The journalist doth protest too much, methinks

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Posted: Friday, June 19, 2020 6:23 am

It’s been a good four weeks and counting since Minneapolis was set on fire following the police killing of George Floyd.

Protests and demonstrations have since spread across the country and around the globe.

If that isn’t bad enough, we have the coronavirus and COVID-19 killing thousands every week in the U.S. and around the world.

It’s a mad and crazy world out there.

But my world has always been a little made and crazy.

Point of fact, I tried to stage a protest once. How’s that for crazy? I was living and working in New Town when Lake Sakakawea was at record-low levels.

You could see Elbowoods at the bottom of the lake, but you couldn’t see water from the docks in Deep Water Bay. Surfacing islands and sandbars gave navigation a whole new meaning in the summer of 1989.

Meantime, water released at Garrison Dam was keeping barges afloat on the Missouri in states leading to the Mississippi at Sioux City, Iowa.

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