Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

Just like most of you I have always set some New Year’s resolutions.  You know, like lose weight, exercise, live healthy, make a ton of money, blah, blah, blah.  This year I’m trying something new.  I am making one, and only one resolution… to fix me.  I am broken, I am scarred, and I am…
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An Interview With Santa

When I was working for the Hermantown Star way back in the day, I had a once in a lifetime opportunity to interview, face-to-face, one of the world’s most well-known icons…Santa Claus!  This was my article: He arrived very abruptly, practically appearing out of thin air.  He was dressed in his Christmas attire: red suit…
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The Greatest Generation

When people refer to our elderly (80+ years old), they are referred to as “The Greatest Generation”.  Then we have the Baby Boomers, Generation X, the Millennials, and, of course, our youngest generation, iGen.  Each name represents a general characteristic of the people of that time.  For example:  Baby Boomers because they happened after WWII…
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I Dreamt Of My Death… And Lived

I have always been fascinated by dreams, what they mean, what could have caused them, why you sometimes wake up because of them, and sometimes not. I have always been a bit disturbed by the fact that I have dreamt of my kids’ deaths, and worse, I didn’t wake up from them.  I have also…
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Pharisee? Or Tax Collector?

We all know someone who is at the top of their game, and knows it.  They have no problem telling or showing people what they know or what they can do.  When you’re that good at something you should be proud.  You worked darn hard for a long time to get to where you are.…
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