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Tuesday, May 05, 2015 8:10 AM

After the first couple of days in Bangkok this winter, I realized I had not really brought along clothes that were practical for the real tropics. I looked at all of the things I had unpacked and realized I had not been really thinking about Bangkok; I was ready for a Minnesota summer. After all, that was where I was when I packed and in the hubbub of this last winter, I will just say I wasn’t paying enough attention to what I was doing. As a result, I had very few pieces of clothing that would be truly comfortable in the typical heat and humidity of Thailand.

  • Well, the robins that migrated back here have had three snows on their tails, so it should be spring. It should be.

     
  • In the new book, “One Night” by Eric Jerome Dickey, you see two people about to make a mistake.

     
  • After the first couple of days in Bangkok this winter, I realized I had not really brought along clothes that were practical for the real tropics. I looked at all of the things I had unpacked and realized I had not been really thinking about Bangkok; I was ready for a Minnesota summer. After all, that was where I was when I packed and in the hubbub of this last winter, I will just say I wasn’t paying enough attention to what I was doing. As a result, I had very few pieces of clothing that would be truly comfortable in the typical heat and humidity of Thailand.

     
  • There were many special moments with family and wonderful memories created throughout my niece’s wedding weekend. My eldest niece, Katelyn, married her best friend, Christopher Marlatt, on April 11 in Mankato. It was the first beautiful day after a rainy and cold weekend and it seemed as if God was shining blessings on us all as we celebrated the newlyweds.

     
  • A couple weeks back, you may have read right here about my having good and bad days due to issues like missteps happening when I’m out and about. (I sure hope the feet stepped on are OK.) Additionally, I’ve been having other health things going on. So here’s an update as my recovery and rehabilitation continue from my accident and stroke in September of 2012.

     
  • The United States Postal Service celebrated the life and work of Maya Angelou by unveiling a stamp with her portrait and a quotation. A lovely expression. Unfortunately, the words on the stamp weren’t originally written by the poet.

     
  • The turn of the weather to windy and cold has slowed my gardening. It's probably a good thing because my endless shoveling and digging left me with a sore back.

     
  • Bookworm Sez: Sink your teeth into feisty actress memoir

    Once you’ve got something, you never let go, whether it’s a coveted item or a new idea. You’re dogged in your determination, seizing things with a grip that doesn’t let up. It’s a personality trait that’s served you well, and in the new book “Born with Teeth” by Kate Mulgrew, you’ll meet a kindred spirit.

     
  • After a little over a year of anticipating my niece’s wedding, I am now cherishing special moments from a weekend filled with celebrations and exciting events.

     
  • I was exceptionally excited last week when a glossy, four-color, magazine-like publication showed up in my mailbox.

     
  • The snow had left, but it’s Minnesota, so I know that it hadn’t gone far.

     
  • Bookworm Sez: Science book for young  readers is cosmic choice

    Some people choose to hang out with friends after dark. Some go to movies, listen to music, or just go to sleep. But you – as soon as it’s dark — you lie down somewhere quiet and look up. That’s where the stars are, and in the new book by CAP Saucier, you can learn to “Explore the Cosmos Like Neil deGrasse Tyson.”

     
  • For quite some time I had been thinking about Diane, a former graduate student of mine who became a good friend. I knew she and her partner, Phyl, had purchased a home a couple of years ago in Sun City — the next suburb to Peoria, Ariz., where we are — and I remembered that they made quick trips out here as a getaway whenever they could grab the time. Neither of them had retired, and both of them have incredibly demanding jobs and travel schedules. So a trip to their Arizona home was always special for them, and I hoped that maybe we could connect sometime while we are all here. 
  • When I was browsing one of my favorite online markets recently, I stumbled across a journal that may provide the right forum for my thoughts.

     
  • Just as spring has presented good and not-so-good sides to us – I see that as the sunny, warm days contrasted with much colder, windy and snow threatening/hail producing days – I’ve been having ups and downs in “Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Land” this spring.

     
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