James Glaser

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Weekend Column December 25, 2011: How Do You Tell It Is Christmas

Weekend Column November 25, 2011: The Day After Turkey Day

Weekend Column October 28, 2011: Southern Living

Weekend Column September 30, 2011: Do It Now

Weekend Column September 10, 2011: Nobody Seems Excited

Weekend Column August 5, 2011: Priorities

Weekend Column June 10, 2011: Having Fun

Weekend Column May 14, 2011: I Think My Wallet Has a Hole In It

Weekend Column May 6, 2011: Life Is Pretty Normal In Madison, Florida

Weekend Column April 22, 2011: Big City, Small Town

Weekend Column April 15, 2011: Becoming A Homebody

Weekend Column April 8, 2011: Still Plugging Away

Weekend Column Monday April 4, 2011: Friday's Column On Monday
Or
What An Exhausting Way To Make Money

Weekend Column March 25, 2011: Still We Are Moving

Weekend Column March 18, 2011: I Thought I Was Young Again

Weekend Column March 11, 2011: Into The Heart of The South

Weekend Column March 4, 2011: Now Here Is Something Nice

Weekend Column February 25, 2011: It Is Almost Here

Weekend Column February 18, 2011: Things Are About The Same

Weekend Column February 11, 2011: The South Has Ruined Me

Weekend Column February 4, 2011: Quiet

Weekend Column January 28, 2011: Small Towns

Weekend Column January 22, 2011: Don't Answer That Phone!

Weekend Column January 14, 2011: Prices Seem To Be Skyrocketing

Weekend Column December 25, 2010: Christmas Greetings

Weekend Column December 17, 2010: Life Is Good

Weekend Column December 11, 2010: Blizzard In Minnesota and Snow In Alabama

Weekend Column December 3, 2010: What a Great Time of Year

Weekend Column November 19, 2010: Sick is Sick

Weekend Column November 12, 2010: Meeting Some Good Ol' Boys

Weekend Column October 30, 2010: It is Lighter Longer, In The South

Weekend Column October 8, 2010: Old Sweat Shirts and Torn Blue Jeans

Weekend Column September 25, 2010: I Saw The Face Of Southern Racism, and It Wasn't White

Weekend Column September 3, 2010: So Much To Do

Weekend Column August 13, 2010: Something Nice In the South

Weekend Column August 6, 2010: Times Change

Weekend Column July 30, 2010: Women—North and South

Weekend Column July 16, 2010: Building In The South With Too Many Inspections

A Long Trip Up and A Long Trip Back
or
Looking Forward To That Vim and Vigor

Weekend Column June 18, 2010: They Want Everybody's Job

Weekend Column June 11, 2010: Stifling the Economy

Weekend Column June 5, 2010: Southern Private Medical Facilities

Weekend Column May 29, 2010: Memorial Day Weekend 2010

Weekend Column May 21, 2010: Political Choices

Weekend Column May 14, 2010: Being Poor

Weekend Column May 7, 2010: Things Aren't All That Different Down Here

Weekend Column April 30, 2010: Things Sure Are Looking Up

Weekend Column April 23, 2010: Sometimes Things Work Out for The Best

Weekend Column April 16, 2010: Gardeners Have No Patience

Weekend Column April 10, 2010: Jumping Right Into Summer

Weekend Column March 27, 2010: Settling In

Weekend Column March 19, 2010: Times Are Tough - What Do You Do?

