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Are you a compliant egg or a defiant egg? You probably are wondering, what is this all about? What got us thinking about this subject recently is that we were peeling shells off of hard boiled eggs. Have you ever noticed that with some eggs the shells peel off quite easily (the compliant egg…

All month, we at Carver County have celebrated National County Government Month by honoring our employees, celebrating our innovations throughout the pandemic, and recognizing our partnerships that make our communities stronger.

It is National Library Week! This means it is time to celebrate our nation's libraries, library workers' contributions and promote library use and support. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and observed in libraries across t…

I am fascinated by the diversity of mother nature. And this was abundantly clear to me the other day while I sat in a tiny chair blind, in the dark, waiting for the sun to come up and for a ruffed grouse to enter the habitat that lay before me.

Celebrate Arts in April with Carver County Library and join us to learn a new skill or polish one you already have. From classes with Parcel Arts to upcycling cards and crafts, we have something for everyone.

Recently while leading a photo tour throughout Florida to photograph birds, it occurred to me how much things have changed. I don’t mean how much things have become worse, or crowded, but rather how much several species have increased in population.

Once again, I found myself sitting outside in my small photo blind trying to capture a handful of images of birds in a winter/snowy setting. The temperatures were a balmy 5 below zero and I was starting to feel the cold penetrate my many layers of clothing.

Have you thought about how your attitude could affect your success? Years ago, there was a motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar. He had a catchy phrase that is often quoted, “It is your attitude, more than your aptitude, that will determine your altitude.” Actually, lots of research backs up thi…

Having just returned from three weeks in Yellowstone leading photo tours and workshops, I am tempted to write more about the several encounters I had with the large charismatic predator, the gray wolf. However, this time I think I will write about a small, rather un-charismatic predator. A p…

Are you codependent? Maybe you haven’t thought about that question. Also, maybe you think codependency only applies when substance abuse is involved. Originally, the term “codependent” was used to describe the partner (enabler) of someone who had an addiction. It since has evolved to have a …

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