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The season of dirty fingernails - garden therapy 2013.
I have concluded that my mental health is greatly improved by a day out in the garden. Yesterday was my first real concentrated effort in garden therapy and in the few short hours I invested I was rem...
5/18/13 at 11:16 AM Validation. 5/8/13 at 11:31 PM
My garden companions have returned... 4/20/13 at 10:40 PM
Berliners and the Faschings Carneval: An unlikely combination
Carneval Monday (Rosenmontag) in a typical German town- in the midst of Carnevale, all is going on during the 5-6 day long celebration that starts on the weekend. People are dressed up in various co...
2/11/13 at 8:51 AM
Fun Fargo art project in the news around the country
I received a call from a woman in Rochester NY asking howMara Morkengot this fun project off the ground inDowntown Fargo, I found out news stations from around the country are covering this neat Farg...
9/22/12 at 8:06 AM Portland and other cities around the nation watching Fargo's cool yarn sleeve art project 9/21/12 at 8:34 PM
Fargo go Braugh! 3/18/12 at 12:59 PM
Are Older People Happier?
When I was a Junior in high school, I remember our psychology teacher, Mr Sonnek, asking how our class thought happiness changes with age. Our slowly downward diagram just made our close-to-retirement...
5/1/12 at 8:28 AM
Public Displays of Affection
Last night was fabulous. Thanks to pain medication, it met all of my expectations to be able to twirl and enjoy myself. We saw many people that we love, had our picture taken in the photo booth, and h...
9/10/11 at 10:00 PM
The column you were supposed to read
In my Parenting Perspectives column today, I begin by saying it wasn't the piece I had meant to write. In fact, I did write a whole othercolumn, about a week before it was due. Curious to read it? Her...
4/5/11 at 10:03 AM
Brides incorporate ancient tradition
Mothers often times pass heirlooms to their daughters to incorporate into a wedding outfit. These heirlooms could be something old, something new, something borrowed, or something blue. According to W...
3/1/11 at 10:12 AM
Serenity amidst opposition
Over the past weekend I faced the trying experience of having one aspect of my way of life challenged by forces of authority that, for better or worse, could stand to bring me to make unwelcome change...
9/21/10 at 5:41 AM
Today's Show Wednesday 4/21
Today on The Christopher Gabriel Program: Are we paying too much for prescription drugs? Senator Dorgan thinks so; What to do with unruly teens at children’s playgrounds?; The start of the NFL ...
4/21/10 at 3:18 AM
Happy Slacker ?
Senior citizens are happier. They have few expectations for the future that lead to greater appreciation of daily life. During our current recession, do we need to keep always aspiring to have th...
8/10/09 at 9:52 AM Happiness Is NASCAR ? 8/8/09 at 10:39 AM
PrairieWoman Part II
At 4 o'clock today, I officially began the ten days that will comprise my vacation for the year. When I tell people that I am going on vacation they invariably ask, "Oh, where are you going...
7/2/09 at 4:51 PM