Healing Arts, Spring/Summer Edition

The spring/summer, 2019 edition of the Healing Arts program at the Owatonna Hospital is worth a visit even if you are not there as a patient or to visit someone. The ER area always features 3D works of art. This time around it is ceramic works by Jerry Deuschle. It took me a while for…

Doors of the Bible, Part Six, The Virgin Door

Come from Away is a popular Broadway musical based on what took place in the town of Gander, Canada following the September 11 terror attacks. In the confusion and aftermath of the attacks the US authorities decided to ground all flights within and into the US. 38 commercial flights with almost 7,000 passengers on board…

The Under-400 Club

A tiny baby girl from San Diego, California now holds the record for the tiniest baby to survive. Baby Saybie was born the end of December of last year weighing about as much as a juice box. After a five-month stay in the NICU unit of Sharp Mary Birch Hospital she went from her birth…

Artistic Talent, Close to Home

These are the works of art that caught my eye at the 67th annual Steele County Art Exhibition at the Owatonna Arts Center. Bonnie Broitzman’s “Painting As Prayer” evokes Georgia O’Keefe’s beautiful flower paintings.     A couple of painted saw blades from Linda Christofferson; “Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal on the left and “Mail is…

Doors of the Bible, Part Five, the Narrow Door

I went to listen to a speaker recently. In her remarks she clearly endorsed the traditional views of the family and human sexuality. She backed up her presentation with statistics and personal experiences. Then there was time for questions and answers. During the Q & A one of the audience members mentioned that it would…