A “Ken-Do” Attitude

A celebratory mood prevails in Worthington as the annual Windsurfing Regatta and Music Festival sails into its second day. Children, teens, adults, senior citizens, windsurfers and guests stroll along Lake Okabena’s Sailboard Beach, munching on cheese curds, Indian tacos and French fries while absorbing hours of music along with plenty of sun and wind. It’s…
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Your Move

Mothers and movers: What could this unlikely pairing possibly have in common? Besides sharing (along with journalists) a high ranking in the completely subjective category of “Most Underrated Professions in the World,” I submit that they are practically one and the same. To be fair, all parents can be included in this assertion. The development…
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Beginning Again

She did it again. The mother robin who returns each spring to craft a nest in record time on the ledge beneath our patio overhang followed through on her instincts earlier this month. Recently, her construction efforts, patience and maternal defensiveness were rewarded, with the hungry mouths and fragile necks of baby robins finally visible…
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Freshest Breath Ever

There’s no way of knowing for sure if other American households have the same tendency as mine, but I suspect it’s at least a strong possibility. Between “purchase in massive quantities” outlets like Costco and Sam’s Club and the regularly occurring “buy 10, get five free” sales at local grocery stores, it’s nearly impossible not…
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The Gift Of Gold Shoes

Among my all-time favorite children’s books is “The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes,” first published in 1939. Written by DuBose Heyward (best known as author and lyricist of “Porgy and Bess”), this is a fanciful tale of how bunnies who are wise, kind and swift may become one of the five Easter bunnies…
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