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Katelyn and Chris Marlatt are looking stunning in this photo at their reception. The two were married on Saturday, April 11, in Mankato. I am excited to have a new nephew to add to my “kiddoes.”
Katelyn and Chris Marlatt are looking stunning in this photo at their reception. The two were married on Saturday, April 11, in Mankato. I am excited to have a new nephew to add to my “kiddoes.”
Monday, April 20, 2015 11:20 AM

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.

  • 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.

     
  • Food for the Neighborhood: Leftover eggs perfect for various kinds of deviled eggs

    A favorite pre-Easter event for my grandkids is coloring hard-boiled eggs at Grandma's house. It's a messy, tedious job, perfect for a grandparent's kitchen.

     
  • Bookworm Sez: New crime novel may cause  readers to lose control of time

    Deny no more. You’ve finally come to accept it: the future really isn’t in your hands. You have no control over others, either, which is the hardest lesson to learn. And certainly, in the new book “Endangered” by C.J. Box, there’s no control over who becomes victim of a crime.

     
  • On Easter Sunday we went to a concert. Some would say it was a church service, but to me it was a concert, and a wonderful one at that.

     
  • Last Friday morning, I swear I heard my toes screaming in protest as I put them back into socks and further smothered them by cramming them back into my winter shoes. After two days of warmer temperatures when they enjoyed breathing in the spring air through my strappy sandals, I opted to keep them warm rather than continuing to wear shoes that are more practical on 60-degree days than 40-degree days.

     
  • They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world — someone to love, something to do and something to hope for. I don’t think anything could be closer to the truth, and yet all too often we find ways of complicating things for ourselves. We look for happiness where it does not exist – in shallow goals and desires – in possessions, quick thrills and impressing the wrong people.

     
  • Visiting a state park provides a chance to kick back, return to Mother Nature, possibly walk in historic footsteps, and typically a whole lot more. Many times it also provides another opportunity – a welcome break from an overabundance of people and their annoyances and demands in our lives.

     
  • I had one of those stare out the window moments. Sometimes, it’s just the thing to do. Most of the world is out there somewhere. Daydreaming delights me and a window offers fascinating things well worth contemplating. Each gaze brings amazement. Each glimpse brings wonder. During this particular look, the signs of spring were outnumbered by the signs of March -- a March made of both winter and spring. Cold and snow prevailed. Spring could have been just a myth.

     
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