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Archives for the ‘Cownie Connection’ Category

Rappelling for VINE

Jul 2017 • Category: Cownie Connection

I am not sure when my fear of heights started. I am inclined to think it started the summer between my 7th and 8th grade year of junior high. That’s when I shot up a couple of inches and became the “big” girl. Yes, that was my claim to fame in my little Missouri town, population 325.

Outdoor Concert Fever

May 2017 • Category: Cownie Connection

This is the time of year we here in the Greater Mankato region celebrate something that can’t be found just anywhere, the sounds of summer. Sure, there is the joy that comes each spring with the sounds of neighborhoods once again coming to life. I enjoy that immensely. But it’s the other sounds of summer in southern Minnesota I’m talking about.

The Time is Going Faster

Mar 2017 • Category: Cownie Connection

I know it may sound cliché, but as I get older time really does seem to be going faster. I wake up and before I know it the day is behind me, another page on the calendar flipped, a new season starting.

New Year’s Resolutions

Jan 2017 • Category: Cownie Connection

Well, here we are at the intersection of another new year. A time when most start making those New Year’s Resolutions. I myself am often a victim of the resolution game, only to feel like a failure by mid-February. So this year I am going to try a little resolution reversal. Instead of making a list of things I want to do in 2017, I am going to make a list of what I’m NOT going to do.

My Passion for the Region

Nov 2016 • Category: Cownie Connection

Despite my public persona at times, I am actually a quiet person. My nature is more reserved I would say. I would rather watch and listen silently in the background than be the center of attention. But I have never really been all that shy about my love for the southern Minnesota region.

Writer’s Block

Sep 2016 • Category: Cownie Connection

As the deadline for this issue rapidly approached, I found myself with an acute case of writer’s block when it came to this column. Panic was about to ensue. (And trust me, panic only tightens the grip and prevents any useful thoughts from getting through). So, on the eve of the deadline, I decided to just let go of the chaos in my mind, by going to the chaos of the KISS concert at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato.