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An Ode to Teachers

Here I sit. Sipping my coffee, a black Lab nestled in close, slowly starting my day. Being the natural planner that I am, my mind starts to put the hours in order. “Coffee now, eat a little something, read a little, get a workout in, shower and then head to mentoring.” I can feel the last item on my mental to-do list in my stomach.

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A Year Like This One

As you may have heard, we’ve had sub-arctic temperatures around Hotdish & Catfish-land these last few days. Waking up to -25 degrees sure does make one think about summertime. So, in an effort to cure my winter blues, I’ve been scouring the web for things to look forward to in the coming year. Thankfully, it hasn’t been a hard task; 2014 is shaping up to be a great year! Here’s to hoping this list will help you look forward to warmer times, too.

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The Great Minnesota Sweat-Together

The time has come to ignore all common sense and eat more fried food than imaginable. The Minnesota State Fair is in full swing, and as always, my family headed there to celebrate my dad’s birthday and to eat, eat, eat. The fair usually signifies the end of summer, but this week’s outrageous heat wave makes the winter months feel far off. I outlined our food trail with the temperature in mind, trying to balance between warm and cool treats (not surprisingly, it’s harder than you’d think!).

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