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#40: Visit the James J Hill House (a Minnesota Historic Site)

Several years ago, I spent two months in a 5th grade classroom as a Student Teacher (completing a requirement for my MAED [Master’s of Arts in Education]). My supervising teacher was a middle-aged man named Mr. P, and he was … Continue reading

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#2: Attend the Minneapolis May Day Parade

In addition to offering a plethora of museums, sporting events, and year-round outdoor activities, Minneapolis is also home to more eclectic groups and events, such one of the largest Fringe Festival in the world, the annual naming of a dairy … Continue reading

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#3: Volunteer with Project Homeless Connect

I have written before about how my mom had my sister and I volunteering at very young ages.  At 3 and 5 years old, my sister and I were riding along with my mom as she delivered meals to shut-ins.  (I … Continue reading

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#58: Tour the Basilica

During my first visit to the city I now call home, I participated in a bus tour that drove past various landmarks and popular destinations.  As I saw sculpture gardens, art museums, theaters, and other well-known sites, I remember telling … Continue reading

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#18: Buy a glass of lemonade from a kid’s stand

Driving home from yoga class, I saw four children between the ages of 5 and 10 near the side of the road, holding signs and jumping around like lunatics. As soon as they saw a car approach, their energy intensified … Continue reading

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The J’s have it

In Outlook, sometimes symbols get mis-translated as a message is sent from one user to another.  In particular, the smile emoticon [ :) ] sometimes gets changed into the letter “J”.  I therefore find it fitting that over the course … Continue reading

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#6: Participate in an “Empty Bowls” event

One of the many things I value about the city and state in which I live is the importance placed on supporting all citizens.  Various programs and events designed to enhance and enrich quality of life abound: from parenting classes … Continue reading

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Feel the love

I am in the process of transitioning to a new team at work.  My current (soon to be ‘former’) team has a tradition that when someone in the group moves to a new area, a celebration is held where people … Continue reading

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Intention is a lot like Shaft

Stating an intention is powerful stuff, I tell ya.  I must always be careful with what I say – because if I say something, once it’s ‘out there’ in the universe, it usually occurs.  (And I promise, this is the … Continue reading

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Not just another day at the office

Yesterday the company I work for held the annual fall all-company meeting.  At these massive productions, all of the senior executives deliver a formal, scripted speech summarizing various aspects of the business from the past six months (or so), as … Continue reading

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