Lynnette Hintze: As I See It

Blessed by a phone call with Mom

December 01, 2019 at 3:00 am

One of my biggest Thanksgiving blessings this year was a 10-minute phone call with my mother the day before the holiday.It had been a couple of months since I had “visited” with Mom, who is well into the throes of Alzheimer’s disease. My br...

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Feminist issues still hot-button topics

November 17, 2019 at 3:00 am

I happened to see internationally known feminist and writer Gloria Steinem being interviewed on one of the late-night talk shows recently. She’s been making the rounds to promote her latest book.Hearing her speak jogged my memory that I had...

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Still ‘Golden’ after all these years

November 03, 2019 at 3:00 am

After a recent stressful day, one of the millennial staffers in the newsroom said all she wanted to do was go home, curl up and watch “The Golden Girls.”I overheard the comment and asked her what it was about this early ’80s/late ’90s sit-c...

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Pumpkin spice belongs in pie

October 20, 2019 at 3:00 am

After years of listening to co-workers, friends and pretty much all of America gush about pumpkin spice, I finally took the plunge this week and ordered my first-ever pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks.I plunked down $5 and prepared to be ama...

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Runic inscriptions: ancient Post-it notes

October 06, 2019 at 3:00 am

Traveling through Norway was so much more wonderful than I ever imagined it would be, and it’s difficult to articulate exactly why.It was certainly great to bond with my older daughter as we navigated big cities and Nordic countryside. The ...

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Farmer’s Almanac predicts weather, with humor

September 22, 2019 at 3:00 am

Every year around the middle of September, a copy of “The Old Farmer’s Almanac” arrives at the Daily Inter Lake office, addressed to me. I typically page through the longstanding publication that’s an alleged tried-and-true predictor of how...

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Oh, deer: a love/hate relationship

September 08, 2019 at 3:00 am

I knew it was a bad idea to create a new flower bed next to our house last spring, but I did it anyway.We downsized our front deck and something had to be done with the extra space. In hindsight some deer-resistant shrubs would have been th...

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Seeing an old farm in a new light

August 11, 2019 at 3:00 am

Sometimes, finding one’s “happy place” is as simple as rediscovering a backyard.Such was the case for my brother Rodney and his wife Sharon, who have spent all of their 30-plus years of married life on a second farm my father bought in the ...

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‘Norway in a Nutshell?’ You betcha!

July 21, 2019 at 3:00 am

I’m going to Norway in September with my adventure-seeking daughter (the one who currently is on a 1,000-mile road trip to the Arctic Ocean through the Northwest Territories) and I’ve been trying to put myself in a Norske state of mind.The ...

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Mom’s diaries chronicle minutia of life

July 07, 2019 at 3:00 am

I was in Minnesota for a week the end of May to spend time with family and make daily visits to my mother at the memory-care facility where she resides. One of the ongoing tasks has been to sort through the boxes of Mom’s stuff that have ac...

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