I spend the entire month of June on a boat watching the sunrise and sunset. I do this because I am leading wildlife photography tours, to capture images of Loons. I am so fortunate to be outside, surrounded by nature for such a sustained amount of time. I see and hear so many cool birds and …
Do you find yourself yearning for the days when life was simpler? We understand! There definitely were some advantages to those times. We found ourselves talking about that exact idea recently. How ironic it was when we learned that the first week in August is “National Simplify Your Life We…
What does trust mean to you? Trust may mean different things to different people. We thought a lot about trust as we flew home recently. We trusted people to fly us home safely. When we got home, we had trusted our refrigerator to keep working but, unfortunately, it proved untrustworthy. Now…
Have you noticed what has been happening with communication in the last few years? We’re concerned because there seems to be a decline in effective communication. Today, we see how it’s more and more difficult to find subjects that people can discuss without polarization. There are divisions…
This past April, the Chaska Human Rights Commission hosted several events as part of an initiative called “Chaska Celebrates Immigrant Voices."
Are you living strategically? What got us thinking about this is because we know how important it is for businesses to be ‘strategic’ in their activities.
It was a big deal when Carver County Schools Superintendent Rudolf Siewert came to inspect our District 24 one-room schoolhouse in the 1950s. We took it very seriously.
Are you a perfectionist? We all can be at times. Like the name implies, the perfectionist wants everything to be just so. Therefore, being a perfectionist may have both some positives and some pitfalls.
In the movie, “Queen of the Katwe,” Madina Nalwanga plays the role of Phiona Mutesi, a young girl who grew up in Uganda, Africa. She had a difficult childhood, but it did not affect her.
After long and rather cold spring, warm temperatures are finally here. If you’ve been doing some spring yard cleaning, you might have piles of brush or last year’s fall leaves you need to get rid of.
An aphorism that I say too often to friends and family members is “Don’t do a ready, fire, aim.” That is a reference to people who make unwarranted criticism about subject matter without sufficient research or due diligence. As a result, many of us confuse our “opinion” as fact.
If you are getting ready to hit the road this summer in search of family history, we have the perfect program to help you get started.
Do you love me? This is a universal question that speaks to the deepest part of the human soul — to know that you are loved. The Bible talks about three important concepts — faith, hope and love. It then goes on to say that the greatest of these is love.
In 1966, The National Academy of Sciences published the “Accidental Death and Disability: The Neglected Disease of Modern Society.” The purpose of this paper was to bring attention to the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) that, at the time, was being neglected.
It is storytime, but this one is for adults. Join us at the Charlson Thun Community Bandstand in Victoria at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9 for adult storytime. Bring something comfy to sit in and hear some tales for adults and sing some classic songs with us.
The key to “seeing” nature is to stop and look. I know that seems rather obvious but it’s true. The simple act of stopping and looking is really all it takes to start to see more nature. This is something I learned a long time ago, but it seems that I need to stop and remember it every now a…
All children need someone to be there for them, whether to kick a ball around, empathize over adolescent friendships, or provide support for mental health issues or other adversities. They need to know that at least one person will never give up on them — no matter what happens in their live…
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…
Back in middle school, my parents often told me that I should reach for more mature and educational books. I was infatuated with young adult fiction at the time, particularly fantasy, and regularly whipped through two or three books a week.
Are you a conformist controlled by groupthink? What got us thinking about this is how social influence can impact our decision-making. Conformity and groupthink are aligning one’s attitudes and behaviors with others, even if you may not agree with their philosophies.
Today we’re covering a very important topic that we’ve been meaning to write about for some time, but we keep putting it off. At times, it can affect all of us. The topic is — procrastination.
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