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Healthy for Life

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Serving up the holiday spirit with praises, love and music


Happy Thanksgiving greetings and blessings to everyone! As the wind and snow continue to blow, I realized it is wintertime for real once again. The landscapes are shaded in black and white as I notice the beauty that Mother Nature has prepared for us. It takes me about 10 minutes to get all bundled up as Bella waits patiently for […]

The Long Line

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How can we find gratitude during life's hard times?


“How are you doing today?” my friend asks me in a text message. I send him a picture of the Little Debbie Christmas tree cake that is sitting in my hand ready for me to take the first bite of its white deliciousness. I scored a box of them at the grocery store yesterday. I also came home with all […]

SALOME’S STARS

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LEO (July 23 to August 22) Relationships enter a brighter period, both at home and in the workplace. Prospects also look good for single Leos and Leonas, who can expect a welcome visit from Cupid. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Those mixed signals that were complicating your life are giving way now to clear, definitive guidelines. This makes it […]

Grown on The Range

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What ever happened to the Virginia Brewing Company?


From a 1916 advertisement in the Daily Virginian: “There is hustle and vigor in every ounce of it…[it] has as much right on the table as good bread. Both are nourishing foods. [It] is of pronounced food value predigested itself and containing qualities that are a decided aid to digestion.” Can you guess what is being advertised? Locally brewed beer! […]

The Nature Nerd

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The new weed on the block


Some people call them porcupine eggs. They have been called other things. I have used “colorful” language a few times upon encountering this plant. Now it seems to be spreading and it is popping up all over the neighborhood. Increasingly I am seeing it in vacant lots, along the alleys, and in miscellaneous spaces. The proper name for the plant […]

The Long Line

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Find something to love about winter (even in Minnesota)


Creating a hygge home isn’t difficult. Making your home cozy can be as simple as lighting candles around the house or filling a basket in your living room with cozy blankets and throws. Photo by Chloe Poaletti.Winter is the time for comfort, for good… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password […]

What’s in a name?

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My legal name is Kirsten Coale Reichel. At birth, I was given the name Kirsten Elizabeth Coale. To me, the name is pretty simple, but has proven to be problematic throughout my life. Let’s start with my first name. Kirsten (pronounced curse-ten). … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Healthy for Life

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Create faith, strength and balance this holiday season


Bella patiently waiting for her pancakes. Photo by Julie Asbach. Hi there, everyone. The holiday season has arrived and may it bring us over the river and through the woods to get to our spirited destination. This particular time of the year ma… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Ben there, done that

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A wild child, and a ball of joy, teaches valuable lessons


This is an aptly-named column. Kids truly are inspirations. Their giggles are infectious; their chubby cheeks, adorable; and even their tears, precious. To me, working with children every day is rewarding beyond measure, and when I have a down moment… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

SALOME’S STARS

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 LEO (July 23 to August 22) As the Big Cat, you sometimes can be pretty rough on those you suspect of betrayal. The best advice is to pull in those claws and listen to the explanation. It might surprise you. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) You… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]


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