I’ve had the flu. Not a very bad dose, but enough to put me in bed for a couple of days and enough to block up my ears and cut off my hearing completely. 1,211 more words
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As winter approaches, we are seeing many changes in our bird populations. Some birds, like robins, have formed large flocks and are slowly moving south. Others, like our juncos, have just recently arrived but are only passing through on their journey from northern Canada to southern Minnesota and beyond. 1,211 more words
The holiday season has arrived and with it a boatload of potential stressors, good and bad. The delight of being a party host or guest are examples of good stress (and if this is not the case, your stress management assignment begins with asking yourself why you bother?). 796 more words
We are on the cusp of the holiday season. It’s a special time of year but sadly, it is often freighted with challenges. Responsibilities metastasize and usually include some combination of peeling potatoes; coring and slicing apples; ironing table cloths; Christmas shopping; writing cards; and putting up decorations. 357 more words
All writing is about the intended reader (that is, the audience). Whether it’s a book, song, movie, opera, website, marketing brochure, grant proposal, or fundraising letter, the one priority for the writer to keep in mind is that the intended recipient matters most. 486 more words
I stopped running over ten years ago to preserve my surgically repaired knees.
Two years ago I had difficulty on the way down from a 7200 ft climb up to Hanging Lake. 13 more words