Category Archives: Immigration

MINNESOTA DIRECTIONS

After reading James Liliks’ Sunday column in the Star Tribune, I had to chuckle because he aptly synced-in with a major observation of mine. In writing about why Minnesotans decide to leave this state, the first thing on his list … Continue reading

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HERITAGE – A TRIBUTE

My Fergus Falls Writers Group (of which I am the noted and most highly enthusiastic groupie) is for people who are writing for profit as well as passion, and the gathering serves as a combination editing, critique team/cheering section. I … Continue reading

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THE DOLDRUMS

There is an inter-tropical convergent zone in our earthworld which exists between 30-35 degrees north and 30-35 degrees south, somewhere between the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans. It’s known as The Doldrums. “Dold” is an archaic word for stupid. When … Continue reading

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CITIZENSHIP APPLICATION

It has been over one year since I started this blog about the trials and foibles and delights of moving from California to Minnesota. Of one thing I’m now certain – there really, truly are differences between the two “lands” … Continue reading

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WHAT CAN’T BE REPLACED

When Kristen Daum, the Fargo Forum reporter, came to Aunt Lil’s in Hickson, North Dakota last week, we didn’t know what to expect.  My cousins – Debbie, Ross and Curt were there, along with Aunt Lil. Kristen  had surprised us … Continue reading

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RIGHT MAKES MIGHT

Ever since we moved to Minnesota last spring, there has been a looming, ironic, unfortunate happening in the wings. In January I wrote about it in an entry entitled “The Irony of it All.”  To recap – the Army Corps … Continue reading

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THE IRONY OF IT ALL

  If you have been following this saga of the snowbirds in reverse (as we call ourselves) you would be aware that our journey from California to Minnesota began with a dream to retire back where my ancestors arrived when … Continue reading

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