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Your Guide to Monthly Subscription Boxes
It's not a secret that I love to shop. I especially love shopping when I don't need to leave my house! Monthly subscription boxes... they're everywhere these days. Beauty products, crafts, beer, toys....
3/16/13 at 4:06 PM
There comes a time each year when my patience completely expires. It arrives at different times, but historically I don't make it more than a couple months into the new year before I exclaim to everyo...
2/20/13 at 11:12 PM A hot boyfriend or a hot flash - I'll take either. 9/17/12 at 8:26 PM
The hummingbird's dance... 6/1/12 at 5:30 PM
Sometimes we come across sights that get us to stop and appreciate what we are looking at. We call these eye candy. Then there are views that stop our movement, yet take us someplace new. Alan Taylor...
12/4/12 at 8:32 AM The Witches Next Door 4/9/12 at 9:14 AM
New Year's Recognition 12/31/11 at 5:32 PM
6 Fall Activities To Try
Fall is here whichLEAVES lots of possibilitiesfor things to do while those leaves are turning and falling off the trees. It's such a beautiful time ofyear so why not enjoy being outside and bondingw...
10/15/12 at 3:04 PM
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 9:21 AM Wild Monkeys 9/22/12 at 7:53 AM
Baby Pee and Apple Tree
My little boy peed on me twice in one diaper change. Speaking of the 16th letter, by drawing a shape with some semblance to the letter P and applying Illustrators 3D Revolve effect, youll get what a...
9/24/12 at 8:03 PM
Nature Scavenger Hunt
7/27/12 at 9:10 AM
Please Stop Educating Me -- I Want to Learn Something
I am one of the 1 percent. Nah, I'm not talking money; when it comes to that I'm in another 1 percent, you know, the ones who re-use plastic grocery bags as spontaneous suitcases for overnight trips....
7/25/12 at 12:28 PM Life Is a Gift 6/20/12 at 3:09 PM
Writing a column is like preparing dinner; sometimes you make a nice Sunday dinner and sometimes you heat up leftovers. You are getting the latter this week. Pet Dander I heard a recent study...
6/23/12 at 8:27 AM
'Mother Nature always wins'
The new issue of the North Dakota State University Crop & Pest Report is out, and it's full of the latest developments involving weeds, insects and crop diseases across the state.In reading throug...
5/31/12 at 2:26 PM
I like autumn in North Dakota. We can sleep with the windows open and the breeze caresses us as we cuddle under the blankets. I can smell woodsmoke; someone has a fireplace lit. I know it won't be lo...
9/29/11 at 10:23 AM Digging in the dirt 6/8/11 at 11:07 AM
Last rose of the season 10/19/10 at 4:40 PM
Sea of White
Sinking in over a foot of snow (if not more) and being tranformed from a living fuctional unit into a statue made of ice, winter in Minnesota can best be described as an odessy in itself. Fighting t...
1/11/11 at 6:49 PM
A Hoarfrosty Day
If you live in Fargo you undoubtedly drove to work in wonder at the beautiful example of hoarfrost in the valley. Hoarfrost, also referred to as radiation frost, is the type of loosely deposited white...
12/7/10 at 2:36 PM
faith fridays: 'a tiny whispering sound'
In the first Book of Kings, read a few weeks ago at Mass (9: 91, 11-13a), we were reminded of a time Elijah was at the Mountain of God, Horeb, standing before a cave where he'd come to find shelter. W...
6/27/10 at 5:44 PM mama mondays: when you gotta go... 3/22/09 at 5:12 PM
Happy Arbor Day!
Today is Arbor Day, which is actually a pretty old holiday dating from 1872, back in the bad old days before any kind of environmental awareness or good enviro...
4/30/10 at 12:00 AM Update: Do Foxes Climb Trees? 12/30/09 at 4:18 AM