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Letting Go, Letting Life
The trek was over. I got back to Zhuhai, my home in China for the past eleven months. But though I was done trekking, I wasn't through with traveling: I had 48 left in China to ready for a long journ...
10/6/12 at 8:21 AM Small Town Saturday Night 7/28/12 at 8:57 AM
Your Young One Can Make a Difference Too!
Raising compassionate children is more important than ever, but in today's world, when children are exposed to so much negativity, parents may be wondering where to begin. Introducing kids to voluntee...
11/23/11 at 2:30 PM Style: C is for Classic 2/8/11 at 11:20 AM
Lessons of an Ordinary Life
I tend to think of my childhood as something I survived. Its not to say my parents didnt do their best, but unlike my siblings, I wasnt born with obvious natural gifts, and I struggled to understand w...
4/28/11 at 8:25 PM Missing You Already 1/11/11 at 10:09 PM
In the last two days, I have taken a glance at two of the magazines I get, and without even reading a single article already felt like an underachieving, ineffective mother. Which is fairly ridiculou...
2/22/11 at 2:09 PM
Showtime! It's Payday!
Our finances seem to affect everyone in a roundabout way. We are a blended family of seven. Even though the two oldest are adults, it seems like on a regular basis something is needed and as parents w...
1/13/11 at 10:55 AM
Circle of friends
All you had to do was drive by the Willmar Middle School Friday afternoon or evening to see that something big was happening. It's hard not to catch the excitement as the Kandiyohi County Relay for Li...
7/27/10 at 8:01 AM Death, politics and denial 8/7/09 at 8:40 AM
Waiting too long to call hospice 5/27/09 at 11:23 AM
Fresh cherries brighten bran muffins
I'm going to be spending a few days with my butter-loving, almost-two-year-old granddaughter who most appreciates a bit of butter on a muffin. I usually bake up a batch of Bran Date Muffins for her -...
7/3/10 at 6:01 PM Be cool with a summer sip from the past: Apricot Slush 6/5/10 at 6:01 PM
Chili-Rubbed Tilapia with Mangoes
My hands are a little beat up today. And Therese's might be, too. That's because last night, we put together about 8 gallons of homemade mango salsa that the Herald crew will be serving tonight a...
6/5/09 at 2:32 AM Mango Salsa 4/13/09 at 7:37 AM