Really cool self-tests

On this BCC website, you can take a test to see how well you are able to determine fake smiles versus genuine smiles, how musical you are, how well you are able to determine people's personalities based on their facial expressions, your level of moral judgment, among many other topics.  It is very fun and... Continue Reading →

What I’ve been up to

This week we had a heat wave pass through, and for some reason I had all kinds of energy to do things both indoor and outdoors.  Today the weather cooled down, and I want to lie down and read a book or take a nap. I've been cleaning out our house, taking things to be... Continue Reading →


We spent two nights at campsite 3 in the primitive campground at Lake Elmo Reserve.  It was glorious.  While it was still close to the city and we didn't quite get away in the fashion that I prefer, it was relatively quiet and also convenient, as well as surprisingly beautiful and lovely overall.    ... Continue Reading →

A magical day

We spent the last day of our vacation on the South shore of Lake Superior, with good friends, sunshine, and a beach all to ourselves. After nine glorious days of quiet northland peacefulness and fresh crisp air, coming home to our city home was difficult. I have a deep longing in my heart to move... Continue Reading →

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