April 29, 2012
She lounges in the chair that faces the wall of windows with passing views of the valley as the sun dances on the Mississippi River that lies within the bordering bluffs. She has plenty of room and she is plenty comfortable.
October 13, 2011
I work in the best kind of retail situation, a small, independent bookstore situated next to a cafe whose great coffee and scones (maple scones with drippy maple icing) test my will every time I work. Enticing smells waft around us all day long.Usually, they are sauteeing garlic and this my new trick to entertaining. I will saute garlic 2 minutes prior to the guest's arrival time. Even if we are having frozen pizza or my latest efforts fail, the...
May 16, 2011
Lessons and wisdom gathered through 91 years of living
Eleanor Roach is used to waking up every day at 5 a.m.
Supporting herself with her cane Roach, 91, walked from her bedroom through her small kitchen to her living room in her Winona Watkins Manor apartment, looking expectantly for the daily newspaper that is slid underneath her door each morning.
April 14, 2011
I keep hearing it whether I want to or not. I stumbled upon some video in my archives and there it was again...Taps. It's meant to get your attention, sear your heart so you don't forget, and then out you go into life until you hear it again.
April 14, 2011
The goal is to make the minor accommodating for a variety of majors throughout campus to enhance a student’s resume for future occupation, said Jeanne Franz, chemistry professor at WSU
April 13, 2011
“You have to have about a 30-40 percent utilization rate based on a 24-hour day for the cars to pay for themselves,” said Lohide. “We’ve never hit that.”
The Winona State University car rental program offered to students, faculty and staff may not be available next fall.
Kurt Lohide, vice president for finance and administrative services at WSU, said the Zipcar program on campus is struggling with the amount of student use required for the program to be sustainable--an average of 8 to 10 hours a day.
March 3, 2011
Sixteen members of the first Winona State University intramural tennis club beamed with excitement to get to share their love of tennis with each other
February 2, 2011
How do we create a culture of hope, possibilities, and encouragement instead of a culture of hopelessness, limitations and discouragement?
Okay, so I don’t really buy into that whole “If you think positive, positive things will start happening to you...” stuff. Really, I don’t. However, I have realized in my short 3.5 years of ministry that communicating positive things is essential.
December 20, 2010
The 38th annual Lions Club Christmas Dinner, sponsored by the Winona Noon Lions Club, will be held on Christmas Day at the First Congregational Church, 161 W. Broadway in Winona. Serving will begin at noon. This dinner is intended for anyone who would otherwise be alone that day. No advance reservations necessary this year, if you can come to the church on your own just show up--everyone is welcome. Enter the hall at the Johnson Street entrance...
November 3, 2010
So, with all this sustainability related activity occurring, is WSU making progress toward the 2050 goal of carbon neutrality? The answer is seemingly yes, but slowly.