• Turn here sweet corn

    BY ATINA DIFFLEY Life Is Inherently Resilient As a child growing up in a family that grew or wild crafted many of our fruits and vegetables, I experienced nature’s inherent resiliency through the annual cycle of life and death—the recycling and renewing of nature. Our spring ritual was following Dad, our feet bare, stepping into […]

  • Use Soft Hands to Hit it Hard

    BY KIM ANDERS Have you ever wondered why a hard swing hit rarely goes very far and is usually offline, whereas a smooth “just get it out there somewhere” swing frequently hits the ball 20 yards further and right down the middle? It’s probably because you have “soft hands” on the smooth swings which allow […]

  • Boundary Waters Canoe Area, a place to make memories

    BY GINNY LEE In the summer of 1987, just before I married my husband, we took a trip to the Boundary Waters, a first time experience for each of us.  Although my husband had hunted, camped, and fished in rugged areas many times, I was a rookie.  But, I was young and in love and […]

Turn here sweet corn

Turn here sweet corn

BY ATINA DIFFLEY Life Is Inherently Resilient As a child growing up in a family that grew or wild crafted many of our fruits and vegetables, I experienced nature’s inherent resiliency through the annual cycle of life and death—the recycling and renewing of nature. Our spring ritual was following Dad, our feet bare, stepping into […]

Use Soft Hands to Hit it Hard

Use Soft Hands to Hit it Hard

BY KIM ANDERS Have you ever wondered why a hard swing hit rarely goes very far and is usually offline, whereas a smooth “just get it out there somewhere” swing frequently hits the ball 20 yards further and right down the middle? It’s probably because you have “soft hands” on the smooth swings which allow […]

Boundary Waters Canoe Area, a place to make memories

Boundary Waters Canoe Area, a place to make memories

BY GINNY LEE In the summer of 1987, just before I married my husband, we took a trip to the Boundary Waters, a first time experience for each of us.  Although my husband had hunted, camped, and fished in rugged areas many times, I was a rookie.  But, I was young and in love and […]

Other summer getaways close to home

Other summer getaways close to home

If you are considering a family vacation this summer, but don’t want the expense of airfare, there are close to home getaways for every budget.  Whether you’re looking for a state-of-the-art water park for your kids or a romantic spot to do some serious star gazing, we’ve got the perfect summer break ideas. Eagan, Minnesota […]