Savoring Summer In North Dakota

My son Noah is reticent to commit to a family vacation outside the state when it is “nice” in North Dakota. Noah’s “nice”translates to days that are not part of North Dakota’s winter. He figures if he is living with up to six months of cold, ice and snow he needs to appreciate all the “nice”…
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Let Us Remember The Fallen

On this day, let us remember the fallen. Let us recognize the sacrifice of those who lost their lives in military service to the United States. These are the Americans who deserve our respect and admiration. They gave their lives in support and defense of this country’s ideals. They fought in conflicts and wars of others’…
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Milestones…

18 years ago, I attended my oldest child’s high school graduation with my youngest child on my lap.  Sarah was just shy of 18 at the time and Cheyenne was eight-weeks old. I remember the moment with absolute clarity.  It was, in so many ways, both surreal and life affirming. I fully appreciated in that moment how…
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There Is Definitely A Hole In The Bag!

I saw a shirt the other day that read, “You may not have lost all your marbles, but there is definitely a hole in the bag.” My goodness, I resemble that remark. These days my marble bag definitely has a hole. Indeed, I am not sure my marble bag was ever full. That is not to say…
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New Age Hoarding…

I receive a daily email from a website called Hometalk. Hometalk is a site that hosts a collection of home and garden DIY projects. Their daily emails have a collection of a dozen or so DIY projects that they have collected from crafty folks from around the world that have repurposed everything from coffee stirrers to pennies.…
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