I remember being 9-years-old and idolizing a famous Rockstar from afar. I think I love you, published 2/14/2020 in the Duluth News Tribune, is an essay that compares my first crush with the grown-up kind of love I know today.

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The key to healthy living is first knowing which foods and/or drinks you don’t want to live without. Then you search the internet for a documented study that supports your choices?!  My humorous essay, But Doc, Red Wine Is Good For You!, was published in the Duluth News Tribune, 01-25-2020.

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Teachers who love teaching, teach children to love learning.” – Robert John Meehan. Thanks to Jennifer Cegler,Marion Larson, Vicky Erickson, Bo, Jerome Roguski, and my husband Andy for your help in making this story come to life! Why would you want to go into teaching?-Published in the Duluth News Tribune, 3-23-2019

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I couldn’t believe it when I found out Mom still had her letters from Dad that dated back to the 50’s. When she handed me the stack and gave me permission to read them, I thought, Wow! I hoped I’d learn something about what true love looked like for them. And I did. Happy Valentine’s…

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Losing a loved one has got to be one of the hardest parts of being human. The magic of Christmas is often found within the stories we share, helping us to heal. They remind us it is Jesus’ birth we are celebrating, giving us hope and the strength to endure. My Christmas essay, The love…

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‘A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation; doesn’t always need togetherness. As long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends will never part.’ I don’t know who wrote that quote, but how true it is. Please check out the link below for my essay, Malls may be dying, but true friendship survives, that…

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