Category Archives: beliefs

Ribbon Fatigue?

Apparently, “World Autism Day” happened this year on Saturday, April 2. People were asked to light their houses blue (not sure how… go buy special outdoor lights and point them at the house, maybe? Change all of the bulbs in … Continue reading

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You Are Beautiful

I sat at the picnic table, in the shade of the shelter, pretending to read my book while I was *really* eavesdropping on the four very large ladies a couple of tables over who were planning their upcoming Weekend at … Continue reading

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It’s about being neighborly

There are so many issues surrounding the proposed Community Center/Mosque, called “Cordoba House” near Ground Zero that I don’t know where to start. A list seems like a good idea, as the issues pop to mind: It’s very close to … Continue reading

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Jesse Ventura. What do you think?

Ah, Jesse Ventura. Former Governor of uh, um…….my state of Minnesota! Is this guy a kook or what? I mean really. Have any of you heard him talk about his new book? “American Conspiracies: Lies, Lies and More Dirty Lies the Government Tells Us.” He was … Continue reading

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What is a role model?

You know, when this first came on the news, I thought so what, who cares. It’s none of our business and it shouldn’t be news. Tiger Woods! I figured something was up. Who’s driving like that in their driveway in … Continue reading

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Meridith’s Dog

This is one of those e-mail stories that’s circulating.  It’s a beautiful story, and there’s no harm in it, so I didn’t “Snopes” it.  I don’t want to know.  I’d rather just believe that it’s true.  ~Laura It is not … Continue reading

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Question of the day

What thought or message would you want to put in a fortune cookie?

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Update on Daniel Hauser written by Laura

A couple hundred years ago, a bunch of tired, bedraggled, bonneted and buckled people walked onto a shore, and declared that this was the New World.  Here was a place where they could practice their religion freely, without interference from … Continue reading

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How long do you keep leftovers?

How long are leftovers good???  I am so guilty of saving food that I know won’t get eaten.  Very guilty.  I think most of us have a problem with throwing good food away so into the refrigerator it goes.  Most of the … Continue reading

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Who should decide?

I was wondering if you’ve all heard of Daniel Hauser, a 13-year-old boy with Hodgkin’s lymphoma?  He’s from Sleepy Eye Minnesota so we’ve been hearing about it on the news now for days.  Doctors testified in court last week that Daniel … Continue reading

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Miss California Sparks Furor With Gay Marriage Comments

I’m going out on a big limb with this one but it’s got nothing to do with my personal view on anything.  It’s just something that has me wondering WHAT THE HECK? I don’t normally write stuff like this but … Continue reading

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Do You Believe in Magic?

Trinity asked me tonight if the Easter bunny is real. Of course, my 4 year old is sitting right there and at his age I didn’t want to spoil things yet. So, I danced around the question for as long … Continue reading

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Kid’s Questions

Today must be my day for in depth questions from my kids and good stuff coming in the mail!  This morning I picked Christopher up from preschool as usual.  I asked how his day was and he said, “Fine mom.  … Continue reading

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Potluck

Since Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, some of us at work decided to do something fun.  We’re having a potluck!  Now, I realize that a potluck doesn’t sound like a barrel of laughs for many of you, but we in … Continue reading

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A new day… a new beginning

It’s not very often I have to get up really early. I have one daycare boy, 2 years old, that gets here at 5:30am, he goes back to sleep. However when his brother comes along which is close to never, … Continue reading

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The lost generation

I got this from Pam and thought it was the neatest thing ever.  

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Question of the day

To what extent do other’s beliefs influence you?

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THROUGH A CHILD’S EYES

                             

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The SPIRIT of the Season (Jen Henry)

I recently read a blog post debating the relevance of adding Santa to your child’s life. Was it really necessary? Did it provide anything meaningful? I responded with a comment explaining that in my household we do celebrate the holidays … Continue reading

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Who gets the vote?? Ballot recount.

We all know what a dirty election this past one was.  Well, here in Minnesota, it’s still not over.  We still don’t know who our next Senator will be.  I think we’ve pretty much heard it all.  Everyday it’s up and … Continue reading

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Teen Organ Donors

This is a very sad story from a friend of mine at work.  Her niece died in a pedestrian/car accident.  It was an accident plain and simple so there was no blame passed around.  She was 16 years old and … Continue reading

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Cheating. Who admits to it more?

When I heard this was coming up on the news the other night, my first thought wasn’t “who cheats more, men or women“, but more likely, who would admit to it? I mean can you imagine a man with a news crew … Continue reading

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Christmas Music WAY to soon

Sue and I were talking about this just last week. Jason had introduced me to a new radio station one day on the boat and I’ve literally been listening to it ever since.  I love that channel.   So last … Continue reading

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Question of the Day

Do you grill all year round?

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Don’t forget to vote

I’m sure it would be pretty hard to forget with the way this election has gotten but please don’t forget to vote.  No matter who you vote for, your vote counts.

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