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Replacing Furniture... At Last
Today I laid out a considerable amount of money in order to replace a very old piece of furniture. While there are various chairs and sofas out there taking the name of various French kings named Lou...
11/11/12 at 8:24 PM Lutefisk and Other Questionable Food-Like Substances 10/3/12 at 1:35 PM
I Got Engaged Last Night 8/27/12 at 12:32 PM
Taking the pumpkins to the patch
Since we are in full swing in the fall season and only a couple of weeks until Halloween, we grabbed our pumpkins last week and headed to the patch, that is Nelsons Pumpkin Patch, which is only about ...
10/17/12 at 11:21 AM Celebrate the night 2011 and ring in 2012! 12/27/11 at 12:22 PM
Little Spots of Polka Dots
In pursuit of a colorful wall hanging to adorn the wood panels in my little boys room, I applied a few dots to a blank Artboard in Illustrator. Polka dots are good, but mine were not appealing. I ma...
9/28/12 at 2:59 PM Baby Pee and Apple Tree 9/24/12 at 7:03 PM
Super Nephew 6/20/12 at 11:37 AM
Historic Day for Scouting in the Northern Lights Council
Thursday, August 16 is a historic day for Scouting in the Northern Lights Council. At 11:00 AM we are dedicating the new Jon L. Wanzek Center for Scouting that will serve as the regional headquarters ...
8/15/12 at 4:12 PM New High Adventure Base 11/19/09 at 11:13 AM
Spend time with your kids. The disappearing ruler. 10/5/09 at 11:09 AM
But can he play soccer? Yes, yes he can
The message sounded too good to be true. As president of the Duluth Amateur Soccer League, its common for me to receive e-mails from people new to the area looking to join a team. But Id never read o...
7/28/12 at 11:00 PM There’s no one to blame but yourself for missing class 12/27/11 at 12:00 AM
Death isn't funny, but Twitter and Kim Jong Il changed that 12/20/11 at 12:00 AM
Small Town Saturday Night
Howl at the moon; shoot out the lights. The folksy folks of small town China reminded me of the community I grew up in. After chugging along 12 hours of train track southbound from Beijing, I arrived ...
7/28/12 at 8:57 AM One Final Trek: Off to Beijing 6/23/12 at 9:38 AM
mama mondays: pirates, polar bears and prehistory
This was not part of our initial summer vacation plans: It was a possible Plan C that turned into Plan A that turned into one of the most well-received five hours of our family vacation in Minneapo...
7/23/12 at 10:20 PM mama mondays: pirates, polar bears and prehistory 7/23/12 at 10:13 PM
mama mondays: pirates, polar bears and prehistory 7/23/12 at 6:26 AM
Religious Freedom Debates Across America and North Dakota
As most (if not all) readers of this blog know, North Dakotans will soon have an opportunity to vote on Measure 3, which seeks to pattern North Dakotan religious freedom protection after that which al...
5/31/12 at 10:12 AM
Desperate Housewives: Thanks from a (formerly) Desperate Mom!
I'm a little melancholy today. Not overly sad or distraught. Just a little wistful and sentimental. Last night I said "goodbye" to an old friend, "Desperate Housewives." Yeah, I know it's just a TV s...
5/14/12 at 12:28 PM
I come from a long and distinguished line of wienies. Cowards. Quick to faint, easily grossed out. I suppose it began when I was a child and saw blood and connected it with pain. I remember covering m...
2/15/12 at 2:11 PM New life 1/26/12 at 10:34 AM
Holidays at the commune 11/22/11 at 2:55 PM
Well, there was no gardening, cooking, or anything else relevant to this blog that happened this weekend. But, since you insist, I will tell you about it. ;) My mom, my sister who lives in Moorhead,...
2/13/12 at 7:53 AM
Love Songs and Arias and BSO "History Meets Music" and "Ajax in Iraq" at the Wild Rose Theater.
Loon Opera Company fundraiser extended the deadline to 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 8. Social hour will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 11 at the Hampton Inn and Suites. Tickets are $50 each a...
2/4/12 at 9:22 PM â€œCrazy â€˜Bout Ya,â€ Babyâ€ is all I can say about â€œForever Plaidâ€ which opens at the playhouse this week. The Roxana Saberi book discussion and Mary the Kayak Lady at the Bemidji Public Library start tomorrow. Some very special congratulations. 6/5/11 at 9:04 PM
Better Late Than Never--News on Bemidji Sculpture Walk Reception and the Opera Night Gala. 5/12/11 at 10:00 AM
The Love Letter
Growing up in a fatherless home, unprotected by her mother and sexually abused by a stepfather, Amy felt unworthy of love. Then one day a love letter arrived, one she had been waiting for all her life...
2/1/12 at 9:29 AM The real jewels 12/21/11 at 8:47 AM
Got thanks? Share them! 11/23/11 at 11:32 AM
I got a phone call from a Grand Forks woman last week and she told me that there seemed to be a lot of bad news in the world, to which I agreed. She then proceeded to offer me some "good news." I acce...
11/30/11 at 12:07 PM
10 Christmas Movies to Enjoy
Now that we are past Thanksgiving, the Christmas season is in full swing. Jessica at Life as Mom has put together a list of Christmas movies to watch during the holiday season. We are all busy with...
11/26/11 at 9:58 AM Family Christmas Countdown 11/22/11 at 4:52 PM