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Two Years Eh? Let’s Do a Movie Review

February 12th, 2015

So it’s been nearly 2 years since I posted anything here at QueenAnntics.  That’s amazing actually.  I think I will change that. Let’s do a movie review.  In the past month, I have seen 3 movies:  Unbroken, American Sniper, and The Imitation Game.   Of the 3, The Imitation Game was by far the best. […]


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3 Reasons Why You Won’t Fall Off the Face of the Earth

February 19th, 2013

Now that I have your attention. Has anyone else noticed that the typical blogging model has defaulted into compiling a list of things: 3 you must know or 5 things you must do?  It seems that so many posts use this format to lure readers.  I have used it myself although I try not to overdo it.  However, […]


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Stay Curious My Friend

July 25th, 2012

Once upon a time, in 1976, my father wrote me a letter because I wasn’t taking school too seriously.   In the letter he stated, “But there is a second and maybe more important reason for studying hard. The more you study and learn, the more your mind will expand to look at life a little differently […]


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Molly’s Rude Awakening: An Unexpected Delight in an Unlikely Place

May 16th, 2012

Molly’s Rude Awakening is an unexpected delight in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. For over 25 years, I have traveled Interstate 94 between my home in Minnesota and points east, especially 50 or more trips to Detroit where I grew up.   I thought I knew every gas station, restaurant, coffee shop, and convenience store along […]


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What Tames Fear?

April 18th, 2012

I resolved to skydive to celebrate my 50th birthday despite being a dedicated fear of heights chicken. On my 45th birthday, I vowed, after jumping off of a 32 foot cliff in Jamaica, that I would skydive next. You can check out my  pre-skydiving blog to confirm that I really was a overcoming a long-standing fear […]


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Skydive Dedication

March 15th, 2012

“Your mother looks beautiful with her hair like that” were his last words before he collapsed and died of a heart attack at the Little Bar restaurant in Marco Island, Florida. He said them to me and I was the only one who heard them. He was 51 years old and the year was 1989. […]


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Chickens Can’t Fly But Can They Jump?

February 15th, 2012

True confession. I get dizzy standing on a tall chair. For most of my life, I have had a fear of heights. High dives? If I wasn’t showing off, I wasn’t jumping. My heart still races when I look over the top of an open parking structure. I have steadfastly refused to take a hot […]


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Why Glorify the Mouse?

October 11th, 2010

Why glorify the mouse? First let me set the context that compelled me to write about this today. This afternoon, my internet repair person told me that I had had unreliable service for the past several weeks because mice had chewed through my cable (on the outside of my house and not the inside, thank […]


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The Perfect Night

October 7th, 2010

I am sitting by the lake on a bench that my parents gave me, now rusted and covered with lichen. Everyone around the lake path knows this bench and it is a landmark. The sky is clear and the moon is barely a sliver so the planets and stars are shining above me with great […]


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