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The Perils of Canine Agility Training

March 26, 2017
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  This week my friend Stephanie sent me a video of Olly, a Jack Russell terrier who recently became an instant celebrity after face planting at the Crufts 2017 Agility Trials. An incident that many…

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Five Steps to Operating a Drone

September 15, 2016
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My friend Nettie got a drone for her birthday. Unlike those high-tech models capable of photographing the origin of black holes, this one looked like something my brother once built in shop class. It did,…

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Night of the Wild Ones

June 1, 2016
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I’ve been gardening a lot this spring. In fact, Memorial Day marked my planting finale and official launch of hand-to-hand combat with local squirrels. This is not a new development. For years, I’ve planted begonias…

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How to Put the Fun Back into Friendships

May 9, 2016
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You could call it spring fever, or just a perfect season to climb on a horse and head for the Western Wisconsin hills. My friend Nettie and I recently enjoyed a springtime jaunt on our…

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Irish Pooka Fairy Strikes Again

March 16, 2016
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Last night my daughter and I were walking to our car after a St. Paddy’s Day cooking demonstration. A scrumptious dinner of corned beef, colcannon, and chocolate orange Guinness cake topped off the evening of…

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Choosing a Path to Heartfelt Success

March 9, 2016
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Success appears in countless shapes and forms. Achievements, acquisitions, accolades, awards—and those tap only the letter A. Yet when we consider success as it relates to building a new life plan, it’s more rewarding to…

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Time for a Politically Incorrect SWOT Analysis

March 4, 2016
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One glance at a recent New York Times article—G.O.P Race Grows Cruder and More Aggressive—set me to thinking. I wonder how much cruder and more aggressive things need to get before the wheels fall off…

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A Salute to Homegrown Humor

February 19, 2016
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I might have been ten years old when my father, an upstanding circuit court judge, handed me a gift wrapped copy of Damon Runyon’s Guys and Dolls. He had read these stories to me for…

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A Cautionary Valentine Tale

February 12, 2016
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I’m feeling conflicted about Valentine’s Day. This could be due to its dark history—the feast of Lupercalia, when those goofy Romans sacrificed goats and dogs and then flogged women with the hides. Or, maybe my…

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“Yes,” My Favorite New Word

February 9, 2016
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Recently I noticed the ease with which I’ve been saying, “No.” “No, I can’t go to a movie because it’s January, it’s cold and dark, and for Pete’s sake, this is Minnesota. No, I’d rather…

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