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Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

― C.S. Lewis

Don't give up

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms -- to [...]

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The Longest Day of the Year!

Fathers Day, June 21st 2015. I have been somewhat, tongue in cheek, spewing hatred about June 21st for years. After that date, it's all down hill to shorter days. Give me a moment to tell you why, I love June 21st. June 21st, 1995 was in fact the LOOOOONGEST day of the year. False labors, lots of [...]

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Cherish

. “All of us must care for life, cherish life, with tenderness, warmth…to give life is to open (our) heart, and to care for life is to (give oneself) in tenderness and warmth for others, to have concern in my heart for others.Caring for life from the beginning to the end. What a simple thing, what [...]

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A very Blessed Easter!

The legend is told that when Mary's tomb was visited three days after her burial, it was found empty save for bunches of majestic white lilies. Early writers and artists made the lily the emblem of the Annunciation, the Resurrection of the Virgin: the pure white petals signifying her spotless body and the golden anthers [...]

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How do others celebrate the "Day of Love" around the world?

It's the day after our floral "Superbowl". We worked our tails off trying to ensure that those that are capable, were able to tell someone else of their love. I spent some time winding down last night catching up on the news, I had missed, and hoping to see others who had experienced the day [...]

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The importance of legends.

Defining legend, Kimball Young has called it "a form of social myth based, in part on historical fact, dealing chiefly with heroes and events related to the successes and failures of a group of society." In this way, legends are connected with events and heroes. And these heroes, in the majority of cases, are religious [...]

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Hail Boreas

Never in my wildest dreams, when the love of my life and I attended a St. Paul Winter Carnival for the first time many, many years ago, did I ever expect to become part of such a fantastic rich tradition! .https://www.wintercarnival.com/legend/ I am so blessed and honored to be named to the Order of The [...]

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When customers become family.

Bill's been coming to see us for several years now. He likes to pick up single stems for ladies at the bank or Walgreens down the street. "3 different" he calls out whenever he comes in, making sure no 2 women receive the same item. Through his many visits, he shared how he was taking [...]

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I love the first day of Winter!

While my family, friends and staff all get ready to celebrate "The Only True Holiday" of this week, (Christmas, ya'all) I secretly harbor an incredible love for the 21st of December. See starting today, although tagged as the first day of winter, the daylight hours going forward increase. So to me, it really seems like [...]

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