THE NEW FORTY Congratulations Nadine!
I had to laugh when my friend Amy sent me the story about Fargo's Nadine Schweigert's vow to herself. Amy picked up the story on Yahoo!, but I caught the original story on InForum (written by Tammy Sw... Posted on 3/20/12 at 5:31 PM
FARGO SOUTH THEATRE Grease cast polishes music
The Grease cast rehearses with the pit orchestra. Tickets are on sale now at 446-2010.
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MS. SIMPLICITY Cheese Buttons From The Rock Roof Inn
Some of the best cookbooks I own are the ones that churches compile. The problem is that you only have a couple of weeks to buy the cookbook and if you miss your chance, too bad, so sad. Well when I... Posted on 2/2/11 at 7:03 PM
STAFF BLOG THE CHRISTOPHER GABRIEL PROGRAM Today's Show Wednesday 10/27
Today on The Christopher Gabriel Program:
Is it okay for the Secretary of State to sell North Dakota Absentee Voter information?; A hit to your credit could also make it that much tougher to find wor... Posted on 10/27/10 at 8:38 AM
EVERYTHING ELSE Tammy Swift pines for 1984 - (she's funny)
Imagine being caught in a time warp.
Thats exactly what has happened to Michelle Philpots.
The 47-year-old Brit made headlines last week when she told a Today show reporter she was perpetually trap... Posted on 8/24/10 at 8:43 AM
Last week, I wrote about gratitude.
I had been recruited by a first-grade teacher to talk to her class about writing, and it turned out to be one of the highlights of my entire fall. The curiosity, intelligence and openness of these 6- and 7-year-olds were inspiring, and I began to understand why some people gravitate toward teaching the very young.
Lately, my Facebook newsfeed has been filled with posts about gratitude.
As part of “gratitude month,” people are publicly professing their gratefulness for everything from their families pets to their jobs.
I used to think all those things said about menopause were sort of exaggerated. Wasn’t talk of “hot flashes” simply fodder for Maxine cartoons? Weren’t “night sweats” and “mood changes” the wacky punch lines for “Over the Hill” gifts at the party store?
I awoke to find myself with a loaded hot glue gun in my hand. My face was covered with mango-flavored fondant. A single pipe cleaner was glued to my forehead. I reached into my pockets. They were filled with glitter. Most disturbingly, my breath reeked of cinnamon potpourri – and shame.
I often feel sorry for today’s parents, who have to tiptoe through a veritable landmine of decisions from the moment they start planning for a child. Natural childbirth or not? Breastfeeding or bottle? Teach your infant sign language or just let him coo and babble?
One not-so-great aspect of my newly single status is an increased sense of vulnerability. I definitely have become more paranoid now that I’m again on my own. I check and double-check my doors. I eye strangers and dark parking lots with suspicion.
As you grow older, your body starts to turn on you.
Words that never previously entered your vocabulary now become part of your regular lexicon. "Should I buy orthotics for this plantar fasciitis" you find yourself asking your physician. "I sure could use a chair with some lumbar support to ease my sciatica."
After my past two columns, it didn’t take long for readers to start reaching out. The messages were numerous. They were also kind, encouraging and empathetic. “Hang in there. It gets better,” one fellow denizen of divorce said.
There’s one thing I can tell you about divorce. You may nod sympathetically when someone else is going through it, and you may secretly judge, thinking, “These darned kids today don’t know how to hunker down and stay married anymore.”
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