Terrific Teens

The stereotype of teens walking around at night is that they’re either up to no good, or that they’re doing nothing. Well, along with the camaraderie of friendship they experience, sometimes they’re coming across opportunities to help other people, whether it’s holding a door for someone, giving a hand to someone trying to lift something…
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2 A.m. Shimmer

For all you folks who went home at normal times last night, you missed traveling in a quiet wonder of shimmering frosty trees and bushes. I still feel a little warm and fuzzy looking at these exquisitely beautiful branches on the tree near my home. I am not a fan of winter with its bitter…
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Perennial Beauty

Natural is rarely orderly. In fact, it’s often cluttered, like this butterfly garden at Bemidji State University that features native perennials. BSU sustainability coordinator Erika Bailey-Johnson, who was part of a group that planted the garden two years ago while she was a graduate student at the university, makes a great case for planting perennials…
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10 Items Or Fewer

While a co-worker and I were discussing a grammatical element in a story (such scintillating discussions we have around the water cooler!), the name of the Morgan Freeman movie "10 Items or Less" came up. The common phrase "10 items or less" is grammatically incorrect. "Less" refers to volume, while "fewer" refers to numbers. Therefore,…
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Yes, It’s Been A While…

Here’s a snapshot from Lake Bemidji State Park a couple of weeks ago. I love finding little pockets of flowers in the wildnerness. I started this blog four months ago just to try it out, and it never got any further than that. I always meant to get back to it, and then Bethany and…
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