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I just returned from eight days in Southern Florida, where the palm trees were swaying, the sun was shining and the water was sparkling.  My sister and I strolled on the beaches on Sanibel Island and ate lunch at the very tip of Captiva.  I walked every single day and loved every single minute. When […]

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Last week, I did something stupid.  I had my car washed.  Less than a day later my white Camry hybrid was completely filthy again.  The outside looked as though it hadn’t been cleaned off in many a year.  Inside, the pricey, molded floor mats were again a melty sea of gravel, dirty slush and salt […]

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Dear Mother Nature, Today is the day.  I am taking my big winter parka to the cleaners.  Thanks to you, the sun is shining in the Twin Cities and the weather will be a balmy 43 degrees.  By the weekend, we may top 50, which means heavy coats should be history until late next fall. […]

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The White Stuff is Here

by Nancy Wurtzel on November 12, 2012

Here’s the thing about snow: It’s sneaky. Last night when I went to bed it was misting lightly.  Innocently,  I drifted off into slumberland.  When I opened my bedroom blinds this morning, there it was — a heavy dusting of the white stuff covering my lawn, accenting the trees and swirling in the air. I […]

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Fall in Minnesota

by Nancy Wurtzel on November 1, 2012

Fall in Minnesota. Don’t blink or you could miss it.  A few weeks ago I was running the air conditioning but overnight it turned chilly. Then the leaves began to fall and fall and fall.  Floating down in a rainbow of colors, they were everywhere. Raking suddenly became a part-time job.  I can’t keep ahead […]

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Mike and The Rambler

by Nancy Wurtzel on October 8, 2012

Mike is now my main man. Let me explain. Early last summer, when it was warm and lovely and the warm weather seemed as though it would never end, I decided to buy a home.  I found a rambler (what is commonly called a ranch home in many areas of the country) in the twin […]

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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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Warmly, Nancy

by Nancy Wurtzel on January 31, 2012

Dear Reader, I’ve taken to signing my emails and other correspondence “Warmly, Nancy.” Sadly, it’s all too true.  Even though it is chilly outside, I am warm much of the time.  Hot actually. Mostly, it is my own internal midlife climate control that is hopelessly out of whack.  I’m in what my Mother’s generation called […]

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Now that I’ve relocated back to my hometown in Minnesota, I can’t help but compare my former life in California with my new reality of small town living in middle America.  For example, when I was shopping at Walmart recently, I noticed almost all of the vehicles looked alike. You see, it’s late fall here […]

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It’s Snowing Somewhere

by Nancy Wurtzel on November 7, 2010

I’ve had people tell me that I’m much too focused on the weather.  It’s probably the fact that I grew up in the upper Midwest where there is indeed LOTS of weather and it can change on a dime. Fall has always my favorite season by far.  In California, my home for more than 30 […]

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