RSSL.B. Huginn

It’s a Beautiful Day for a Neighbor

| March 29, 2012 | 2 Comments

Most of us are familiar with the expression, “Love thy neighbor as thyself.”  I heard it in church recently, as I have countless times before, but this time I heard it differently.  Then there’s the story of the man that questioned Jesus asking, “And who is my neighbor?” Who is YOUR neighbor?  Do you know [...]

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The State of Fair

| March 15, 2012 | 3 Comments

Have you ever tried to explain how life works to your children?   Even in bits and pieces it’s nearly impossible. We are told from a very young age that life is not fair yet most of our lives we fight against this notion.  Maybe it’s due to my birth sign, I’m a Libra, but I [...]

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“My Name is Lisa and I Own Valentine’s Day”

| February 29, 2012 | 5 Comments

I’ve decided to come out from behind my pen name.  When I started writing for this site several months back, the experience of writing for a public audience was foreign and daunting.  I couldn’t be sure, without testing the waters for myself, how easily stories would unfold if I had to worry that details might [...]

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Pssssst – Your Complaint is Sniffing Around Again

| January 30, 2012 | 2 Comments

I’ve heard a lot of complaining lately. Whining from people who are pretty lucky as far as I’m concerned – many of the kids I know…and complaining from people who should know better – many of the adults I know (occasionally even me). And, before you point out the obvious contradiction here – um, lady, [...]

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Does This Mean I’m Sticky and Sharp?

| January 18, 2012 | 0 Comments
Does This Mean I’m Sticky and Sharp?

My kids seem fascinated by favorites.  They ask me regularly about mine, “Mom, what’s your favorite…food, book, place you’ve traveled to, restaurant, color, song, pair of earrings?” Recently, I was cross-examined about my favorite TV show when I was young.  I ended up choosing Little House on the Prairie which also led me to explain [...]

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Happy New Ending

| January 1, 2012 | 1 Comment

We are on the cusp of a new year – a time when many of us make resolutions for living better.  I read an article recently entitled “The Top 5 Regrets in Life By Those About to Die.” The author, Bronnie Ware, works as a palliative caregiver.  She specializes in an area of healthcare that [...]

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Keep Your Head Inside the Ride at All Times

| December 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

There’s this never-ending conversation about something called work-life balance. The expression wormed its way into our vocabulary when more moms entered the workforce. It’s basically a bunch of hooey. Those of us moms that work outside the home know there is no balancing of work and life just as much as those moms that work [...]

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I’d Like Another Helping of Lazy

| November 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

I love lazy, wide-open days. When I look at my calendar and see a blank rectangle under the Saturday column I can get a little lightheaded. Nothing pulls off the covers early on a blank-rectangle day.  I sleep in until I feel rested.  For me, that’s about 8:00am.  It’s enough time to feel extravagant but [...]

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Whoa is Not An Option

| November 7, 2011 | 1 Comment

If I’m lucky, I’m halfway to dead. Family genetics for longevity are on my side so I don’t think it’s a stretch that I can make it to 90. I’m discovering that mid-life is tricky. I went out for dinner recently in downtown Minneapolis with two college friends. We were reminiscing about our college days [...]

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Free Roaming

| October 18, 2011 | 1 Comment

Think about roaming for a moment…and I don’t mean on your mobile phone.  I mean the kind of free, unsupervised time a child has to move about his or her community on foot or on bike. A mom friend of mine shared an interesting statistic she had heard with me recently about how little our [...]

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