The Carnival Barker

As a girl growing up in lower North Mankato, the annual community celebration dubbed “North Mankato Fun Days” was a highlight of my childhood summers. Watching the crowds throng to the usually quiet Wheeler Park, now aglow with the Trabant, a Ferris wheel, merry-go-round and the predictable selection of small-town carnival rides, was far more…
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A Bloody Good Cause

The blessing of good health can never be overestimated.  How fortunate those of us are who can wake up each morning, lift our own bodies out of bed and go about our daily endeavors unaided by multiple medications or other humans!  It’s more than easy to take mobility and a general sense of well-being for…
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The Places I’ve Been….

When Theodore Geisel wrote so enthusiastically, “Oh, the places you’ll go,” I’m not entirely sure it was the bottom of a dumpster that he had in mind. But parenting lends itself to such a variety of adventures that should I have really been surprised to find myself exactly there earlier this afternoon? For the most…
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