Breaking For “Spring”

The lion of March is roaring with ferocity. His fickleness knows no bounds, as he offers sunshine and unseasonably warm temperatures one day, a harsh wind the next and, inexplicably, spurts of angry snow showers and intolerable gusts in between, maybe to keep things interesting. Despite the unpredictable nature of this month, it’s not one…
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You’ve Got To Be Carefully Taught

Having lost its Thursday evening performance due to a somewhat over-hyped snow event, the 44-member student cast of the Worthington High School “South Pacific” production forged ahead last night, intent on salvaging three of its four scheduled shows. (It continues at Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center tonight at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.)…
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Filling The Tank

Sweet. It’s Valentine’s Day, and as of this moment I have yet to purchase something special for my love. There’s an excellent excuse for that, however; “receiving gifts” (and therefore thinking of buying them for other people) is not my primary “love language.” Years ago, when my two oldest children were tiny creatures and not…
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House Party

While the hubbub surrounding infamous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil was dominating the mental space of some individuals last week, our household was focused on something entirely different: Girls, girls, girls. Three lovely young women, to be exact–one of whom happened to be our daughter. She had completed the four week “J-term” of her first college year…
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Dining At The Trough

The Scandinavians call them smorgasbords. Methodists refer to them as potlucks. But “buffet” is the word Americans commonly use to describe an expansive spread of food featuring a variety of options, from salads to cheeses to meats, breads, potatoes, desserts and more. Commonly, a bountiful display of edibles is viewed positively by those with hearty…
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