Tag Archives: my sweetie

Beyond 101: Visit the Art Shanty Projects

I live in a state where winter can occupy the climate for six months of the year – literally.  (I.e., November through April – or longer.)  Fortunately, I also live in a state populated by hearty and determined folk of … 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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#27: Attend a mosque

I have written before about how I have been a spiritual seeker all my life.  While I feel that I have now connected with a philosophy and set of teachings that address my spiritual needs, I remain very interested in … Continue reading

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#12: Try letterboxing

If you have been reading this blog for a while, you know that volunteering is an important part of my life.  From 2010-2012 I spent Friday mornings in a second grade classroom where I tutored individual students for 90 minutes, … 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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#1: See the Winter Carnival ice sculptures

Minnesotans are a hearty stock of people.  The determined Viking grit combined with the strong Midwest American work ethic produces a breed of individual that can yield a formidable culture.  Thankfully, a sizable portion of the population also has a … Continue reading

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Life

Today I had to make a difficult decision: was I going to honor the life of a former colleague at a memorial service, or celebrate the life of my husband by participating in his birthday plans?  Missing either event did … Continue reading

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#76: Try a new type of cheese

I once dated a guy who didn’t like cheese.  The demise of our relationship involved a lot more than his disdain for dairy – but that didn’t help.  :)  Fortunately, the man I married is a fan of fromage in … Continue reading

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A wisdom exchange

While my husband and I travel multiple times over the course of a year to a variety of destinations, rarely do we take a vacation as a solo couple – a fact I would like to change.  So this year, … Continue reading

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#9: Go to a Twins game

One of my husband’s primary interests is sports. He plays with organized athletic teams multiple nights every week, and watches hundreds of hours of professional sports on television every year. Often times, my sweetie will be sitting in the living … Continue reading

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