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Wade in the water, wade in the water children. Wade in the water, God’s going to trouble the water. Well it’s Labor Day and this marks the start of school and the end of summer activities. Which … more
The Jewel Golf Club in Lake City is hosting a special golf event to raise awareness about domestic violence and thank first responders for their service to the public on Friday, October 13, 2023. … more
Snoring (hated by wives around the world & some husbands, LOL) is a common sign of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is when your body stops breathing for a short amount of time, while sleeping. Obstructive … more
I found this Minneapolis Moline tractor replica at a garage sale I took my wife to. I don’t intentionally do garage sales but occasionally an interesting item pops up. I am at that age where I do … more
Fear can be in many different aspects of our life. It can be a fear of trying or doing something new or fear of not having enough money, time, new places, job loss, or failing relationships. We are … more
Metabolic Syndrome was defined in 1998 as a cluster of symptoms related to how your body processes the food you eat each day. A person with Metabolic Syndrome has the following symptoms: • A … more
Millennials, that group of people who were born during the 1990’s through the early 2000’s. I have fortunately not had to deal much with millennials since I am much older. Psychologist Jean … more
I was recently surfing the web for tidbits of information that I could include in my monthly health tip when I came across a great article on tomatoes. It turns out that tomatoes were not even eaten … more
Most of us who grew up in the 50’s and 60’s were fascinated with rockets. From the sci-fi shows and movies, to JFK promising to put a man on the moon, it seemed like such an exciting future. … more
Fireworks are my favorite part of the 4th of July celebration. The large burst of glittering colorful explosions soaring up into the sky are always breathtaking; and extremely loud. I’ve watched … more
As I sit down to write my monthly health tip newsletter, my thoughts turn to the overall theme of my health tips. The past few years my newsletters seem more about bad news than health tips. I enjoy … more
First off, a special thanks to Bill and Marla Adams from Dodge Center, who sent me some lovely stories about geese in response to my last column. It is always nice to hear about braver souls than I, … more
The other night I walked outside and smelled spring in the air. It was actually the odor of a cow manure lagoon being pumped out, but on the farm that can be synonymous. It brought back memories of … more
Exercise is widely considered to be the answer for weight loss, heart disease and diabetes prevention and overall health. When the topic of cancer comes up, exercise is not usually mentioned as a … more
The business of artificial sweeteners is built on the idea that no- or low-calorie sugar substitutes will help you lose weight. Unfortunately, this simply isn’t true. Research has repeatedly shown … more
This is a picture of my dad from 1984. I grew up with horses, but my dad did not like them very much. As a young kid he would take me to look at horses. He would wait while I rode them. And he would … more
There is nothing I fear more on this earth than geese… well maybe snakes, but geese are the more intimate threat. Because here in Minnesota geese are everywhere. Geese are at the park, in the … more
We live a short distance from Erin, Tennessee. This is a small town established in the mid 1800’s by Irish immigrants. In the 1840’s the Irish potato blight had destroyed the main food source on … more
No matter when Easter Sunday falls in the year there is one constand that we here in Minnesota can nearly always rely on, and that is that there will probably be either snow or mud. As a child I … more
Lose Weight this Way Lose weight for your health. Covid-19 infection effects people with co-morbidities more so than people without. Co-morbidities are underlying illnesses or diseases that a … more
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