Luther’s Dorr Step

I heard last week that someone from California made the trek to Minnesota to present hundreds of thousands of signatures on a petition to Target Corp. that asked for employees not to be required to work on Thanksgiving. The lady asked Target to “take the high road and save Thanksgiving for employees like me and […]

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Squirrels scurry about the yard, hiding the acorns they will dig up when the weather turns warm again. Leaves, drying out from a much-needed autumn rain last week, blow gently down the streets, streets that have witnessed the toppling of century-old trees during storms of the past two decades. And the sun, which would have […]

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Fifty years ago a crusty old sergeant in the United Sates Army, who had been through combat in World War II and the Korean War, told me that if I could complete my three-year enlistment without getting hooked on coffee or cigarettes, it would be an accomplishment. And a half century later, my thanks go […]

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It was June of 1964 and less than a year remained on my three-year enlistment in the United States Army. My father had died unexpectedly, at age 48, nine months earlier and being so young and all, Father’s Day that June came and went without too much thought on my part. Although, come to think […]

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By LUTHER DORR From Luther’s Dorr Step This column was going to be about – I’m not joking, it’s a real place – Will’s Honky Tonk, a small bar tucked away on a side street of a small Florida town. The town used to be a secret when I first came here 20 years ago […]

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By LUTHER DORR From Luther’s Dorr Step I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve gotten a quizzical look from a waitress or waiter when I answered “No” when asked if I wanted coffee while I waited for my food. Then I could buy at least part of a ticket for a Super […]

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From Luther’s Dorr Step What word or words would you like to eliminate from the English language? If you’re reading this column there must be at least one, or maybe two or three. Back in 1976 the public relations director at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., published a list of banished […]

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