Lynnette Hintze: As I See It

What’s in a (cow’s) name?

January 26, 2020 at 3:00 am

It’s funny how memories are jogged. Sometimes all it takes is certain smell, photograph or conversation for some past part of your life to bubble back up to the surface.This was the case last week when I caught part of a conversation at the...

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2020 trends include bionic kitties, ‘flexitarianism’

January 12, 2020 at 3:00 am

Now that we’ve all survived the holidays and have plunged into a new year and decade — the “Roaring ’20s” — I feel compelled to share some information I’ve uncovered about what we can expect in the way of trends in 2020. Get ready for some ...

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Travel makes the world a smaller place

December 29, 2019 at 3:00 am

One of the added delights of the holiday season is the chance to catch up with some of the neighborhood kids who were fixtures at our house when our two daughters were growing up. They’re scattered all over the country, from Seattle and Por...

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The muscle behind the music

December 15, 2019 at 3:00 am

The sounds of Christmas music soothe our souls and evoke special memories, whether it’s listening to carols on the way to work or attending any of the myriad holiday concerts offered this time of year.I’ve been on the front line of providin...

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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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