A Nostalgia Attack

A Nostalgia Attack

My column from the Albert Lea Tribune the week of September 13, 2018 copyright September 2018 I had a little nostalgia attack this week. It started with my granddaughter sending me a picture of the new dress she bought for Homecoming. It is her first Homecoming dance as a freshman. Tears came to my eyes [...]

The Wisdom of Teenagers

The Wisdom of Teenagers

Sprinkled Notes by Julie Seedorf Published in the Albert Lea Tribune on September 6, 2018 Many kids these days don’t know the song called “School Days” written in 1907. I’m not that old, but my mom loved the song as she was a teacher. The first verse went something like this: “School days, school days, [...]

Don’t Let Fear and What-If’s Change Your Behavior

Don’t Let Fear and What-If’s Change Your Behavior

Growing up in a small town I felt a sense of safety most of the time. It was during my childhood I learned about the “what-ifs” of life. It was taught to me unknowingly by my mother. She had no idea her anxiety about the evils of the world lent itself to my childhood fears.