12:09am
September 8, 2014
Evan Hazard: Verbal harassment in dreamland
I wrote you about “daymares” in May 2012. Of course, I also dream at night, sometime pleasantly and sometimes not, but seem to have more memorable dreams during afternoon naps. Rarely do I get here soon enough to record many details. A well known literary description of a nightmare...
September 8, 2014 - 10:18pm
August 12, 2014
Evan Hazard: ‘. . . on a rainy Sunday afternoon’
Now in his ninth decade, this prof has witnessed many scientific changes. For me, the most notable have been our learning the structure and operation of DNA molecules, and that plate tectonics has driven continental drift for eons, planetary systems are common, and our 13 billion...
August 12, 2014 - 12:07am
July 7, 2014
Evan Hazard: The altos (et al.) that bloom in the spring
The annual spring concert of the Bemidji Chorale was Sunday May 18 at 7 pm. At 6:40 there were still several empty seats in the middle of the front row of BSU’s, Hobson Union Ballroom. It was close to standing room only when the concert started. My seat put me right behind conductor...
July 7, 2014 - 11:53pm
June 9, 2014
Evan Hazard: ‘. . . dependable, prompt, and reliable,’ but forgetful
At the end of spring semester at BSU, departments housed in Sattgast Hall hold a scholarship recognition ceremony in the building’s largest classroom to recognize students who have been awarded scholarships for the next academic year. I usually go because the faculty like to have...
June 9, 2014 - 11:42pm
May 31, 2014
Planets and bright stars in June
At 5:51 a.m., June 21, our longest day, Summer Solstice officially begins astronomical summer. Earliest sunrise is about a week earlier, latest sunset about a week later. For refreshers on why those don't all occur on June 21, type "earliest summer sunrise" in a search engine. Mosquitoes...
May 31, 2014 - 11:17pm
May 12, 2014
Evan Hazard: Conductor Dennis Russell Davies is 70
In the mid ‘50s, when we lived in and near Ann Arbor, MI Elaine and I bought season tickets to concerts at the University of Michigan’s Hill Auditorium. There we learned about chamber orchestras, and became chamber music fans. When MPR announcers noted in mid-April 2014 that...
May 12, 2014 - 11:23pm
April 8, 2014
Evan Hazard: A non-threatening visual quirk
The first time, it was daytime and I was alone. I don’t recall if it was indoors or out, or the season, and I neglected to write anything down. There was nothing else odd happening that I could relate it to. Also, it was well before 2010, because I often talked with Elaine about...
April 8, 2014 - 12:56am
March 10, 2014
Evan Hazard: The Hebrew Bible’s most difficult book: The Book of Job
My folks got “The New Yorker” and we/I have subscribed for most of our years in Bemidji. Those familiar with it know it’s not just about New York City. Its lists of events and restaurant reviews are, and some articles are, but many are about other places or general topics....
March 10, 2014 - 10:36pm
Evan Hazard: Deerwood meals and ‘Whitby Tweed’
Last you heard, I’d had my Nov. 25 appointment at University of Minnesota Hospital Dental Clinic and the “beef curry Kandy (my daughter-in-law) made when we got back to Stuart and Carol’s was fine.” Tuesday, we drove back to Deerwood, stopping en route at a Chinese restaurant...
February 10, 2014 - 11:57pm