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Can't get enough over-analysis?
I'm going to assume you know about my neurotic tendency to over-analyze things. Rest assured that it doesn't stop at text messages. As many readers commented on the texting article, any kind of commun...
7/27/11 at 9:36 PM Come on over! We've got Kegs! 7/25/11 at 9:10 PM
GTL: As long as the "T" stands for "Translucent" 7/22/11 at 9:07 PM
Lessons of an Ordinary Life
I tend to think of my childhood as something I survived. Its not to say my parents didnt do their best, but unlike my siblings, I wasnt born with obvious natural gifts, and I struggled to understand w...
4/28/11 at 8:25 PM Missing You Already 1/11/11 at 10:09 PM
A cooking playbook
Ive been trying to come up with appropriate names for the cookbook being put together for our sports editor, Aaron Hagen. Here are a few that have popped into my head: Easy Recipes for the Single Gu...
3/3/11 at 8:00 AM Beth & Julia 1/15/10 at 4:00 AM
In the last two days, I have taken a glance at two of the magazines I get, and without even reading a single article already felt like an underachieving, ineffective mother. Which is fairly ridiculou...
2/22/11 at 2:09 PM
Life lessons being shared among Mothers, Daughters, and Horses
Hobbies and passions that once interested a mother at a young age can be passed down to her daughter. Together, the two of them can learn valuable life lessons. A mother who passes her love for horses...
2/18/11 at 2:45 PM
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Back in college, my friends Janet and Jill and I competed in a lip sync contest as The Pointer Sisters. Why do I tell you this in my blog post about areavoices? It's because of the song we sang, "I'm ...
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Showtime! It's Payday!
Our finances seem to affect everyone in a roundabout way. We are a blended family of seven. Even though the two oldest are adults, it seems like on a regular basis something is needed and as parents w...
1/13/11 at 10:55 AM
Have you ever doubted God or the existence of heaven? On a particularly bad day, Lisa Erickson, 49, of Trempealeau, Wis., was no longer sure of her faith. Then God reassured her in a spectacular-and i...
11/10/10 at 8:24 AM
Circle of friends
All you had to do was drive by the Willmar Middle School Friday afternoon or evening to see that something big was happening. It's hard not to catch the excitement as the Kandiyohi County Relay for Li...
7/27/10 at 8:01 AM Death, politics and denial 8/7/09 at 8:40 AM
Waiting too long to call hospice 5/27/09 at 11:23 AM
Fresh cherries brighten bran muffins
I'm going to be spending a few days with my butter-loving, almost-two-year-old granddaughter who most appreciates a bit of butter on a muffin. I usually bake up a batch of Bran Date Muffins for her -...
7/3/10 at 6:01 PM Be cool with a summer sip from the past: Apricot Slush 6/5/10 at 6:01 PM
Who Is Grand Forks Guy ?
He has a blog called "Grand Forks Life ". But has not posted for 8 months ! Who is Grand Forks Guy ?...
5/11/10 at 5:09 PM Kayaking On The Lake 8/13/09 at 5:11 PM
Making a Difference
Some days I wonder, is all this drivel I write worth the effort? Who really cares anyway? What difference will it make, will my Grandchildren ever read it? Will their Mothers ever allow them to read ...
2/4/10 at 4:46 AM Death in the email family 11/22/09 at 4:14 AM
The Neighbors Farmhouse 5/26/09 at 6:41 AM
Chili-Rubbed Tilapia with Mangoes
My hands are a little beat up today. And Therese's might be, too. That's because last night, we put together about 8 gallons of homemade mango salsa that the Herald crew will be serving tonight a...
6/5/09 at 2:32 AM Mango Salsa 4/13/09 at 7:37 AM