Tracy Briggs is a former TV anchor/radio host currently working as a features writer and video host for Forum Communications.
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FARGO — There are a lot of things to like about fall — the colorful leaves, the crisp air and pumpkin spice lattes. This year, I'm adding this appetizer to my list of favorite fall finds. Pretzel bites with beer cheese dip feels like Oktoberfest in Germany (or maybe just a sweatpants-wearing Sunday afternoon watching the Vikings). We're talking serious yum here.
FARGO — In her 2006 book, "I Feel Bad About My Neck and Other Thoughts on Being a Woman," director and screenwriter Nora Ephron wrote, "When your children are teenagers, it's important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you." I didn't get that back in 2006 when my kids were little. I do now. Most days, when I get home from work, the dog rushes to the door, shoe in mouth, with a Christmas-morning look in her eyes, practically barking, "Mom, I never thought I'd see you again!"
MOORHEAD, Minn. — I have a lovely co-worker named Hillary Sorenson who keeps me on my toes. In addition to her job as a content producer for Forum Content Studios, she's also been an NASM certified personal trainer for four years. She recently designed a workout plan for me that will (I hope) counteract the fact that I make (and thus eat) too many darn cupcakes for The Great Indoors.
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).