Kerri Thoreson

Matters of the heart matter

February 11, 2020 at 5:00 am

Following coronary “events” in 2006 and 2008, which earned me four coronary stents, I began to include annual Heart Health Month reminders in this column each February.Each year I wonder if repeating the cautionary reminders is of value unt...

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Bits and pieces of local life

February 04, 2020 at 5:00 am

On Sunday morning while most people were preparing for the Super Bowl parties, Mike McLean was feeding cattle in the back pasture. The McLean Cattle Company off Greensferry is a four-generation farm and ranch on the Rathdrum Prairie. Chore...

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Super Bowl logic for amateurs

January 29, 2020 at 5:00 am

Super Bowl Sunday is a few days away and it’s been a little low key on the promotion this year. For those who no longer have a dog in the fight the last two teams standing, Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers, are up for game day fan...

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Fifty years passes in a flash

January 21, 2020 at 5:00 am

Half century, 50 years, 18,250 days ... any way you say it, it’s a long time. My fellow Vikings from Coeur d’Alene High School Class of 1970 are planning for our 50th Class Reunion the fourth weekend in July. It made me think of today’s hig...

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Tall goals for short films

January 14, 2020 at 5:00 am

I’m always attracted to stories of people following their passion.David Brubaker is a writer, director, actor and videographer who’s in the process of creating his first short film. His company, Semistupid Productions, focuses on commercial...

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Traveling light into the new year

January 08, 2020 at 5:00 am

Over the weekend I read a story from the Philadelphia Inquirer about a couple who had a novel way to deal with 45 years of overabundant “stuff” that had accumulated in their home. The couple, in their 70s, held a downsizing party, complete ...

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Focus on the river banks in 2020

December 31, 2019 at 5:00 am

“Civilization is a stream with banks. The stream is sometimes filled with blood from people killing, stealing, shouting and doing things historians usually record, while on the banks, unnoticed, people build homes, make love, raise children...

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Community helpers make a difference

December 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

Merry Christmas!Here’s to all of the public safety first responders, retail clerks, hospitality workers, delivery people, medical care providers and everyone who will be on duty today and who have spent the last week dealing with shoppers, ...

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Give the gift of kindness to all

December 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

This time of year we all wish, or pretend, that life resembles a Hallmark holiday movie. But alas, life is seldom tied so neatly in a pretty happy ending bow.The holidays do bring out the best in people ... generous hearts, helping hands an...

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Words brought to life for Christmas

December 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

In 2012 I attended an event at the Coeur d’Alene Library’s Community Room to benefit the library foundation. Bits and Pieces featured readings by Jack Bannon, Ellen Travolta, Margaret Travolta and Roger Welch. As a writer of more than a mil...

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