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Letting Go, Letting Life
The trek was over. I got back to Zhuhai, my home in China for the past eleven months. But though I was done trekking, I wasn't through with traveling: I had 48 left in China to ready for a long journ...
10/6/12 at 8:21 AM Small Town Saturday Night 7/28/12 at 8:57 AM
Flickchart - Ep. 71
9/12/12 at 7:06 AM Overrated! - Ep. 70 9/4/12 at 9:38 PM
"Serenity" Review - Ep. 69 8/28/12 at 9:42 PM
Credibility, and other lessons from This American Life
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently. -- Warren Buffett The popular National Public Radio program This American Li...
4/19/12 at 8:37 AM
Ralph Engelstad Arena announced today that singer Elton John will make his first appearance in Grand Forks on March 24th. If memory serves me correct, he's played the Fargodome twice, and I was at eac...
2/21/12 at 8:49 AM Josh Duhamel 10/2/10 at 9:07 AM
If the World Around You is Changing...
You Must be Ready to Change Too! My colleague, Jennifer George, and I had the opportunity to meet a real living legend last week atthe Careers Conference in Madison, Wisconsin. Keynote speaker, Dr. Jo...
2/8/12 at 10:44 AM
Touched and blessed
Last monthon January 15, a group of students from the Minnesota Teen Challengevisited Spirit of Life Bible Church in Woodbury. With their songs and testimonies of overcoming personal challenges and a...
2/4/12 at 8:05 PM A portrait of love 2/18/11 at 11:49 PM
Decluttering for a good cause 5/23/10 at 4:49 PM
Earth Day patch contest
The state Game and Fish Departments annual Earth Day awareness campaign is accepting entries for design of a 2012 Earth Day patch. North Dakota students ages 6-18 are eligible to participate. The dead...
1/26/12 at 9:48 AM Tom Hoffner cancer benefit 2/2/11 at 8:22 PM
The first application of yesterday's revelations
Ever find yourself making the same mistake twice? You learned something yesterday that you were unable to apply to life today? I recently left a gallon of milk on the counter overnight. My wife disco...
1/17/12 at 8:15 AM
New Year, New You?
As parents, it's always important to really think about the ways we "parent". While a right or wrong answer rarely exists, we can always improve in the ways we interact with, take care of, and teach o...
1/2/12 at 3:13 PM PIC - Learning difficulties 10/18/11 at 10:38 AM
Parent involvement with children's education 9/8/11 at 12:54 PM
Half Of All Parents Are Men
Hi! I am a man. And a parent. Which exists. But not in the Fargo Forum. The new SheSays section has received a lot of backlash from readers, but I have yet to notice a reaction from the group with...
11/1/11 at 9:24 AM Back In The Ring 8/30/11 at 7:22 PM
'Cuz It's Hot 6/30/11 at 9:23 AM
I must admit that I am torn with my review of the Silent Stranger by Paula F. Winskye. Based on the cover and backside of the book, I didn't expect it to focus most on the relationship of the lead c...
8/2/11 at 10:17 PM A review of "Gentle People: A Case Study of Rockport Colony Hutterites" by book blogger Krista Thom 7/25/11 at 4:55 PM
Areavoices blogger reviews regional book, 'A Long Journey to a New Home" 7/21/11 at 1:30 PM
An unforgettable day
Three years ago today my then-5 year old daughter Ellen was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and my world crumbled around me. With the help of faith, famly and awesome doctors and nurses, ...
6/3/11 at 10:11 AM The green, green grass of home 8/28/09 at 8:30 AM
Back roads bike tour 8/6/09 at 7:16 AM
What'll you have? Au gratin or au rotten?
Our son, Troy and his wife Sheri, with Elyn (8) and Ethan (6), came from the Twin Citiesto spend part of their spring break with us last week. Troy and Sheri are coming up on their 11th anniversary s...
4/6/11 at 8:49 AM Walking in honor of life 5/25/10 at 8:08 AM
Walk for Life Uncovers His Love 5/11/10 at 10:26 AM
In the last two days, I have taken a glance at two of the magazines I get, and without even reading a single article already felt like an underachieving, ineffective mother. Which is fairly ridiculou...
2/22/11 at 2:09 PM
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