FARGO — Perhaps it's fitting that, in a way, it took the Dalai Lama to help Stewart Herman alleviate 46 years of frustration. But the retired Concordia College religion professor's awakening reads more like an episode of Tim "The Toolman" Taylor's "Home Improvement" than Oprah's "Super Soul Sunday." For the past two years, Herman and his wife, Linda Johnson, also a retired Concordia professor and former dean, have been remodeling a century-old Minneapolis two-story into an environmentally friendly net-zero home for the future.
FARGO — The other night as I watched Michael Phelps warm up for his first race at the Rio Olympics, I was startled by what I saw — America's greatest swimmer covered in circular purple bruises. Oh no. That poor young man must have been the victim of some freak accident — hit by fastballs from pitcher CC Sabathia during the filming of a Subway commercial or something. Or maybe he's just really bad at paintball. (I know of what I speak. I was covered in welts after my one and only try at paintball in the '90s).