I remember the day I moved into the freshman dorms at Concordia College. As our parents waved and drove away, my roommate and I did the same until we couldn’t see their pickup trucks anymore. Then we jumped and danced and screamed at how exciting this adventure was going to be.
Cartwheels, backbends, splits, handstands and spectacular finishes.
They aren’t part of prime-time Olympic coverage; it’s what has going on in my living room 24-7 for the past week. My daughter has been inspired by this year’s gold medalists.
One of the best graduation presents I ever received was Dr. Seuss’s “Oh the Places You’ll Go.”
The book is about life’s journey and the many challenges, adventures and experiences you’ll have. It prompts you to be ready for the amazing ride on which life will take you.
If you have lived in the Red River Valley for any amount of time you know the uneasy feeling that comes with the spring snowmelt or severe rains. The water comes; we keep vigil over our sump pumps, and wait. The levels steadily rise, wreak havoc and eventually recede.
I love the sun.
Maybe it’s because we spend a good chunk of the year trapped inside, or we have such a small window of daylight in the winter months. But once these summer days start, I could spend every waking moment soaking up the warmth.
I had the honor of being the keynote speaker and spending last Monday evening with more than 200 GoFarCharity Team members at their annual pre-marathon banquet. These are the folks who not only run or walk one of the events in the marathon but also raise money for local charities.
My mom is a beautiful woman, inside and out.
She is the oldest of four children and was raised in the Twin Cities. She was homecoming queen and a cheerleader, and went to prom with a boy she started dating in sixth grade. Years later, she married that boy, and he became my dad.
For adults it’s easy to pick our pastimes. We do what we want because we enjoy it. We’re able to choose how much time we spend on the golf course, on the water, on the trail or on the road.
Often, it’s not quite the same for kids.
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