Weekend Column March 12, 2010: Playing In The Dirt

Weekend Column March 6, 2010: Morning Joe

Weekend Column February 26, 2010: Going To The Beach

Weekend Column February 19, 2010: Atlanta, Georgia

Weekend Column February 12, 2010: A Quandary

Weekend Column February 5, 2010: Ambition Is Expensive

Weekend Column January 22, 2010: It Just Slips Through My Fingers

Weekend Column January 15, 2010: Something Missing In Southern Homes

Weekend Column January 8, 2010: I Am An Orphan Now

Weekend Column December 25, 2009: Southern Gentility

Weekend Column December 18, 2009: Being a Guy, North or South

Weekend Column December 11, 2009: I'm Not A Republican, I'm A Conservative

Weekend Column December 4, 2009: On The Move Again

Weekend Column October 20, 2009: Perfect, Just Perfect

Weekend Column October 2, 2009: No End In Sight

Weekend Column September 4, 2009: The Barber Shop

Weekend Column August 29, 2009: It's Rough Being Poor

Weekend Column August 21, 2009: Wonderful Day

Weekend Column August 1, 2009: Hot and Humid

Weekend Column August 1, 2009: I Have Found It!

Weekend Column July 24, 2009: It Is Not Going Away

Weekend Column July 17, 2009: Some Things You Only Find When You Move

Weekend Column July 10, 2009: Wanda and James Stimulate the Economy

Weekend Column July 3, 2009: Worry

Weekend Column June 19, 2009: Small Town in the South

Weekend Column June 12, 2009: I Tell You, It's the Heat

Weekend Column June 5, 2009: Business Are Failing

Weekend Column May 30, 2009: Home Buying

Weekend Column May 22, 2009: The South is Hurting Too

Weekend Column May 8, 2009: They Do Things Different Down Here

Weekend Column May 1, 2009: Not Only A City Problem

Weekend Column April 24, 2009: It's Getting Hot Down Here

Weekend Column April 17, 2009: Politics In North Florida

Weekend Column April 10, 2009: Canned Goods and Ammunition

Weekend Column April 3, 2009: Letters

Weekend Column March 27, 2009: Not Everything is Pretty

Weekend Column March 20, 2009: A Tallahassee Tea Party

Weekend Column March 13, 2009: It Is Still The Same... It's Tax Time

Weekend Column March 6, 2009: Fear?

Weekend Column February 27, 2009: No Internet

Weekend Column February 20, 2009: Schools and the Poor, Obama Needs At Least One More Plan

Weekend Column February 13, 2009: What Would General Jo Shelby or "Stonewall" Jackson Say?

Weekend Column January 16, 2009: They Are Here

Weekend Column January 9, 2009: Slowing It Down

Weekend Column January 2, 2009: Feeling Blessed In Tallahassee

Weekend Column December 19, 2008: "Work"

Weekend Column December 12, 2008: Every Floridians Duty

Weekend Column December 5, 2008: We Are In Trouble

Weekend Column November 28, 2008: Game Day

Weekend Column November 21, 2008: Any Day Now

Weekend Column November 14, 2008: Happy Sad

Weekend Column November 7, 2008: Sick In The South

Weekend Column October 31, 2008: I Found Nanook, and He Now Lives In North Florida

Weekend Column October 24, 2008: Duck Hunting Season

Weekend Column October 17, 2008: Guys Will Be Guys

Weekend Column October 3, 2008: The South Is Full of Surprises

Weekend Column September 26, 2008: Not Looking Good

Weekend Column September 12, 2008: Maybe A Glimpse Of Our Future

Weekend Column September 5, 2008: Women at Work

Weekend Column August 29, 2008: And Then The Rains Came

Weekend Column August 9, 2008: VACATION

Weekend Column August 1, 2008: Art Shows

Weekend Column July 25, 2008: I'm Getting Used To It

Weekend Column July 18, 2008: I Still Don't Understand

Weekend Column July 11, 2008: I Have A Lot To Learn

Weekend Column June 20, 2008: Whites Voting For A Black Man?

