My Letter To President Trump

As I watch the news I am seeing things that are very disturbing, and it angers me.  I did not vote for Mr. Trump, but I vowed to give him a chance.  Every one deserves a chance.  Even two chances, but three strikes, and you’re done in my book.  I cannot believe that this has…
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Reflections On “40”.

Even in the days leading up to today, I never really wrapped my mind around what I’m about to say… Today, I am 40. I’m not sure how to feel about this.  This morning was a beautiful morning, not too cold, snow falling quietly with a few birds singing their two-note songs back and forth…
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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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