Cards Of Wonder

Friends of ours, Mark and Kitty Westin, came up with a lovely Christmas card tradition for themselves a couple of years ago. Each year, they discover and repurpose a classic Christmas card from another era, sending them “back out into the world!” As they visit antique stores throughout the year, they find interesting, vintage Christmas cards which they…
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You Want Sugar With That (Lefse)?

Lefse season is well underway. Lefse-making season and, for me, lefse-eating season. For those unaware of the potato-based Norwegian delicacy, I would just say I feel very badly for you. But, if you are very, very good, when you die and go to Heaven, I believe, waiting for you there just inside the Pearly Gates will be a nice warm, freshly-made batch.…
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Holiday Scammin’

Even during the holidays online scammers continue their “work.” The ones who use a Facebook friend’s identity to try to get at your personal information. I had the following Facebook message conversation right around Thanksgiving Day. Here’s how it went. Scammer:  Hello..How are you doing? Me:  Hi… How are you? How’s Bill? Scammer:  We are doing great we…
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Thanks A Lot

When I was in television, I used to make a list about this time of year. It was a list of things for which I am especially thankful. We would run it from the bottom to the top of the screen at a very high rate of speed.  Too high to read.  We all enjoyed a good laugh.…
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50 Shades Of Black Friday

I’ve never gotten a very big kick out of shopping on Black Friday. Although, I must admit that $1.29 is a pretty good price to pay for a 52″ Sony flat screen. After getting people all riled up for years about Black Friday shopping, retailers began trying to convince us that shopping at midnight on Black…
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