Talking To Strangers

“Don’t talk to strangers!” This is a phrase that’s often heard in our society. We tell our kids not to talk to strangers for safety concerns. As adults, we usually don’t talk to strangers because we are conditioned not to talk to strangers except for “Hi” and “Bye,” or we do so for privacy concerns.…
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Home Exchange For Low Cost Traveling

With a potential Minnesota state government shutdown, state employees are thinking of ways to cut down cost and use the extra free time wisely. A colleague shared with me a website she has signed up for home exchange and low-cost traveling. HomeExchange.com is an online tool for home swap. It provides an opportunity to “make…
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Yahoo Your Writing

I have been using Yahoo for my private email for more than 10 years. I found I can not only use Yahoo to send and receive emails, I can also use my Yahoo e-mail account as a quick and convenient writing tool. When I have notes to write down, when I want to copy something…
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Morning Walk, Nature Talk

On days I don’t go to work, I enjoy taking a walk in my backyard when I have time. I always start with walking a circle around my veggie garden to check how things are growing.  My Chinese chives come out every year in spring and are always the first thing ready for the dinner table. Romaine salads grow pretty…
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Learning About Miniature Gardening

I love gardening. So when I saw a gardening demonstration and swap event announcement in the local newspaper, I wanted to go.  I didn’t even pay attention to the specific topic.  The event, held on Saturday, June 18 at the R.H. Stafford Branch Library, was really interesting. I didn’t know what to expect, but was…
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