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Dave Schlottman
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An affable curmudgeon
An affable curmudgeon

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Once in awhile, I like to write about products that capture my interest or are a unique answer to a imple problem. This past Labor Day, my family and I spent an afernoon in a quaint area near our home. The city is Stillwater on the north side of the Twin…

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Two Tales of Product Customer Service

Customer service can differ a great deal from store to store and from company to company. We recently experienced this between two companies that manufacture high-end products. One is Bendtec, makers of the blender with the power motor. They are the…

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Extreme Camping in Germany

You had better hope you don’t roll out of bed! Extreme Camping in Germany pic.twitter.com/yP0eadFizV — Most Extreme Pics (@mostextremepics) August 29, 2014

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My daughter is amazing! I was thinking about her last evening. She loves children. My daughter, Emilee, has been working as a nanny for three years now. She has served the child care needs of five families; several of them with origins from other…

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Date Night - It's Not Just for Your Wife

My kids need my time and attention. As I write this, I am planning to take my daughter out for supper. She is leaving for her second year at the university the beginning of next week. Fortunately for me, the school is not far away so I will see her…

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I started reading the bio Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand. It is the inspiring biography of world class miler and WWII hero, Louis Zamperini. I am only on chapter three but the story  is very…

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How to Mow 5 Acres with 2 Broken Riding Mowers

We have a lot of grass to cut each week. When we first moved to our current home, the previous owner left me two very used riding mowers. For the first couple of years, we were able to keep both riding mowers running without much problem. Then parts…

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On the Desiring God blog, David Mathis penned the post, Five Ways to Flourish in Journaling | Desiring God. For those who aspire to add the spiritual discipline of journaling but find themselves often discouraged, this article is well worth the read. I…

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A new idea for the church directory

The problem: This past Thursday evening, our small group was meeting together at a friend’s home. Our custom is to have a short time of snacks while catching up with each other. Someone began commenting about our church directory and posed the question of…
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