Weekend Column June 13, 2008: Nobody Told Me About The Rain

Weekend Column June 6, 2008: Some Things Stay The Same

Weekend Column May 30, 2008: Slowing Down In the South

Weekend Column May 23, 2008: Tallahassee Is Fun

Weekend Column May 16, 2008: Cutting Across The State

Weekend Column May 9, 2008: Getting Ready For Summer

Weekend Column April 25, 2008: Exploring Can Be Dangerous

Weekend Column April 14, 2008: Yes Ma'am

Weekend Column March 28, 2008: Adapting To The South

Weekend Column March 14, 2008: Getting Back Into the Swing of Things

Weekend Column February 22, 2008: Cell Phones in the South

Weekend Column February 8, 2008: Big City In The South

Weekend Column February 1, 2008: Selling Art In The South

Weekend Column January 25, 2008: Working in the 21st Century

Weekend Column January 11, 2008: Politics North and South

Weekend Column January 4, 2008: Baby It's Cold Outside

Weekend Column December 21, 2007: Debit or Credit?

Weekend Column November 30, 2007: Almost Perfect

Weekend Column November 24, 2007: Who Are You Going To Trust?

Weekend Column November 16, 2007: Capitalism, Not as Fun Anymore

Weekend Column October 12, 2007: Fear Just Below the Surface

Weekend Column October 5, 2007: Styling

Weekend Column September 28, 2007: "I Can't Hear You"

Weekend Column September 22, 2007: Race in the South

Weekend Column September 14, 2007: Harder to Lose Weight in the South

Weekend Column September 7, 2007: I Swear, It Reached Right Out and Grabbed Me

Weekend Column August 31, 2007: No Way Is This the Land of the Free

Weekend Column July 13, 2007: It Is Too Hot To Work

Weekend Column July 6, 2007: A Stroll Down Into Redneck Country

Weekend Column June 29, 2007: The Summer Cold Season

Weekend Column June 22, 2007: Conference of the Lambs

Weekend Column June 9, 2007: Hot and Humid

Weekend Column June 1, 2007: Driving North in the South and and "Restoring the Republic"—The Conference

Weekend Column May 25, 2007: Something Really Good

Weekend Column May 18, 2007: Praying for Money

Weekend Column May 4, 2007: One Thing Never Changes

Weekend Column April 27, 2007: Life in a Big Southern City

Weekend Column April 20, 2007: Southern Hospitality

Weekend Column April 13, 2007: Language and Land

Weekend Column April 6, 2007: Yes, They Are Still Out There

Weekend Column March 30, 2007: It Really is Different Down Here

Weekend Column March 9, 2007: Small Towns in the South

Weekend Column March 2, 2007: Rich and Poor in the South

Weekend Column February 23, 2007: Driving in the South

Weekend Column February 17, 2007: The Three Hour Meal

Weekend Column February 9, 2007: Big and Small

Weekend Column February 2, 2007: Hardware Stores

Weekend Column January 26, 2007: Southern Dialects

Weekend Column January 19, 2007: My Kind of Winter

Weekend Column January 12, 2007: America Claims to Be A Christian Country

Weekend Column December 30, 2006: So What's the Rush?

Weekend Column December 22, 2006: Christmas Weekend—Saint Augustine by Way of Pensacola

Weekend Column December 16, 2006: Not Quite as Sick as a Dog

Weekend Column December 1, 2006: Sold My House

Weekend Column November 17, 2006: Buying a New Vehicle

Weekend Column October 13, 2006: "It Was Time"

Weekend Column October 6, 2006: This is Florida

Weekend Column September 29, 2006: Some Things Stay the Same

Weekend Column September 22, 2006: Football in the South

Weekend Column September 15, 2006: We Work For Them

Weekend Column September 8, 2006: The Lure of Florida Starts Again

Weekend Column September 1, 2006: The Unexpected

Weekend Column August 26, 2006: Fried Chitterlings and Hog Maws

Weekend Column August 18, 2006: Where are the Children?

Weekend Column August 11, 2006: Out of Gas

Weekend Column July 21, 2006: Handling the Heat

Weekend Column July 21, 2006: Looking for a Little Help

Weekend Column July 14, 2006: Southern Hospitality

Weekend Column July 7, 2006: Back In The Heat

Weekend Column May 19, 2006: Falling Into A Routine

Weekend Column May 13, 2006: "You Better Slow Down Boy"

Weekend Column May 6, 2006: Exhausted

Weekend Column April 28, 2006: Four Shirt Day

Weekend Column April 21, 2006: The Heat is On

Weekend Column April 14, 2006: Florida Weather Can Be Boring

Weekend Column April 7, 2006: Hospitals and Worry

Weekend Column March 31, 2006: Yes, I Am Learning

Weekend Column March 24, 2006: What To Plant?

