Jeff Hage

Memory. It’s a funny thing. Take remembering epic events in your life, for example. There’s hardly a person who was alive in November 1963, who doesn’t remember where they were when John F. Kennedy was shot. I wouldn’t be born for about another three weeks, so I don’t remember the JFK shooting. But I do [...]

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I’ve always wondered why I have no need for an alarm clock. When I intend to get up at 5 a.m. like I did Tuesday because it was newspaper production day, I found myself rising at 4:56. That pattern repeats itself on weekdays, weekends, holidays and even on vacations. I’ve even had a prescription for [...]

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Mad. I was steaming mad. As I drove my rented Dodge Caliber down the streets of Key West, Fla., a few weeks ago, I was getting crazy stares. While some people gave me weird looks, others shared hand motions. It took me a few blocks to figure out their attention was geared to my rear [...]

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Twenty-five years ago Skip Harmon left the U.S. Air Force after 21 years of service. Twenty-one years of military service was quite a career. But Harmon had a feeling deep down inside that it was time to move on to new endeavors. He had no idea what he might do as he transitioned into a [...]

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I had to laugh at my own absurdity last week during a four-minute wait at a fast-food drive-thru. I caught myself rolling my eyes at the delay and considering a different, readily available menu item, one that wouldn’t require me to pull to the side for four minutes. Instead I waited, and in doing so [...]

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December 12 was like any other day for Jeff Alley of Princeton. He put in a hard day’s work driving a truck as he hauled timber from a harvesting area to a paper mill in Two Harbors. After Alley’s last delivery of the day, he got in his pickup and drove into the woods to [...]

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I’ve long believed that anyone who eats in restaurants should be required to work in one. The restaurant industry — and the world, for that matter — would be a better place if everyone perusing a menu knew what it means and how it feels to be “triple sat” while “in the weeds” just after [...]

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