THE VIEW FROM MY WINDOW As Near as You Can Get, I Had a Perfect Childhood
When I was a kid, growing up on Orcas Island, Washington, my father built me a playhouse in the backyard beneath a copse of shady evergreens. It wasnt a fancy house, just four sheets of plywood, a fla... Posted on 5/4/12 at 5:29 PM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Back to School Part Two: Student Teaching
The semester was under way. I was in full swing teaching English: flinging the verbage and nounage and adjectiveage in my best Minnesotanese.
And though it may seem a more boring or ordinary example ... Posted on 3/10/12 at 9:22 AM
NEW PLATEAUS A New Plateaus Christmas: )
Let's go back to my year in China for a moment. In fact, let's turn it back exactly one year. I was walking into my adult English class with my $.45 Santa hat on that I bought at nearby stationary sto... Posted on 12/22/11 at 6:15 PM
OH LOOK! A SHINY THING Summer Fever
All day long, I've been antsy. I've had trouble concentrating. I feel sleepy, yet fidgety. No, I'm not coming down with a sudden case of ADHD, and yes, I got plenty of sleep last night.
It's just the ... Posted on 6/16/10 at 11:45 AM
Supercentenarian’s family shares recollections of childhood
WINDOM — With a dry-erase marker in hand, Pat Sell wrote a message to her mother-in-law, Johanna Sell, Saturday morning, explaining that Christmas was just a week away. It was 33 degrees outside and there wasn’t any snow to cover up the brown grass.
Ready 4 K visits SW Minnesota
WORTHINGTON — Todd Otis, Ready 4 K president, visited Slayton Thursday to talk with various educators and community leaders about the importance of preparing children for school — part of the Growing Great Minnesota Kids Tour.
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