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Renewed hunger for life
My storage tank of column ideas was empty until last night. I had a good dream that made me think; which then made me write-which brings us to the business at hand. I had a friend die a few years ago...
4/5/13 at 7:21 AM Rural Reflections Radio 3/28/13 at 10:46 AM
Die winter, die 3/23/13 at 6:06 AM
Winter Driving, Prepare
Do you have an emergency car or winter storm kit? These make great gifts for family and friends. This kit should include the following: blanket or sleeping bag coffee can with a cover for emergency...
3/10/13 at 7:54 AM Black Ice Fall Can Be Very Dangerous 11/23/10 at 7:53 AM
Winter in Duluth, MN, May 7th, 2010 5/7/10 at 2:27 PM
Pacific Rim Grilled Steak
I love to grill in the Winter. It makes me feel like I am defying mother nature. Every Fall we move the gargantuan gas grill up four steps so it can be closer to the patio door. At least once a week, ...
1/21/13 at 7:36 PM
You absolutely must see the Winter Hexagon tonight
There's a reason the winter sky is so full of sparkling stars. A great many are concentrated around the constellation Orion the form of a gigantic hexagon. How big is it? I made a fist and reached m...
1/17/13 at 12:11 PM Make a toast to the New Year's Eve midnight sky 12/31/12 at 11:40 AM
Happy New Baktun and a joyous solstice to all 12/21/12 at 10:00 AM
Awash with Squash
It was a dark and stormy night. Amidst the raging wind, and while I sat cosily knitting on the couch, The Norwegian Artist and the Son and Heir brought in the last of the garden's harvest. (Those o...
10/17/12 at 4:37 PM
Pumpkin Pie? No, thank you.
A custard-like mixture of pureed pumpkin, eggs, seasonal spices, sugar and cream makes its way to the dinner table in many homes in America on Thanksgiving Day. I'll pass on that, thank you. It's not...
11/23/11 at 8:15 AM Zesty Black Bean Pie with Spaghetti Squash Crust 11/1/10 at 6:00 AM
Warm Up with Enlightened Winter Soup 1/9/10 at 7:01 PM
I am hosting a get together tonight, and since I've been procrastinating, OF COURSE, and there is lots to do still, you are getting some photos today. Some of you might be relieved. But you don't have...
2/11/11 at 1:30 PM Now where are the earplugs? 2/4/11 at 3:29 PM
Archaeology 1/28/11 at 5:59 PM
Sea of White
Sinking in over a foot of snow (if not more) and being tranformed from a living fuctional unit into a statue made of ice, winter in Minnesota can best be described as an odessy in itself. Fighting t...
1/11/11 at 6:49 PM German Christmas Market Pics 4: Bayreuth 12/17/10 at 10:53 PM
10 Winter Produce Picks from The Green Guide
These are ten organic varieties you should buy according to the www.thegreenguide.com Apples, celery root, garlic, kale, onions, pears, potatoes, rutabagas, turnips, and winter squash Check out you...
1/2/11 at 7:26 PM
Hazelnut Hot Chocolate
Here is a fun recipe that is sure to please everyone this holiday season from the littlest of children to the great grandparents! Hazelnut Hot Chocolate 3 quarts2% milk 3 cupsHeavy Whipping Cream 1 ...
12/14/10 at 4:47 PM Mini Pumpkin Muffins 11/17/10 at 8:19 AM
Butternut Squash & Apple Soup 10/21/10 at 5:52 AM
'Tis the season to be icy
Blog readers don't need me to tell them the obvious: It's icy and slippery outdoors, and if you aren't careful, you could fall and break a bone or get a concussion. Heartland Orthopedic Specialists o...
12/13/10 at 1:00 PM
Modern Snow Shoes: The Yaktrax Walker Traction Cleats
Walking outside today? Looking for an easy-to-use, lightweight traction device for your shoes? Turn to the spikeless Yaktrax Walker traction cleats, which offer 10 times the gripping points as any ...
11/24/10 at 2:32 PM
Homegrown Day 1: Wait. Is this Sunday?
Musicians scheduled for the rest of Homegrown Music Festival have a tough job: Can they match or exceed what happened on Sunday's kickoff, New Band Night? My iPhone said it was Sunday, but inside Pizz...
5/3/10 at 6:40 AM
Canada 3, USA 2, OT
By ALAN ROBINSON, Associated Press writer VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — With the flick of Sidney Crosby’s wrist, Canada found Olympic redemption. F...
2/28/10 at 1:40 PM USA 6, Finland 1 2/26/10 at 12:10 PM
USA Women Reach Finals 2/22/10 at 2:59 PM
Canada squad takes party to the ice
Finally, fans of the Olympics got a women's hockey game worth watching. Unfortunately, the behavior afterwards was jaw-dropping. Canada defeated the USA in the gold-medal game of women's hockey Thursd...
2/25/10 at 7:30 PM Miller's effort puts Canada in tough spot 2/21/10 at 5:54 PM
The power of facial hair 2/17/10 at 4:02 AM