Weekend Column March 17, 2006: Back to Spring

Weekend Column March 10, 2006: A City Without Students

Weekend Column March 3, 2006: Not Exactly a Farm Auction

Weekend Column February 24, 2006: Getting in Shape

Weekend Column February 17, 2006: Southern Veterans

Weekend Column February 3, 2006: Life in the South

Weekend Column January 6, 2006: Crime in the City

Weekend Column January 6, 2006: Living the Winter in the South

Weekend Column January 6, 2006: The South Wears Its Poor On Its Sleeve

Weekend Column December 30, 2005: End of the Year in a Different Place

Weekend Column December 23, 2005: Christmas in the Southland

Weekend Column December 16, 2005: It Is Going To Be A Warm Christmas

Weekend Column December 2, 2005: “Look At All The Cup Hoders”

Weekend Column November 18, 2005: The South Is Changing

Weekend Column November 11, 2005: Veterans' Day in the South

Weekend Column November 4, 2005: High Heat in the South

Weekend Column October 28, 2005: Working in a New Town

Weekend Column October 21, 2005: Things Are Different Down Here

Weekend Column October 8, 2005: Through the Heartland

Weekend Column September 30, 2005: Last Weekend

Weekend Column September 16, 2005: I Guess Even A Puppet Will Yank On Its String Some Times / Bush in the Devastation Zone / Making A Turn-Around Trip

Weekend Column September 10, 2005: They Are Still Pouring In

Weekend Column August 26, 2005: My House Echoes Now

Weekend Column August 19, 2005: Auction Time Is Here

Weekend Column August 12, 2005: The County Fair

Weekend Column August 5, 2005: Steady Job

Weekend Column July 29, 2005: Getting Back to Normal

Weekend Column July 22, 2005: First Tomato

Weekend Column July 15, 2005: Extreme Heat

Weekend Column July 1, 2005: The Feast of the Dancing Chickens

Weekend Column July 1, 2005: "Thanks for Evangelizing Me"

Weekend Column June 24, 2005: No Alectrics

Weekend Column June 17, 2005: Loon Calls

Weekend Column June 10, 2005: Picking up the Pace

Weekend Column June 3, 2005: The Good Life

Weekend Column May 27, 2005: Memorial Day Weekend

Weekend Column May 20, 2005: Summer Jobs

Weekend Column May 13, 2005: Avid Fishermen

Weekend Column May 6, 2005: A Long and Short Year

Weekend Column April 29, 2005: Unpacking

Weekend Column April 1, 2005: Trust... A Tribute to Michael Schiavo

Weekend Column (March 25, 2005): Running Water

Weekend Column (March 18, 2005): Happy Animal Tracks

Weekend Column (March 11, 2005): The Mall of America

Weekend Column (March 4, 2005): Thinking of Spring

Weekend Column (February 25, 2005): Fixing Up The Old Truck

Weekend Column (February 18, 2005): Man is It Cold Again

Weekend Column (February 11, 2005): Making it Through the Winter

Weekend Column (February 4, 2005): Almost Spring?

Weekend Column (January 28, 2005): Trudging Along Through the Winter

Weekend Column (January 21, 2005): The Inaugural and Up North

Weekend Column (January 14, 2005): Why Live in the Northland?

