Starstruck Kid Finds Kindness At The Dinner Table

Every once in awhile, Saul and I play “Who would you most like to have dinner with?” Jimmy Buffett is high on Saul’s list. Mother Teresa is high on mine. I imagine we’re both out of luck. A little boy in Fargo will long remember a recent meal he got to share thanks to a…
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Kindness Fills Memory Of Flood Survivor

Twenty years ago this month, people along the Red River in Minnesota, North Dakota and Southern Manitoba experienced the worst flood of the area since 1826. Homes and businesses were destroyed. Lives were swept up in a torrent of emotional and financial ruin. An entire geographic area was collectively exhausted. Yet, when the river finally…
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Returning To The Place I Found Kindness

At this very moment, if all has gone well, I am on an airplane with my three children heading back to Fargo. It was the kindness of an event planner who first gave the idea wings, and the kindness of many other community members who made it take flight. Saul and I lived in Fargo…
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Sweet Ways To Show Kindness

I was at a Weight Watchers meeting this morning. Don’t ask. The wheels fall off the bus pretty quickly when you live in a family who loves to celebrate track meets, baseball games and good grades with ice cream. Easter baskets don’t seem to help the problem either. Anyway, I was sitting in the meeting…
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Kindness Is The Most Important Muscle

I didn’t think time travel was possible until I was sitting at a track meet the other night. It was my daughter’s very first meet. I thought it would be my very first meet too. I was told ahead of time that it would be a test of endurance — not for the student athletes,…
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