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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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Holiday Reminiscing Gets Real

December 23, 2015
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My brother and I have been reminiscing about past Christmas celebrations. Naturally we recalled the lovely ones first – such as our glittering, nighttime, sleigh rides behind George Tollefson’s team of Belgian mares. I can…

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Life After November

October 20, 2015
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The poet Robert Frost often wrote of the earth’s seasons. In his poem “November,” he described the subtle beauty of late fall. The poem also captures the mood of a quiet interlude before winter, a reflective time…

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When Your “Plan” A Bombs

September 30, 2015
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Well, we made it through Book Launch Day, a day when my equine muse Noah Vail sent me a text saying he needed a cold compress for his head. Apparently his new role as my official publicist for…

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