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Birthdays and spinnerbaits
Imagine a future with more birthdays a future without cancer. It never hurts to dream big! The American Cancer Society is celebrating its 100th birthday May 22 and, with it, the many milestones it ...
5/21/13 at 4:07 PM The calm after the ice storm 4/16/13 at 5:07 PM
Don't say 'I told you so!' 3/12/13 at 12:37 PM
Moving in with the adult children
Are middle-aged adults ready to have their aging parents move in with them? Sort of, but if the results of a recent survey are any indication, many adult children anticipate there will be some diffic...
5/6/13 at 2:49 PM Parents, overweight kids and a minefield of blame and judgment 2/8/13 at 11:56 AM
The primary care doctor: someone who knows you 1/30/13 at 12:50 PM
Happy New Year
Every year, as we say goodbye to one year and hello to another, it seems customary for people to look back and reflect on the happenings of the past 365 -- or 366 this year -- days. People often ma...
1/2/13 at 4:50 PM Merry Christmas! 12/24/12 at 11:53 AM
Happy Thanksgiving! 11/21/12 at 5:21 PM
Healthy New Year’s Resolutions You'll Actually Keep
Its that time of the year again - with Christmas and Thanksgiving in the rear view mirror, now is the time when most of us make our New Years resolutions. Healthy New Years resolutions are very popul...
12/27/12 at 10:06 AM
Every 1,825 Days...Give or Take a Few...
I dressed with care: elastic waistband (for fast removal), cute underwear (I knew Id be seeing a lot of them, so might as well enjoy it), my long hair up and out of the way (not that my hair would be ...
11/27/12 at 8:56 AM Reality 'aint so Bad 5/29/12 at 3:33 PM
Pseudonyms in Blogland 5/14/12 at 6:14 AM
Replacing Furniture... At Last
Today I laid out a considerable amount of money in order to replace a very old piece of furniture. While there are various chairs and sofas out there taking the name of various French kings named Lou...
11/11/12 at 9:24 PM Lutefisk and Other Questionable Food-Like Substances 10/3/12 at 2:35 PM
I Got Engaged Last Night 8/27/12 at 1:32 PM
Small Town Saturday Night
Howl at the moon; shoot out the lights. The folksy folks of small town China reminded me of the community I grew up in. After chugging along 12 hours of train track southbound from Beijing, I arrived ...
7/28/12 at 9:57 AM One Final Trek: Off to Beijing 6/23/12 at 10:38 AM
Family foods — and ties — that bind
WORTHINGTON This is a blog that is long overdue. A year ago, for the Daily Globes annual report section (which again comes out this Saturday with a theme of Hometown Proud) I interviewed Sue Bratsch S...
3/22/12 at 7:09 AM Family ties 3/1/12 at 2:16 AM
Back to — almost — normal 9/28/11 at 7:41 AM
Spring - and baseball - fever
With temperatures forecast to hit 60 degrees today, I cant help thinking about the arrival of baseball season. Sure, many are predicting a lackluster year for the Minnesota Twins, and probably rightfu...
3/9/12 at 11:27 PM Bowled over 2/17/12 at 3:55 PM
I'm back 8/9/10 at 3:33 PM
First you walk, then we talk!
Like many of us, I had my favorite teams to cheer for when I grew up in rural Minnesota. In the summer, there were the Twins in baseball; the winter time consisted of split shifts between the Timberwo...
11/17/11 at 5:41 AM
1986: Travel and Insurance Ads
Here are a few vintage ads from 1986....
5/23/11 at 6:00 PM 1940: Husbands Flee from House Cleaning 5/19/11 at 12:00 AM
1940: Coach Crowningshield's Family 4/28/11 at 12:00 AM
Doughnuts are nothing to brag about, but....
I whirled through a Mother's Day weekend of playing, cooking and baking. My 2 1/2-year-old granddaughter, Claire, was here with her mom and dad for 65 hours, give or take a few minutes. That included ...
5/9/11 at 2:05 PM Weekend Baking: There's a kumquat in my cookie 3/25/11 at 12:05 AM
Watch your diet and still enjoy Peanut Butter Granola 3/14/11 at 11:26 AM
Klobuchar international adoption bill signed
A bill championed by U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota allowing American parents to adopt foreign sibling has been signed into law. Parents from Minnesota and across the nation dont have to worry ...
12/1/10 at 5:09 PM Group supports prayer day 7/11/10 at 6:09 AM