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Back in my working days, I really enjoyed my commitments as a full-time editor and manager. However, I also inherited the role of part-time office mom. I will confess that was not my favorite. I hated being the nagging voice about office etiquette, but sometimes it had to be done.

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After her fourth major back surgery and enough chronic pain to fell an elephant, it would have been easy for my wife to succumb to the preferred route of treatment: prescription painkillers. 

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It’s January in Minnesota and though it may not seem like the ideal time to preserve food, it is still quite possible to do so. The markets are stocked with cruciferous vegetables, such as cabbages, cauliflowers and Brussels sprouts, as well as root veggies like beets, carrots, parsnips and …

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A few months back, I was writing about fall fashion trends. According to Harper’s Bazaar, classic patterns such as herringbone and houndstooth were in. They even anticipated a return to 1980s fashion, with lots of leather and padded shoulders. While I have seen some thigh-high boots as they …

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Produce, protect, prepare. That is a simple trajectory many of us subconsciously follow in life. Our jobs allow us to be part of something that creates a product or a service, which in turn pays us a wage to sustain our way of life, protect our families and set us on a course of preparation …

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One of the main problems faced by estate planning attorneys is procrastination. Why do so many of us put off estate planning? Even wealthy and famous people like Prince Rogers Nelson, Pablo Picasso, and most recently the “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin have died “intestate” (i.e., without a …

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Trust is a powerful thing. Think about how many times a day you trust someone – many times a person you’ve never met – to protect you and keep you safe.

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When knee-high bushes that line the sidewalk to our home go up in flames, I’m blaming the Chinese.

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This month two men who changed the world for millions died within one sunset of each other: Stan Lee, the superhero creator, and Minnesota’s Richard Proudfit, the champion of malnourished children.

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The approach came innocently enough by email. “Greetings from Tulane,” read the subject line. “My name is Casey David and I work closely and build new relationships with Tulane alumni and donors in the Minneapolis region…. It would be wonderful to hear about your experiences at Tulane … and …

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Election Day 2018 is almost here. Hallelujah — the shouting, name-calling and the maddening “I’m so-and-so and I approved this message” will cease. I will gladly welcome back the commercials for pharmaceuticals and their endless list of potential side effects. We can again become Facebook fr…

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August means many things. College students are already packing up and heading off to campus. Youngsters, moms and dads are filling shopping carts with markers, backpacks, notebooks and lunchboxes. We suffer a wistful sadness – just where did summer go?

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After 23 days and 7,600 miles on the road in two separate trips so far this year, I can attest that Dorothy was absolutely right: There is no place like home.