A Beautiful Day To Graduate

To hear my kids deride TV shows targeted at preschoolers these days, you’d think they’d never been preschoolers themselves. But there was a time in their lives, whether they believe it or not, when Barney (the singing purple dinosaur) reigned supreme, when the four unintelligible TeleTubbies were greeted with delight, when dancing with The Wiggles…
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Outside The Comfort Zone

Comfortable? Most people are, when ensconced in their own routines and operating in the realm of their individual areas of expertise. But of course there are times when either professional or personal interests require us to step outside our boxes, take a deep breath and plunge into a setting or topic area that is more…
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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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