My name is Bob Kallberg. I am a retired reporter living in Bismarck, ND, where I continue to keep an eye on what is going on in this world we live in, and occasionally commenting on what I see.

I am currently an author promoting my first book, a non-fiction memoir,  “Where The Popsicles Are,” which is an account of my wife Joanie’s 12 year battle with cancer, a battle, sadly, she lost in 2008. It is a tale of her struggle, her courage, faith and dignity, good times and bad, and my learning about being a caregiver to someone dealing with a serious disease. We shall see where it goes.

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Where The Popsicles Are by Bob Kallberg


4 Responses to About

  1. Linda Carson says:

    Hi Bob! Thanks for sending me a way to connect with your Blog. No sign of spring here with another snow fall today and yeaterday.
    Keep up the good work.
    Best Wishes,
    Linda Carson


    • Bob Kallberg says:


      Thanks for the note. I hope this effort turns out okay.
      The weather here is a bit better than you folks have, but we’ve got snow on the way this weekend.
      I look forward to visiting with you the next time I’m in your area.

      By the way, I don’t know if my dear friend, and yours, Marcia has an email address or not, but if she does, maybe you can forward it on to her. She might be interested, because her name will be used later on. In a good way, of course.

      Thanks again.

      Take care.



  2. Jonathan Cosin says:

    Today I stumbled upon your blog and in doing so learned of Joan’s death. As you probably remember, I left the U of M in late 2001 and only now am learning of the events that followed. I remember Joan well and in reading your blog (I’m about 1/3 of the way through) I can begin to recall things quite vividly. Never before have I been afforded a glimpse into events that happen outside the hospital—reading Joan’s story brought smiles and tears not to mention a flood of memories. You’ve done an amazing job in telling it.

    Warm regards

    Jonathan Cosin

    Liked by 1 person

    • Bob Kallberg says:

      Dr. Cosin,
      So pleased to hear from you, and thank you for your kind comments. Joanie always thought you were one of the best, and appreciated the manner in which you approached her treatment during those difficult days. I did as well.

      I’m still hoping to turn it into a book, as soon as I’m able to make arrangements for an editor, and see where it might go.

      The telling of her story, I think, is important, and the treatment she received at the U of M from everyone concerned needs to be recognized as well.

      I hope things are well, and thank you again for your kind comments.



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