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August 2011

The change of seasons and my kids' return to school has incited a self-review of the year so far. My initial evaluation leaves me grumbling about wasting my time and wondering what I've been doing these past eight months. Digging deeper, though, I gradually recognize that small accomplishments add up to rewarding experiences. Do you have a word of the year, or a theme or resolution for 2011? Does this time of year prompt you to review or start a fresh habit? Share your thoughts in the Comments section. Read more →


Share: Monday Music

This is it: the last week before school starts. These three oldies say "end of summer" to me (featuring Rod Stewart, Don Henley, and Simon & Garfunkel). What music comes to your mind with summer's end? Read more →


As hot weather and school shopping both squeeze into these final days of summer, I find myself anticipating old routines and new adventures simultaneously. Some of that old + new is reflected in this post about exploring opportunities, learning Google+ and getting back into the habit of creating. What have you been exploring or learning? What do you have to share, (etc.)? Leave a comment or send me a tweet! Read more →


Share: Monday (Minnesota) Music

The Minnesota State Fair opens on Thursday, so today is a great Monday to celebrate Minnesota music. I hope you enjoy this small Minnesota music collection, featuring Mason Jennings, Haley Bonar, and Halloween, Alaska. Share your favorite Minnesota or homestate music suggestions with me here or on twitter. I'd love to hear what you love listening to! Read more →