small town

Summer is here in central Minnesota.  My sister and her husband have returned from their winter home in Florida and we are all living (albeit a bit snugly) in The Little House on the Prairie. My sister loves yard work, so I have been helping her weed, lay down mulch, clean out dead branches and […]

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Do you ever feel as though you are moving backward instead of forward?  With all the hoopla leading up to the Oscars telecast this Sunday, backward is exactly what I’m feeling. Let me explain. When I was a kid growing up in Central Minnesota, I was totally obsessed with the Oscars.  I loved the statues, […]

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Last week I bought a blu-ray DVD player at Walmart so I can view movies and get hooked into Netflix.  I’ve been trying ever since to get it connected.  I’m doing something wrong (of course) and it just won’t play.  I really need that Friend With Benefits that I’ve written about before. Out of desperation, […]

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This is a re-post from last November when I had just started blogging.  So much has happened since then. I’ve relocated to my small hometown in Minnesota after living in sunny, warm California for 33 years.  I think I’m still in shock! Today we are getting our first big snow storm and I am so […]

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The Long Trip Home

by Nancy Wurtzel on March 10, 2011

We’re at 10,000 feet and everyone is reaching under the seat in front of them for their electronic devices. Ear buds and iPods abound while dozens of laptops are fired up with the familiar logging on tones echoing together. Window shades are lowered, the movie starts and seats recline. Logging on to wifi, I discover […]

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