North Dakota’s Most Beautiful Town
Only one hour west of Fargo, North Dakota’s Most Beautiful Town offers a perfect day’s peace in the summertime. It is an arcadia nestled in the heart of the Sheyenne River Valley.
My great-grandaunt Ursula had an immaculate dining room. Its china cabinet was filled to the brim with Hummels and other porcelain things too fragile to be of any use. Its chandelier was a starburst of real crystals that had been dusted Lord knows how many times. The cloth on the table was real Nottingham lace, and shielded against all insults by a thick layer of clear vinyl that would squeak if you glided a finger across it.
Certain animals can become useful under the right conditions. Bees, for example, can produce honey. Boys, as another example, can keep bees. This is the concept behind Brinkman Brothers Honey of Grant County, North Dakota, where 14-year-old Ray and 12-year-old Ryan are farming the raw, unfiltered good stuff.
Nostalgia by the Hour!
Video games have gotten a whole lot bigger and a whole lot prettier in recent years. At the same time they have become far less social – unless you count “social” as having a hypercaffeinated latchkey kid screech at you through your headset because you just sniped him in Counter-Strike.