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Monday, July 21, 2014 9:50 AM
I was so excited to be part of the Fillmore County Relay for Life event again this year. Held at the Harmony Community Center, I was busy setting up with my family during the afternoon of Friday, July 11, and we stayed busy with our task until 8:30 p.m. when the Balloons to Heaven were released and we relaxed and had fun through the early morning hours of Saturday, July 12.
  • I was so excited to be part of the Fillmore County Relay for Life event again this year. Held at the Harmony Community Center, I was busy setting up with my family during the afternoon of Friday, July 11, and we stayed busy with our task until 8:30 p.m. when the Balloons to Heaven were released and we relaxed and had fun through the early morning hours of Saturday, July 12. 
  • Regardless of lifestyle, industry or profession, successful people share many of the same rituals. Instead of getting wrapped up in all the office drama and politics, they tend to work behind the scenes. Here are some tips to help you work more quietly and diligently, making you more productive and successful. 
  • It seems we’ve been having a little preview of fall here in mid-July. It‘s been both welcomed and shunned. 
  • Penny Jacobsen of Albert Lea told me that was picking raspberries with two youngsters — one 6 years old and the other 7. 
  • Don’t let ‘The Skeleton Crew’ go missing from your book pile
    It happens every now and then: you get busy, distracted and you put them down somewhere they don’t belong. Then you spend an hour looking for them. 
  • While inspiration did not elude me this week, the search for photos to go along with the inspiration failed. One of the “stars” for my intended topic is counting on the photo and I do not want to disappoint him. So, in place of that new column, I am revisiting an old topic. The following is based on a column that originally ran on June 5, 2000, and was titled “Playful animals inspire search for charismatic and playful cow.” 
  • The dew point indicates the amount of moisture in the air. It’s the temperature at which the water vapor in air condenses into liquid at the same rate at which it evaporates. When the dew point equals the air temperature, dew forms on solid surfaces. Relative humidity is the amount of moisture in the air compared to what the air can hold at that temperature. When the air can't hold all the moisture, it condenses as dew. 
  • As strawberry season in southern Minnesota draws to a close, the raspberry season opens. 
  • New weather book not ‘full of hot air’
    For as long as there have been people, there have undoubtedly been people who’ve looked skyward and wondered if they’ll get wet, sweat or need more sunscreen. Just as it is now, their day-to-day existence was affected by weather – and because of that, early humans began to recognize trends in the atmosphere. 
  • When I was younger, over time, I observed one of the most obvious things that made people look old was slouching. Unlike wrinkles, posture is something I could do something about. I vowed I would work hard to assure I was never hunched over. 
  • The Fourth of July holiday played out a little bit differently for me this year – and it was truly enjoyable.

     
  • You will notice, as you flip through the pages of this week's Bluff Country Reader, that we are featuring several Relay for Life teams which will gather in Harmony on Friday night to help raise funds for the American Cancer Society. The money raised is used in several areas, which you can read about in my front page story. 
  • The people in your life won't always support your decisions. So you need to remember that life is not about justifying yourself, but rather creating yourself. 
  • Seeking fun - and equality - in the weather world
    I've always been a bit of an in-the-closet weather geek.

    It's my suspicion that most of us are here in the yearlong crazy conditions of the Midwest. And a lot of the time we actually carry on the activity quite openly. You won't find, for example, any 12-step meetings where a person might hesitantly step forward to say, "Hi, my name is Lisa and I'm a weather-a-holic." 
  • Charlotte Anderson of New Ulm told me she didn't like school when she was a girl. Then her fourth grade teacher started a bird program for her students. Charlotte loved it. 
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