A Drift of Cottonwood Snow

A Drift of Cottonwood Snow

There was something in the air yesterday. As I crossed the parking lot at work, I felt as if I was walking through a snowglobe in July. Cottonwood seeds drifted and swirled in billowy fluffs,...
Summer Jobs: Babysitting

Summer Jobs: Babysitting

(Beneath that mild-mannered exterior is: The Babysitter!)Think back to your summer jobs as a young teenager. How many of you babysat? Without even thinking very hard, I recalled a few of...
Unplug & Recharge

Unplug & Recharge

I've been feeling the need to unplug, get away, take a few deep breaths, and recharge the batteries. We all have our "happy places" and mine is near the border. When I live in God's Country,...
Sports Talk

Sports Talk

For years, I've perfected the cheering lingo of the various sports our sons have played. Each one has its own unique language.Baseball: Nice cut -- Good hit -- Right to the glove -- Just...
Avian Ponderings

Avian Ponderings

We drove to Fergus Falls yesterday, where I was delighted to find a common egret rookery in "full bloom." The tiny offshore island in the small city park lake was loaded with nesting egrets....
Memory & Smell

Memory & Smell

Our olefactory sense is one that evokes deep memories. I have always been able to "smell spring," and until I do, spring isn't really here. Seeing the first robin means nothing if the satisfying...

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