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The Value In A Hug And A Kiss

I have had a photo on my desk at work for nearly six years now, located just below my computer monitor and a little to the left. Every morning when I come to work I see it, and when I clock out at the end of the day, it’s still there. The photo is of…
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‘Fair’ Thee Well

As I embarked on my annual journey to the Minnesota State Fair last week, I had a bold plan — three fairs in 10 days! Can it be done? Of course! Did I accomplish it? No way. On the drive up to Shoreview last Thursday, I’d suggested to my traveling companion that we follow our…
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Friday Nights And Fishing Poles

Back in June, sitting on the end of a dock at a nearby lake, a coworker of mine had the brilliant idea to start a Friday Night Fish Club. “It’ll be fun,” she said. “You can teach us how to fish!” By the time we scheduled our first “meeting” in July, there were four of…
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ROFL, IDKW … SMH

Unless you are a skilled texter, you’re probably looking at the alphabet soup that is this headline and wondering what in the world it means. “Rolling On Floor Laughing, I Don’t Know Why … Shake My Head” I had to visit internetslang.com to learn if IDKW or IDKY was the proper acronym for I Don’t…
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Seeing the sunset on Lake Okabena Sunday was far more calming that taking my nephew fishing that afternoon.

The Art Of Patience

I have often wondered why we remember certain memories from our childhood and forget others. I remember speeding down the driveway on my younger brother’s John Deere pedal tractor at age 5, but I don’t remember the walk back up that driveway dangling a badly broken arm. I remember staying up late into the night…
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