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The Fabric Of Small Town Life

Posted on 01. Mar, 2011 by .

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Stop in almost any small town, here in the midwest, and a passerby can almost always find his or her way to the cozy atmosphere of the neighborhood baker shop, which usually sits quietly on the corner of the block. In the summertime, the inviting fragrances of the baked goods, fresh out of the oven, […]

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St. Patricks Day At The Landmark Center

Posted on 17. Mar, 2011 by .

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What a marvelous St. Patrick’s Day it has been, with spring like weather encouraging happy crowds of carefree people to mingle in an atmosphere of music and dance.. The crowds that were gathered outside of the Landmark to watch the approaching parade were a tapestry of green. Many of the younger crowd were in short […]

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A Page From The Past

Posted on 07. Mar, 2011 by .

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Today I received a most amazing letter from a gentleman who purchased two of my early watercolors back in the 80″s. It renewed my interest in using my creativity to share my love of the beautiful world around me with others. Often, we do or say things because we love to do them, and we […]

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Scottish Ramble At The Landmark Center

Posted on 26. Feb, 2011 by .

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Saturday we acquired a taste of Scottish culture as we spent a good part of the day at the  beautiful Landmark Center in St. Paul. The building itself is a masterpiece of granite and marble to attend events in or just tour. The Scottish Ramble was not advertised much but luckily I found it on […]

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Aspartame..What Is It All About

Posted on 20. Feb, 2011 by .

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Recently, I have been reading more about Aspartame, the artificial sweetener which is so abundantly used now adays. Other names are Equal, Nutrasweet and Spoonful. Aspartame is known by many in the medical profession, as the most dangerous substance on the market that is added to foods. Dr. Russell L. Blaylock, a professor of neurosurgery […]

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Mall Walkers On Parade

Posted on 06. Feb, 2011 by .

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Well…here I am learning about the ways of city folk who keep up with their exercise plan, in the winter, as they  religiously walk the mall.  There is quite a crew of these folks, usually elderly and retired, but some  of the younger crowd, who congregate at the Maplewood mall, promptly at 8:00 a.m., when the […]

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My Angiogram Experience

Posted on 11. Feb, 2011 by .

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For most of us, the unknown in any experience causes the most anxiety and fear and it is usually all a needless worry. But we do not know that beforehand so we worry away! Anyway, I had my angiogram yesterday because the cardiologist was concegrned about an insufficiency of blood supply to the lower part […]

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Where Did All The People Go

Posted on 23. Jan, 2011 by .

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I am sure most of us have become frustrated when trying to talk to a live person on the phone in search of a doctors appointment or any other information from a large organization like a hospital, clinic or Social Security Department. Yesterday, I sgpent a good part of the morning trying to make contact […]

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Health Benefits Of Vitamin C

Posted on 09. Jan, 2011 by .

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Now with the season of colds and flu upon us, it is wise to remember that we can help ward off some of those nasty bugs with extra doses of Vitamin C, either through ingesting lots of fruits and vegetables, or a good vitamin supplement. It is recommended that we  take a supplement of at least 500 milligrams of this […]

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Welcoming The New Year

Posted on 02. Jan, 2011 by .

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It amazes me that people are so willing to spend not just hundreds, but thousands of dollars to have a luxurious room, in an elegant hotel, just to watch the big ball fall in Times Square. Of course, the room comes with all the trimmings of fine foods and drinks, but still I consider it […]

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