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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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Meditation Mayhem

June 22, 2015
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Meditation Mayhem

Today Madam revealed her new summer hobby—meditation. Though it seemed like a peaceful endeavor, she claimed it had been anything but peaceful. In her words, the two Hairball Pets had turned her 30-minutes of refreshment…

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When to Say No to A Career in Horticulture

May 3, 2015
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When to Say No to A Career in Horticulture

I never felt moved to garden. A weekly CSA full of carrots makes a delicious gift, but last year when I was craving a fresh rhubarb crisp, our CSA farmer Clyde Gunderson delivered a bushel…

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The Carbon Monoxide Caper

March 3, 2015
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The Carbon Monoxide Caper

Here it is only March, and someone came up with a bright idea to tackle spring housecleaning. Not that we couldn’t use a little tidy-up around the clubroom. However, when Madam walked in with a…

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Are We Disappearing with Age?

February 17, 2015
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Are We Disappearing with Age?

Madam stopped in today to talk about our winter foray up North on the Gunflint Trail. Since food preparation is always top of mind for this snowy event, I figured she wanted to discuss my…

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The Cat Sitting Caper

January 31, 2015
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The Cat Sitting Caper

 Madam rang this morning to report that she needed my advice. Truthfully, she probably just wanted to vent. It seemed that her First Born had embarked on an Alaskan tour a few days ago and left…

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When it’s Time to Revise Your New Year’s Resolutions

January 12, 2015
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When it’s Time to Revise Your New Year’s Resolutions

Here it is January again, and Madam and I just got around to kicking off our New Year’s resolutions. I resolved to enter my Texas Hold ’em carrot cake in the Pillsbury Bake Off. She…

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Minnesota Holiday Traditions

November 25, 2014
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Minnesota Holiday Traditions

Madam and I discovered that holiday shopping here in Minnesota includes fascinating selections — everything from Norwegian lefse griddles and Swedish Dala Horses, to handmade sweaters for all our friends large and small. I might not…

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