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Gym Shoes

by Linda Jenkinson

shoes

Like most parents, as my children grew up, I wanted to give them the world on a string. For most of us, our desires far exceed our capacity to fulfill them. I wonder if that sends the wrong message.

Punishment vs. Discipline

by Linda Jenkinson

fighters

Do you remember being told or telling a rival to “pick on someone your own size?” As parents, it’s easy to forget our children are not our size, and confuse punishment with discipline.

Winona

by Linda Jenkinson

Lake Winona
photo credit: Amanda Gillett

Maybe it's because of the beauty of this area but the people here are among the friendliest, most good-natured, and warm-hearted that I have met anywhere.

Epilepsy in Dogs

by Linda Jenkinson

Bailey Jenkinson

Like any addition to your family, there is no guarantee that a puppy will be born healthy or stay healthy throughout his life. That was the case with Bailey. Idiopathic epilepsy often begins when a dog is between the ages of 6 months and 5 years old. Bailey’s seizures started in March 2012 when he was 4 1/2 years old.

Indigenous

by Linda Jenkinson

Earthday

I saw the above picture on Earth Day. I added the caption, but after I did, I realized that while it is a nice sentiment, it is in error. Earth was not created for anyone. Earth is a magnificent biological system. We are each blessed to be a small part of it.