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Ixnay to Planet X - no sign of 'death star' in WISE sky survey
Just two days ago a reader asked whether NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) had found any sign of a hypothesized companion to the sun dubbed "Planet X" also known as "Nemesis", "Tyche...
3/7/14 at 7:47 PM Sharpless 2-106: A glorious wisp of light in the Northern Cross 10/14/13 at 1:58 PM
Eyes wide open, heads firmly planted in the universe, we party with the stars 9/8/13 at 3:57 PM
Lawmaker seeks more Minnesota railroad oil safety oversight
By Don Davis Western North Dakota's oil boom puts Minnesota in a dangerous position, a key Minnesota lawmaker says, and the state should increase its rail oil safety oversight. Most of the highly vol...
3/6/14 at 10:11 AM Update: Health care set to change 4/25/13 at 10:46 PM
Expert advises to 'strike a balance' in talking to kids about shootings 12/14/12 at 7:11 PM
To forgive and to be forgiven each benefit our health
Thoughts of unforgiveness arent good for us. They affect us like water in our cars gas tank we dont run right. And those we wont forgive can be affected too. The health-giving effects of forgiving...
2/27/14 at 11:42 AM
Aunt Bev’s Oatmeal Cookies
When I was twelve years old, I gave my mother a recipe box for Christmas. I know this because she scratched FROM CHARLES XMAS 1955 on the back of the box. Some of the paint has worn off, but the flo...
2/11/14 at 10:35 AM Dan’s Wild Rice Dressing 1/21/14 at 11:53 AM
Lightly Candied Sweet Potatoes 3/13/13 at 8:44 AM
Mystery Bridge update: The Horn's Ferry Bridge and others
Also: Another potential Mystery Bridge in Marion County gone by floods. With plans wrapped up for the Historic Bridge Weekend and the events to take place in Marion County, combined with the plan t...
4/26/13 at 6:53 AM SIA Conference coming to Minneapolis/St. Paul 4/9/13 at 4:01 AM
Be Vulnerable in Order to be Great
Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deepe...
3/20/13 at 9:06 AM
Does Life Beign At The End Of Your Comfort Zone?
"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone" Neale Donald Walsch This saying really hit me this morning as I was looking to what I want to do in 2013. I also took the time to reflect on 2012...
2/1/13 at 10:10 AM
Healthy Holiday Meal Makeovers
As I have stated in previous blogs such as Enjoy Thanksgiving without Colossal Calories, food should be enjoyed during special holiday meals. That being said, over indulgence can be a problem for many...
12/13/12 at 10:39 AM
Gutes Essen und Gastfreundschaft
Six months ago, Hubby Bryan and I were in Germany, taking in the sights, sampling beers, eating pretzels, renewing old relationships and making a few new friends along the way. A few nights ago, we tr...
10/22/12 at 4:46 PM Cutting carbs 2/7/12 at 7:52 AM
In search of better fried chicken 10/22/09 at 5:00 AM
Master Bedroom ReVamp in Teal
I say this a lot, but you know how one project leads to another? That's how this got started. We bought carpeting for our master bedroom almost a year ago. It has sat in our garage since then, waiting...
7/17/12 at 12:15 PM
Homegrown Day 3: Power trios, Booms and Big Bands
I'm going to use the word "adorable" here and I don't mean it in a condescending chin-chuck, pat on the head way. On Tuesday night something truly wonderful happened at Teatro Zuccone and it was ador...
5/2/12 at 12:37 PM
Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Brown Butter
Are you busy looking for quick and easy side dishes for family gatherings? Here is a tasty and healthy one from Cooking Light. In fact, it's listed named "Best Vegetable Side Dish" in their 20th ann...
3/29/12 at 7:11 AM
Brian, Brian, Brian
Oh, my buddy Brian is in a tither. Today I received this letter from him: Brian writes: Dear Brad, If you're reading this email, I need your help today. Everyone. San Francisco liberal...
10/26/11 at 8:11 PM
Chicken with Rice and Peas
It's always fun to try a new recipe, no matter if it's quick and easy or labor-intensive. Perhaps the most interesting part of the experience is wondering if the dish will taste good. My biggest fear ...
6/28/11 at 3:33 PM
Deconstructed Fried Rice seasoned with homemade Ponzu
Who would think that a beaten egg could be cooked in a metal ladle? Not me. I picked up Issue 53 of Donna Hay magazine the other day. There, on page 161 was a stack of small shallow egg nests looking...
1/28/11 at 6:30 AM