Don’t Rain On My Parade Québec!

I am on the annual Oprah and Gayle pilgrimage to Québec , Canada to visit my darling grandchildren, Noah Jr. and Cortney, with my son Noah. The pilgrimage was so named long ago as an homage to Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King’s Big Adventure – a 10 day road trip from California to New York.…
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Revel, If Only For A Moment, In This Recognition…

Today I would like to congratulate a group of students  who were honored by North Dakota State University’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Global Outreach  with a Green and Gold Award for the Student Organization of the Year.  The organization, American Legion Post #400, has done a number of noteworthy things in its short tenure…
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My 15 Is Everyone Else’s 35…

I had an opportunity to speak to the mall tenants today about emergency management issues. I was excited to do so, even it was an 8 AM gathering which really isn’t prime Carol time.  Noah went along and sat in the back of the room.  I asked him to cue me when I had used…
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I Have Not Been Un-friended, Yet.

On the way to work today (yes, I am still alive, but the green gills remain), I heard some interesting statistics on the radio that I feel compelled to share.  According to Facebook data, one in four Facebook users (ages 18-34) have been embarrassed by a parent’s status post or photo that a parent has…
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Guilty Of Stupidity In The First Degree…

After using a simple flower display (that has long been in my bedroom) for some photos I took with the tables Mike made, I realized that the flowers were looking a little haggard.  They were droopy and dusty and had seen better days.  I tried beating the dust off of the flowers, but that did…
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