David Gillette of Twin Cities PBS’ “Almanac” opens up about his internal pile of emotional damage, mostly from playing a certain board game with a certain “confusing” friend named Brandon.
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How almost burning down a small part of Aitkin helped David Gillette become the man he is today.
How foolish is the cultural inclination we all have, especially when it comes to mental health, to pretend nothing is ever wrong.
“Dad” is an acronym: “Don’t allow danger.”
As someone who made several failed leaps at the system, if I can save even a single other person from that whole experience, that’s a good day at the office.
Give David Gillette just 20 years to decide unilaterally what’s cool, and you’ll be riding a Segway on the moon.
Everyone’s always focused on the top of life’s pyramid. But it takes a lot of building to get up there.
Once you acknowledge them in your life, you can see them everywhere.
When current events disrupt our sometimes-narrow perspective on life, through fear and doubt, we all must choose a path forward.
In trying to lessen life’s anxieties, wherever you go, there you are.
Gillette shares a valuable life lesson from his college job.
There will still be tears, even if you do almost everything right.
Never go grocery shopping hungry, and definitely don’t hit the deli’s $6/lb. salad bar. And misread the sign.
The chase is almost always more fun than the destination.
In Minnesota, snow is the best psychological indication of whether you’ve surrendered child-like joy and become a grumpy old man.
On the day the CSA box arrives, the countdown clock starts on the pounds of broccoli and cauliflower that need to be consumed before they turn into compost in the refrigerator.
New father David Gillette shares the wonder of the indestructibleness of babies.
Online information and ratings have zillions flocking to national parks. David Gillette volunteers a few alternative “second best” locales.
Nine years ago David Gillette crafted an essay about the launch of the New Horizons probe to Pluto. How far we’ve come since then.
Boogies on the sleeve? Spit-up on the shirt? When you’re a parent, viruses are just another form of love.