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Wednesday, May 05, 2021

These are exciting times at the Norfolk Senior Center. Although the center has been busy the past few weeks with vaccination clinics and, of course, distributing Meals on Wheels, it officially opened to pre-COVID “scheduled activities” on Monday.

I recently took part in a writing conference. The keynote speaker was a best-selling novelist who shall remain anonymous for this column. She was incredibly motivational, and I enjoyed listening to her.

We had our last high school activity this week, which is a big deal. When our oldest daughter tried out for the dance team at Lutheran High in 2006 and made it, little did we know that would start us on a journey of watching high school events for literally the next 15 years.

Monday, May 03, 2021

Everyone has a different perspective, and everyone views the world differently. This diversity makes our world a better place, but it can also lead to disagreements. We shouldn’t fear these disagreements but accept and celebrate them, as they often lead to discussions, lessons learned and so…

Not everyone is going to have the same opinions as one another, that’s just a fact. But just because we don’t have the same opinions, doesn’t mean we can’t get along with each other. In today’s day and age, it seems that we are more divided than ever. “Touchy subjects” seem to be brought up …

I personally don’t think that it is difficult to approach hard topics with people who had different views. Even though I am a part of gen Z and we are very head strong with our beliefs, I am the type of person that is willing to listen to other peoples views and try to understand their view …

Imagine you’re in an important interview and you’re getting to the final questions on the interviewees paper. It goes smoothly, until they hit you with a simple, yet controversial, question: “Do you think the Earth is flat?” That’s when you freeze in your tracks and look around the room. To …

Friday, April 30, 2021

People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. On a literal level, that makes perfect sense. But what about people who live in 3D-printed houses?

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

It’s machine shed clean up time. We didn’t have our shed built when our firstborn graduated in 2005. The next four had their graduation celebrations in the machine shed. The sixth will have hers in what may be the cleanest shed we have for the next 20 years.

Friday, April 23, 2021

Chickens are always optimistic and happy, my husband observed the other day. I hadn’t really thought about it before, but it’s true.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Twenty years ago, “Atonement” by Ian McEwan was published. It became a bestseller and major motion picture. I recall hearing that the book was very good and very depressing. I chose not to read it then because I don’t tend to enjoy reading depressing books if I know in advance that they are …

You might have read about Robin Hood, not the guy with the green hat, but an app for your phone, that allows you to dabble in buying and selling stocks without paying any commission.

Monday, April 19, 2021

I am an extremely involved student in my school. I juggle sports and various other extracurricular activities on top of my school work, which I’m currently taking three college classes instead of normal high school classes. I’ve been very involved ever since I started high school, so I’m acc…

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Wednesday, May 05, 2021
Monday, May 03, 2021

I personally don’t think that it is difficult to approach hard topics with people who had di…

Friday, April 30, 2021

People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. On a literal level, that makes perfe…

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Friday, April 23, 2021

Chickens are always optimistic and happy, my husband observed the other day. I hadn’t really…

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
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Monday, April 19, 2021