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Thanksgiving and Being Thankful

Thanksgiving is — complicated. Pilgrims, Patuxets and Plymouth Thanksgiving is an American holiday. We celebrate by gobbling, guzzling and getting together with members of our extended family. Some of us also express thanks for having all that food. And either … Continue reading

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Health Care Directive

I’ve been completing a Health Care Directive. It will probably be this week’s least-favorite task. The form’s nine pages let me outline how I see medical decisions. And who I’d like to make those decisions for me if I can’t. … Continue reading

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The Webcam’s Back

Webcam: Sauk Centre MN is back online. And has been for several days. I may or may not have uncovered and corrected whatever was keeping you, and me, from seeing my corner of central Minnesota on this page. Since it’s … Continue reading

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Labor Day: 1882-2019

Labor Day started with a Knights of Labor meeting in New York City. Or maybe American Federation of Labor vice president Peter J. McGuire thought of it. Either way, the American holiday was launched around 1882. Oregon made it an … Continue reading

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