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Monday, January 26, 2015 9:17 AM

Something I thought was never possible has happened. I have been reading the sports pages in the daily newspaper. Well, I don’t read the whole sports section, but I have become interested in reading whatever the writers are saying about the Gopher women’s and men’s basketball teams.

  • Last week was the one-year anniversary of my car accident. I was traveling north on Highway 52 when I hit black ice, lost control of my car and rolled it four or five times down a hill. It was 30-below and all of my winter emergency items, including my cell phone, had been ejected from my car.

     
  • If I were young, I think I’d be all over this upcoming event. The National Park Service (NPS) is calling young adults to participate in a “Walking Classroom” that promises to be both educational and quite memorable. It recognizes an event that occurred 50 years ago.

     
  •   It was as cold as normal. It was so cold that the fine print in my cellphone contract had gotten even smaller. Winters here are gelid enough that people watch TV shows that are nothing more than a fireplace. Stouthearted individuals have been known to open front doors to leave and say, "Forget it," before retreating to the comforting hold of familiar blankets. 
  • Bookworm Sez: New mystery, thriller will have readers in ‘edgy squirminess’
    To your eye, it’s unique and whoever lives there must be interesting. They probably have tons of friends and fabulous lives. In the new book, “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins, spying on them is the ticket to knowing. 
  • Something I thought was never possible has happened. I have been reading the sports pages in the daily newspaper. Well, I don’t read the whole sports section, but I have become interested in reading whatever the writers are saying about the Gopher women’s and men’s basketball teams.

     
  • I finally gave up my old LG cell phone when it no longer kept a charge in the battery. It worked just fine as long as I was “plugged in” to the charger, but that kind of defeated the purpose of having a “mobile” phone. I had that phone for many years, resisting the urge to upgrade to a smart phone.

     
  • You know it’s trouble when the online blog is titled “No run should ever end with an air-lift.”

     
  • I heard the faint sounds of birds coming from the depths of an arborvitae, a favorite hideout of house sparrows.

     
  • One of my husband's favorite fish fries in Wisconsin serves clam chowder as part of the meal. It wasn't until I was poring through a new cookbook, while attending a school dance invitational in Winona, that I realized creating chowder is not very difficult.

     
  • Bookworm Sez: Young adult book provides  unique look at family dynamics
    You might not be related by blood or ceremony, but you belong to them and they to you. They are your family but, as you’ll see in the new book “A List of Things That Didn’t Kill Me” by Jason Schmidt, they won’t always catch you when you fall.  
  • Winter is definitely upon Minnesota. We spent a short three weeks or so in Arizona at our soon-to-be winter home, and from the distance watched the weather up here with no envy whatsoever. However, now we are back at the St. Paul condo for some appointments and meetings before we leave for Thailand; on Saturday we landed right into the middle of minus-zero weather. Out of self-preservation, cabin fever has set right in.

     
  • Make 2015 YOUR year! It’s time to start by believing in yourself and your own abilities. Truth be told, you can’t berate yourself into a better version of yourself. Even though I know this, sometimes I still fall victim to my own negative thinking. Sometimes I’m downright rude to myself. I make a mistake, or fall short of my own expectations, and instead of treating it as a learning opportunity, I beat myself up about it.

     
  • I guess we typically have the much-welcomed tradeoff of brilliant, mood enhancing sunshine when it’s bitterly cold. If you can stay inside and sit by a warm window to soak it up, that’s great. If you’re outside dealing with it . . . well . . . not so much. But you know that.

     
  • It was cold. I could tell because the rabbits were wearing earmuffs.

     
  • Bookworm Sez: Meet Rags, a hero from WWI

    Ask your family, your friends, and they’ll tell you that your dog is pretty wonderful. They’ve seen his tricks. They know how well-behaved he is, how he protects you and how he makes you laugh. Your lives are richer because of your dog.

     
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