Liquid gold brings clarity

In many parts of the world people walk miles just to access it. Here in the U.S. we may take it for granted because for most of us it comes from the tap with the flick of a wrist.
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Adventures in plastic storage

It was going to be a busy day. I had a to-do list longer than a Minnesota winter or a Texas summer — take your pick.
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Finding your own courage

I’m going to be bold and declare we’ve all got a fair amount of courage within us.
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Solving a crushing dilemma

My family goes through a few — okay more than a few — aluminum cans.
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Is it a house or a home — or both?

During storms, especially in the middle of the night, I often lie in bed and give quiet thanks for the shelter of my house and it’s watertight roof and shingles.
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Happiness is…

Contentment. Satisfaction. Joy. Delight. Exuberance. Jubilation.
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Time for a moment of silence

It’s my job to come up with words each week. It’s become almost a habit, but I’ve wondered what I’ll do when the words don’t come, as I suspect will happen at some point.
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Winter Olympics: Big thrills and big air

The Winter Olympics competition officially ended Feb. 25. Sigh. It’s been a good (sleigh) ride.
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Life’s lasting possession shouldn’t be a name changer

Change is inevitable, necessary and even desired. We choose change all the time. We change our oil, address, hair color, diet, job, friends, toilet paper roll, underwear and even our operating system.
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A matter of those wee morning worries

I lie awake sometimes, in bed, in the wee hours of the morning and I think.
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