Trees Of Our Lives

There are innumerable things we tend to take for granted after awhile…indoor plumbing, toilet paper, clean air, spouses, electricity, grocery stores, bananas and shoes, to name only several. And while everyone in the southwest corner of Minnesota may be tired of hearing more about trees after scores of ours were mangled in the ice/snow storm…
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Bench Warmers

You know that oft-misquoted quote commonly attributed to Mark Twain about the coldest winter he ever spent being a summer in San Francisco? Well, I think I’ve rarely felt more frozen from head to toe than as a spectator at “spring” track meets in southern Minnesota. Parents and fans of other spring sports–softball, baseball, tennis,…
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Singing, Sight-seeing (and Sickness!) In The City That Never Sleeps

Carnegie Hall. Broadway. Central Park. Times Square. The Plaza Hotel. All these landmarks–and much, much more–have been experienced by a large contingent of Worthingtonians this week. Today marks the last full day that 105 Worthington High School (WHS) choral members (along with several adult chaperones and “tag-alongs”) are in the Big Apple. Kids who just…
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Spring Fling

Spring is due to officially arrive Wednesday…but being a nearly lifelong Minnesotan, and one who celebrates her birthday in late March to boot, I know this is almost never the time when spring truly begins in this state. As a child, Groundhog Day annually inspired false hope in me that winter might magically be gone–poof!–in…
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Open Wide

While National Children’s Dental Health Month wrapped up a few days ago, a recent post by a Facebook friend that mentioned her pending trip to the dentist for a cavity fill–and her extreme anxiety about it–left me mentally musing on my life to date as a dental patient. “I detest the dentist!” responded one person…
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