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What I like about me

One of my writing friends achieved a milestone with her blog today – she published her 100th post.  (Woot!)  To celebrate her accomplishment, she decided to celebrate herself – and she loudly and proudly wrote 10 things she likes about … Continue reading

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10 powerful books

One my blogging friends (Joss at Crowing Crone) invited her readers to participate in book sharing exercise: specifically, to list 10 books that have stayed with us in some way. As I jotted down a few titles that came immediately to … Continue reading

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#19: Buy Cookie Cart cookies

As a young girl I spent several years in Girl Scout Troop #247.  (Don’t ask me how I can remember that number when I forget so many other details of my life; it’s funny what items stick in a person’s … Continue reading

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#65: Check out the student union at Macalester

It’s only been within the past few years that I have fully recognized January 1 as the start of a new annual cycle.  Before then, my mind “knew” that 11:59 pm on December 31 signaled the end of one measure … Continue reading

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#57: Go to one Alliance Française event

Like so many events that have occurred in my life, I unintentionally stumbled my way into French.  When I was in elementary school I had the good fortune to have foreign language classes integrated into my regular academic curriculum.  In … Continue reading

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#21: Go ziplining

Miguel Cooke* was one of many “problem students” at the elementary school I attended.  (Note that I attended elementary school in the early 1980s – a time when ‘political correctness’ didn’t really exist.  These days, students like Miguel would most … Continue reading

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#82: Answer the “50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind”

I can’t remember how or why I stumbled on the list of “50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind”; but if answering a mere 50 questions will result in liberation, I’m totally willing to do that work!  So, over the … Continue reading

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#38: Visit the American Swedish Institute (a Minnesota Historic Site)

For the past several years, all the adults on my husband’s side of our family have opted to follow a name exchange program to facilitate Christmas gift-giving.  For 2012 my husband’s younger brother drew my name, and consulted my husband … Continue reading

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#85: Make baklava

During my youth my mom worked part-time outside the home, and full-time inside of it.  As a result, my parents, sister, and I all sat down to a home-cooked family dinner nearly every week night.  My mom usually served simple-yet-balanced … Continue reading

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Sweet sharing, complaisant counsel

Early this morning I logged on to my computer and began the routine task of sifting through my emails.  As I flipped past a few “deals” and deleted a few FYI-only notes, I saw a message from one of my … Continue reading

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