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Barb Eltz
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Good Grief. Dealing with death and special needs.
We've recently had a loss. Our good friend and neighbor, Becky, passed away last Friday. I've been asked more than once how I explained death and dying to The Chick Magnet. They were concerned that he wouldn't handle it because of his intellectual delays, e...

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About dignity and a good old-fashioned Humble Brag.
There was a letter to the editor in our paper recently with a gently chiding title about dignity and decency. In it, the author tells her tale of her alleged encounter with a homeless man in one of our local thrift store, which she chose not to name. The cl...

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When you live with the Boogyman, Ebola doesn't scare you.
Yes, it took another rant to get me to dust off the blog. Ebola in Africa Ebola in America Same road, different journeys... a woman advising us all to be cautious of "new" people (Meaning the refugees and immigrants in our area who may or may not even come ...

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Don't get lost in your "ism".
I was just accused of being racially insensitive for opining that we all need to listen to each other, no matter what our race or creed. This was regarding a strict list of rules written by a person of color about when, if and how to discuss anything relate...

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Is there room for shaming in parenting?
The talk on the local media today is a West Fargo mother who posted her daughter's concert tickets for sale on an online garage sale page. I won't name her or share the post because I really don't want to give her more attention. My problem isn't with the f...

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How We Became a Roadside Attraction... the Vacation that Wasn't.
It has been many years since The Chick Magnet and I had hit the road. A family reunion seemed like the perfect excuse to head back home and have a weekend adventure. We had no idea what an adventure it would be! Unpack cat. Check. Shiny new tires, check.  I...
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