Category Archives: minnesota life

CHAOS REIGNED

This was my first caucus. It may be my last. In California we held primaries and I recall always thinking how patriotically engaging it must be to actively participate in the democratic process like some states do. I was raised … Continue reading

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SURVIVING NATURE

We have a “movie club” with friends, going as a group to chosen, anticipated films and returning to someone’s house afterwards for food, drink, comaraderie and conversation. Unfortunately in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, there are limited choices at the Westridge Mall … Continue reading

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MISTER AND MISSUS

One morning just before dawn I was awakened by popping sounds. Three. And then four. A pause. Two more. It went on throughout first light, coming from all directions. I laid very still, awake now, focusing and straining to hear … Continue reading

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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 WINTER OF MY DISCONTENT

  In the past I’ve written about “the wonder of wafting flakes, the cushy clumps of white upon the evergreens, the comfort of saying the word, “brrrr” as I peek outside, simultaneously rubbing my hands together as I smell the … Continue reading

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X MARKS THE SPOT

  We have officially been marked. Branded. Condemned.       And along with the shocking scarlet letter, we received an official communication from the city of Fergus Falls, MN which notified us that the Tree Inspector had made his … Continue reading

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