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DREAMS

Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: fear of failure. Never forget your personal legend. Never forget your dreams. Your silent heart will guide you. Be silent now. It is the…

Eleven Who Care award

Again, it's been a while since I last posted. It's easy to procrastinate after I haven't posted for a few days. But I have some exciting news to share. I won the KARE-11 Eleven Who Care award this year. Each year this award honors eleven people around the state for…

Happy Memorial Day

I'm back in the swing of things. On Saturday we finished our 3-weeks of sailing classes at the Wayzata Yacht Club that taught us how to be good crew members. The session ended with a Graduation Cup race around Lake Minnetonka. We had a good stiff breeze which made for…

How did they survive?

I finished the book "A Storm Too Soon." This is the Sean Seamour II's 8-foot life-raft on the side of a mountain of water. These still photos are taken from the raw video footage of the USCG rescue. How did these three guys survive? How did the USCG rescue them…

Where is spring?

Spring is certainly taking its merry time coming this cold 2013. While we wait, wait, wait for the ice to melt from the lakes and rivers (and our backyard fire pit) I read. Today I bought two books Fatal Forecast: An Incredible True Tale of Disaster and Survival at Sea…

Dreamer

"All people dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous people, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible."…

This is the day

that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:34 My whole life I have struggled with belief. I was raised Christian but a combination of my crazy emotional turmoil, my natural tendency to worry and fear and take them to bizarre extremes, my stubbornness,…

Spring begins

Although the temperature here in Minneapolis does not feel like it's spring, the glorious sunshine does. And with the sunshine comes thoughts of sunny days on our sailboat this summer. We still have ice on the lakes but sailing season seems near. Kevin has been in California for the past…

Aleppo Lentil Soup

Today marks my first day of being intentional with my time rather than wasting it. In celebration I made Aleppo Lentil Soup from one of my favorite cookbooks: Classic Vegetarian Cooking from the Middle East and North Africa. Coptic Christians spend a good part of the year fasting and that…

LOWISA here we come

Kevin and I attended the Minneapolis Boat Show twice this year. We stopped in at the Northern Lights Sailing Club booth and had the good fortune to meet a couple Canadians who were in Minneapolis to promote the Lake of The Woods International Sailing Association (LOWISA) 48th annual sailing regatta.…

Saving Sailing

Earlier this year Kevin and I joined the Northern Lights Sailing Club. (http://nlsc.org) One nice feature of being a new member is being assigned a 'navigator' to help us meet fellow NLSC sailors and learn about the club. Our navigator, Keith Holloman, suggested I read the book, Saving Sailing. I…
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