Kerri Thoreson

Tall goals for short films

January 14, 2020 at 5:00 am

I’m always attracted to stories of people following their passion.David Brubaker is a writer, director, actor and videographer who’s in the process of creating his first short film. His company, Semistupid Productions, focuses on commercial...

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Traveling light into the new year

January 08, 2020 at 5:00 am

Over the weekend I read a story from the Philadelphia Inquirer about a couple who had a novel way to deal with 45 years of overabundant “stuff” that had accumulated in their home. The couple, in their 70s, held a downsizing party, complete ...

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Focus on the river banks in 2020

December 31, 2019 at 5:00 am

“Civilization is a stream with banks. The stream is sometimes filled with blood from people killing, stealing, shouting and doing things historians usually record, while on the banks, unnoticed, people build homes, make love, raise children...

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Community helpers make a difference

December 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

Merry Christmas!Here’s to all of the public safety first responders, retail clerks, hospitality workers, delivery people, medical care providers and everyone who will be on duty today and who have spent the last week dealing with shoppers, ...

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Give the gift of kindness to all

December 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

This time of year we all wish, or pretend, that life resembles a Hallmark holiday movie. But alas, life is seldom tied so neatly in a pretty happy ending bow.The holidays do bring out the best in people ... generous hearts, helping hands an...

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Words brought to life for Christmas

December 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

In 2012 I attended an event at the Coeur d’Alene Library’s Community Room to benefit the library foundation. Bits and Pieces featured readings by Jack Bannon, Ellen Travolta, Margaret Travolta and Roger Welch. As a writer of more than a mil...

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Season of joy and thankfulness

November 27, 2019 at 5:00 am

Big doings in Coeur d’Alene this weekend with the Christmas Lighting Parade, holiday lighting and fireworks over the lake on Friday night and the kick off of Kootenai Health’s Festival of Trees events. The Coeur d’Alene Carousel is open on ...

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Community moved and awed on moving day

November 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

In my Main Street column on Aug. 14 I wrote about the efforts by the Museum of North Idaho to move the J.C. White house that had been gifted by the owner to house the museum.“It’s been 116 years since the home of J.C. White made news in the...

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No time for an unglamorous cold

November 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

No matter where or how you catch a cold, there’s nothing festive about a bug that plugs your head and causes a major investment in aloe-infused tissues. A perky and positive friend told me this cold I seem to have brought back from my trave...

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Thoughts on voting, veterans

November 06, 2019 at 5:00 am

Voting early, voting absentee or actually going to the polls on election day — I’ve always preferred the latter. Having lived in the same precinct for decades, many of the familiar faces of poll workers return each year. I’ve voted in coun...

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