Weekend Column (January 7, 2005): Really in the Deep Freeze, With Visitors Too

Weekend Column (December 31, 2004): Christmas and New Year in One

Weekend Column (December 24, 2004): "O Prince of Peace Whose Promised Birth the Angles Sang with Peace on Earth"

Weekend Column (December 17, 2004): Ice Storms, Classical Music, and Cats

Weekend Column (December 10, 2004): The Long Stretch of Winter

Weekend Column (December 3, 2004): Beans and Corn Bread

Weekend Column (November 26, 2004): Everything Was All Right, For a Minute

Weekend Column (November 19, 2004): Last Days of Fall

Weekend Column (November 12, 2004): Whitney's Wedding and the Aurora Borealis

Weekend Column (October 29, 2004): Blue Skies and Gray Skies

Weekend Column (October 22, 2004): Here Come the Guns

Weekend Column (October 15, 2004): What Is Good In America?

Weekend Column (October 8, 2004): Everyone is Getting Ready

Weekend Column (September 24, 2004): Fall is in the Air

Weekend Column (September 18, 2004): Some Times You Have No Choice

Weekend Column (September 10, 2004): Fanny Footloose and the Superior Gay Pride Parade

Weekend Column (September 3, 2004): Starting out Kind of New

Weekend Column (August 27, 2004): A Community Thank You

Weekend Column (August 20, 2004): Early Frost?

Weekend Column (August 13, 2004): A Bear Day

Weekend Column (August 8, 2004): —a Day Late

Weekend Column (July 2, 2004): Summer Is Really the Best Season

Weekend Column (June 25, 2004): Summer is in a Holding Pattern

Weekend Column (June 18, 2004): Down To the Big City

Weekend Column (June 11, 2004): Growth Spurt

Weekend Column (June 5, 2004): I Have No Patience

Friday's Weekend Column (May 28, 2004): Sad and Humorous at the Same Time

Friday's Weekend Column (May 21, 2004): Love Letters

Friday's Weekend Column (May 14, 2004): Carbohydrate Barrage

Friday's Weekend Column (May 7, 2004): Tough Women In The Northland

Friday's Weekend Column (April 30, 2004): A Touch of Summer Heat

Friday's Weekend Column (April 23, 2004): Hard Choice

Friday's Weekend Column (April 16, 2004): Protecting Ourselves

Friday's Weekend Column (April 9, 2004): Let Nature Wash Your Stress Away

Friday's Weekend Column (April 2, 2004): Mother Nature, You are Such a Tease

Friday's Weekend Column (March 19, 2004): I Am Telling You It Is Spring

Friday's Weekend Column (March 12, 2004): Our Memorial Arboretum

Friday's Weekend Column (March 5, 2004): Peace and Quiet in the Northwoods

Friday's Weekend Column (February 27, 2004): The Northland Wakes Up

Friday's Weekend Column (February 20, 2004): Over the Winter Hump

Friday's Weekend Column (February 13, 2004): It Is Going to Be a Long War

Friday's Weekend Column (February 6, 2004): It Is Downright Balmy Out

Friday's Weekend Column (January 30, 2004): This Says It All, High Today -20degrees

Friday's Weekend Column (January 23, 2004): What Do You Do, At Twenty Below Zero?

Friday's Weekend Column (January 16, 2004): Saint Cloud Veterans Medical Center

Friday's Weekend Column (January 9, 2004): All Alone In The Deep Freeze

Friday's Weekend Column (December 19, 2003): Good Government

Friday's Weekend Column (December 12, 2003): Bitter Cold

Friday's Weekend Column (December 5, 2003): A Final Tribute

Friday's Weekend Column (November 28, 2003): A Request From Some Veterans

Friday's Weekend Column (November 21, 2003): The Worst Job In The World

Friday's Weekend Column (November 14, 2003): The Hunt Goes On

Friday's Weekend Column (November 7, 2003): The Cold Has Hit

Friday's Weekend Column (October 31, 2003): Snow!

