Reading Biographies

My kids and I have always enjoyed reading and visiting library. Since I announced incentives to my kids for reading nonfiction one month ago (see 1/31/10 post), visiting library has become a little bit more exciting. They have been reading more biographies and have accumulated enough page numbers to be rewarded for an ice cream…
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Just A Game, Win Or Lose

Today my 10 year old daughter Amy had her Year End Basketball Tournament. This was the first time that Amy participated in a team sport. She has enjoyed playing the ERAA 4th grader in-house basketball. She had a great team and two wonderful coaches. For the whole season that started last November, her team was…
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100 Blog Posts, 100 Words

For my 100th blog post, I would like to share 100 words that are meaningful to me. These words describe something or somewhere that are close to my heart – places where I have lived, things I like, desire and dream about, or things I do not like. I think these 100 words will give…
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City Works

What makes our living in a community like Woodbury possible and comfortable? If I ask people this question, I bet not many people will think about public works. I didn’t either. But that changed today after I attended the session four of Woodbury Citizen’s Academy held in the Woodbury Public Works building. We learned about…
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Interview With MnDOT Commissioner Tom Sorel

Recently I have the pleasure of working with Minnesota Dept. of Transportation Commissioner Tom Sorel and his staff to create the Commissioners’ Reading Corner to promote reading, learning, and servant leadership within MnDOT. Sorel’s article “Enhancing our leadership skills, one book at a time,” a list of his recommended books on leadership, and my interview…
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