Joan Janzen

Joan Janzen
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Joan Janzen resides in Kindersley where she enjoys spending time with family and friends, volunteering, working as a graphic artist, reading, and of course writing. She likes to compare her column 'Check It Out' to crafting a cake. Sweetness of humor and buttery flavor combine with otherwise hard to swallow zucchini-like information, resulting in a flavorful and fulfilling sensation.

Four Things That Tell The Truth

An image on Pinterest said this: “There are only three things that always tell the truth. 1. Children. 2. Drunk people. 3. Yoga pants. However...

Keep Our Energy Sector Running

I remember seeing a For Sale sign on an old 2002 model car that read: “The Queen rode in this car in 2002. It...

What’s the Media’s Problem Child Up To?

The mother of a problem child was advised by a psychiatrist, "You are far too upset and worried about your son. I suggest you...

How Will ‘You’ Spend Your Incentive?

An accountant read a nursery rhyme to his toddler and said, "No Sweetheart. Little Bo Peep wouldn't receive a tax rebate for losing her...

Live Outside the Box in 2019

A teacher made the comment in class that if your parents have glasses, then you will probably end up having to get glasses, too. One...

Looking for the Extraordinary

 On Christmas morning a dad points and says to his daughter, "Open that one next, Sweetie!" The daughter unwraps the gift he was referring to...

A Different Kind of Christmas List

(Story originally published in The Kindersley Clarion.) Christmas is coming, and five-year-old Kinley Hildebrandt and her parents, Candis and Justin, and big brother Cohen would...

51 People Swindled is Too Much

 A newsboy was standing on the corner with a stack of papers, yelling, "Read all about it! Fifty people swindled!" Curious, a man bought a...

Did You Ever Wonder Why?

A little girl noticed several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast on her mom's brunette head. "Why are some of your hairs white?"...

The Political Games People Play

Charles M. Schulz (famous for creating the cartoon character Charlie Brown) said, "Sometimes I lie awake at night and I ask, 'Where have I...
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