Friday's Weekend Column (October 24, 2003): A Trip To The Veterans Hospital

Friday's Weekend Column (October 17, 2003): Man Its Cold In The Morning

Friday's Weekend Column (October 10, 2003): Protecting Public Lands Forever

Friday's Weekend Column (October 3, 2003): Appointment at the VA

Friday's Weekend Column (September 26, 2003): Winning Teams

Friday's Weekend Column (September 19, 2003): Harvest Time

Friday's Weekend Column (September 12, 2003): The Northland Remembers, Kind Of

Friday's Weekend Column (September 5, 2003): Raising Money

Friday's Weekend Column (August 29, 2003): The Garbage Sportsman Come North

Friday's Weekend Column (August 22, 2003): Eat Your Vegetables Jimmy

Friday's Weekend Column (August 15, 2003): Eighty Nine Floats In A Parade

Friday's Weekend Column (August 8, 2003): Too Many People

Friday's Weekend Column (August 1, 2003): Wanted, Crowds Of White People

Friday's Weekend Column (July 25, 2003): Some Christians Have Dirty Minds

Friday's Weekend Column (July 18, 2003): Get Out The Bug Spray

Friday's Weekend Column (July 11, 2003): Weekend Events

Friday's Weekend Column (July 4, 2003): The 4th of July

Friday's Weekend Column (June 27, 2003): Enough With The Rain

Friday's Weekend Column (June 20, 2003): Summer, And It Is Beautiful

Friday's Weekend Column (June 13, 2003): Not Having Money Can Be A Good Thing

Friday's Weekend Column (June 6, 2003): Stopping To Smell The Flowers

Friday's Weekend Column (May 30, 2003): Turtle Crossing Time

Friday's Weekend Column (May 23, 2003): Memorial Day Weekend

Friday's Weekend Column (May 16, 2003): Cowslips And Blossoms

Friday's Weekend Column (May 9, 2003): Dry Spring / Hard Times

Friday's Weekend Column (May 2, 2003): The Best Time Of Year

Friday's Weekend Column (April 25, 2003): We Turned On The Sound

Friday's Weekend Column (April 18, 2003): Mother Nature Can Be One Mean Woman

Friday's Weekend Column (April 11, 2003): Spring Is In The Air

Friday's Weekend Column (April 4, 2003): Northland Conspiracy

Friday's Weekend Column (March 28, 2003): When Will Winter End?

Friday's Weekend Column (March 21, 2003): Can't Get Away From The War

Friday's Weekend Column (March 14, 2003): "Glaser's Minnesota Poll"

Friday's Weekend Column (March 7, 2003): A Cold March For Peace

Friday's Weekend Column (February 28, 2003): A Sure Sign Of Spring

Friday's Weekend Column (February 21, 2003): Things Are Different Up Here

Friday's Weekend Column (February 14, 2003): Valentines Day

Friday's Weekend Column (February 7, 2003): Good Thing It Is Friday

Friday's Weekend Column (January 31, 2003): A Bad Week All Around

Friday's Weekend Column (January 24, 2003): Those Retired In The Northland

Friday's Weekend Column (January 17, 2003): Brrrrrrrr It Is Cold

Friday's Weekend Column (January 10, 2003): Buying American

Friday's Weekend Column (January 3, 2003): Did We Really Spend That Much?

Friday's Weekend Column (December 27, 2002): It Is Over

Friday's Weekend Column (December 20, 2002): Yes, We Are Ready

Friday's Weekend Column (December 13, 2002): Learning From The Elders

Friday's Weekend Column (December 6, 2002): They Are Here

Friday's Weekend Column (November 29, 2002): It's Making Ice Now!

Friday's Weekend Column (November 22, 2002): The Holidays Are Almost Here

Friday's Weekend Column (November 15, 2002): Frozen Lakes

Friday's Weekend Column (November 8, 2002): The Pigs Are Bacon

Friday's Weekend Column (November 1, 2002): "This Little Piggy Went To Market"

Friday's Weekend Column (October 11, 2002): Fall Is Here

Friday's Weekend Column: September 27, 2002

Linda's Rolls

Once A Marine, Always A Marine

Memorial Day 2002

Over 58,000 Americans Died in Vietnam, But How Many Really Lost Their Lives?

The Anthropological Study of the Pig Buying of the Midwest

The Only Time I Saw Him Cry







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