Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

“One day, you’ll wake up, rub your eyes, and realize a decade has passed with barely a whisper.”


It’s more than a little stunning to realize that this week’s issue marks 10 years that Hometown Focus has been in print. The frenetic early days of this venture both seem like yesterday, and, well, a decade ago. Jeff and Scott’s brainchild, it seems, has come of age; it’s filled out and grown comfortably into its framework. It’s no longer […]

Out of the Blue

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” ~ Plutarch


It occurs to me as I peer out the window that I am trapped in a snow globe that someone keeps shaking up. Or maybe it’s simply that I still live in Minnesota. I was having such a beautiful dream, too, of golfing on a crisp, cool morning under brilliant blue skies. Instead, out of the corner of my eye, […]

Out of the Blue



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Out of the Blue



 I just wandered around my bedroom for a good five minutes trying to locate a buzzing sound I was sure was coming from the far corner where I have some clothes laid out on a large chest. Nope, nothing in the pile of clothes, but still the metron… Please register for a free account or log in below to access […]

Out of the Blue



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