The Long Line

Meaningful daily rituals bring comfort and joy into our lives

“A daily ritual is a way of saying I’m voting for myself. I’m taking care of myself.” —Martel Hemingway With each passing year, I have learned the importance and power of daily rituals. Life is fast. It seems to be getting faster all the time. Between work and family we live very busy lives. Rituals can help us navigate our […]


Hydration can boost massage’s benefits

Are you as excited for the warmer weather as I am? I am loving feeling the warmth of the sun on my skin and so looking forward to spending more time outside. Whether it’s cleaning the horse barn, brushing out horses or even getting a horse ride in, I am so glad warmer weather is here! With warmer weather comes […]

Annihilate stress: A guide for exhausted parents and caregivers

Hi, I’m Genevieve. I’m a grateful believer in Jesus Christ, and a recovering alcoholic/addict. I’ve been sober for 14 years, five months and 20 days. I’m a beloved wife, mother, and a certified teacher with a master’s degree in teaching and learning. I am a worship leader, a photographer, and a Sunday School teacher. I was born with inverted psoriasis, […]


Sally handles stressful situations with humor and prizes

Greetings and Sallytations! The Florida haircut. My husband Mark has big, thick hair that grows unbelievably fast. For some reason, the hair on top of his head grows much faster than the sides. His hair is a cross between a Chia Pet, a person whose finger was stuck in a light socket, or Kramer’s twin from the TV show “Seinfeld.” […]

Grown on The Range

A sweet farm produces maple syrup, wine, and honey

EMBARRASS — The sap is running in Minnesota and all over the northland. Folks are trekking out to the sugar bush to monitor taps and collect sap. I grew up in Illinois where spring came a lot earlier than it does here in Minnesota, and we thought pancake syrup was that dark corn syrup in the Karo bottle. That thick […]


LEO (July 23 to August 22) Time for the Lion to total the plusses and minuses resulting from recent personal and/or professional decisions. See what worked, what didn’t and why, and base your next big move on the results. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) The clever Virgo can make persuasion work by presenting a case built on hard facts. […]

Weather outlook: more rain is needed, but will April deliver?

Channel 3 sports legend Marsh Nelson grew up across the street from my dad in Tower so we watched a lot of KDAL when I was a child in the ‘60s. But when Dennis Anderson and Jack McKenna teamed up at Channel 10 in the ‘70s, we switched allegiance. I remember many a time watching Jack back in the day. […]

What’s on my Mind

Frieda’s follies

Our puppy’s antics—that’s what’s on my mind A while back I promised not to focus my columns on our new puppy, Frieda, and I’ve held steadfast to that. However, it’s time to check-in so you can be privy to what she’s been up to. Frieda, our miniature (but not quite so miniature) schnauzer, is now about 9 months old. She […]

Healthy for Life

Welcome to this blessed, happy season of spring and Easter

Happy hippity-hoppin’ springtime, everyone, as we celebrate a new season and the onset of Easter events. It is a most gracious time to experience the magnificent feeling of renewed spirit and energy that the holy spring season delivers. It’s wonderful to see so many people out and about walking and enjoying their presence with the earth while nature lavishes our […]


Not a morning person, Sally continues to struggle for morning quiet time

Greetings and Sallytations! Congratulations to all of us for surviving a full year of COVID and all the rules and regulations that came with it. My husband was the Fauci poster child, to say the least. He stayed in place all summer at Leech Lake and all winter in Florida. The lockdown world was similar to serving a jail sentence, […]

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