This week at my job at a Twin Cities charter school, I was asked to review their new discipline policy. In accordance with the state of Minnesota, and also the school's own standards, the document stretched 17 pages addressing everything from what constitutes (and how to respond to) food fights, firearms, bullying, sexual harassment, improper dress, etc.
It's good to cover your bases. But I al...
January 29, 2015 - 8:12am
Living in Retirement
The word "trust" is applied to all types of relationships, both personal and business, to indicate that one person has confidence in another person.
For our purposes, a trust is a legal device for the management of property. Through a trust, one person (the "grantor" or trustor) transfers the legal title to property to another person (the "trustee"), who then manages the property in a specifie...
January 25, 2015 - 3:13pm
Home Improvement with Andy Lindus
Besides your refrigerator, your kitchen sink gets more use than any other appliances in your kitchen. Dont fall into the trap of choosing a sink based solely on style because there are so many other features to consider. Dont be overwhelmed with choices; weve simplified the features of common sink styles to help you find your perfect match.
Undermount Sink-As the name implies, this type of sin...
January 12, 2015 - 1:39pm
Over the past couple of days, Buffalo, NY and northwestern New York have been experiencing lake effect snow of epic proportions. As the band rolls through (as seen above), people have been stuck on roadways and stranded in their homes for hours to even a day and counting now as seen below.
With a couple of snow totals coming in, places are ranging from 5 to 5.5 feet of snow around the B...
November 20, 2014 - 2:51am
The Adventures of Ole and Lena: A stud and a hotdish
They say you can never go back and I guess thats very true. Things are never the same as they used to be. When Ole was in the Navy we lived in Iceland for just over two years. One of our greatest desires has always been to go back and visit again; to make the trip with dear friends of ours that lived there at the same time. Unfortunately, when youre young, busy raising a family and trying to g...
September 26, 2014 - 4:41pm
Dear Drunk Girl,
First thing: I'm sorry for calling you "Drunk Girl."
Your driver's license probably reads Holly, Kristen or Kelly. But since your incoherent, confused, maybe even desperate nature was reminiscent of of 1970s Jenni in "Forest Gump," let's call you that. Your dignity deserves better.
So Jenni, you probably don't remember, but we were in the same bar Saturday night. We shared n...
September 22, 2014 - 11:18am