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Posted Jan 24, 2015 at 11:01 PM

I recently returned from a nine-day visit to see family in Minnesota. I tell my friends that I am always reminded that this place where I grew up is a "different culture," a "different way of life," is a simpler, less sophisticated lifestyle. But is that really true? I am reflecting on that now.Perhaps it is more a generational thing. The schoolchildren in my nephews' and nieces' families seem extremely busy. They have many activities after school, and the oldest girl even had...

Posted Jan 24, 2015 at 11:01 PM

I recently returned from a nine-day visit to see family in Minnesota. I tell my friends that I am always reminded that this place where I grew up is a "different culture," a "different way of life," is a simpler, less sophisticated lifestyle. But...

Posted Jan 17, 2015 at 11:01 PM

She sits on the corner at a number of places around town, surrounded by bags, smoking cigarettes. I've driven past her several times, giving her little notice.Years ago I would've condemned her. I might have said something like, "If she...

Posted Jan 10, 2015 at 11:01 PM

“The only ones among you who will be happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.” — Dr. Albert Schweitzer, 1952 Nobel Peace Prize recipientWhen I was 49 years old I counted up the number of...

Posted Jan 3, 2015 at 11:01 PM

I have anxiety about money, and I don't like banks because money moves around clandestinely in those institutions. Like with the wind, you don't know where the money comes from or where it's going, but you can see the devastation left when it...

Posted Dec 27, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Editor's Note: This column was said to have been written by Cody, with a little help from his owner, Suzi Hollingsworth. Who are we to argue?Mom said you were looking for people with something to say. I hope that applies...

Posted Dec 20, 2014 at 11:01 PM

It is hard to believe I was only 23 years old and Fern was 46 when we met.It all started when I announced to my coworkers at a hospital in Ventura, California, in October 1968 that I was moving to Eugene.Verne, my head nurse, said,...

Posted Dec 6, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Someone gave a job description for air traffic controllers as "eights hours of sheer boredom punctuated by moments of stark terror."I wish I could say I wrote that, but I didn’t. However, I spent 23 years as an air traffic...

Posted Nov 29, 2014 at 11:01 PM

I visited our local Social Security office recently, along with 35 other patient but grumpy folks. In the hour I waited to be called, I couldn’t help but notice the decor could use a lot of help. The place could look comfortable, welcoming...

Posted Nov 22, 2014 at 11:01 PM

In the classic movie “Anne of Green Gables,” Anne Shirley declared, “I simply could not live here if I hadn't any imagination.” It is uncanny how well I can relate to this sentiment.It takes some...

Posted Nov 15, 2014 at 11:01 PM

It seemed like a normal Sunday morning. My husband and I read the paper, had breakfast, took our dog for a walk and got ready for church. I slipped on my shoes, grabbed my purse and was getting ready to put my phone on vibrate when I noticed I...

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