Michael’s Musings

Sunday is Father’s Day, a time to celebrate fathers and grandfathers around the world. The dates may be different in other countries, but the experience of fatherhood is shared by millions of men. Fatherhood doesn’t come with a blueprint or an instruction manual. We learn through experience, often...
Camping brings my family much joy. Along with camping is another thing that brings me joy, outdoor cooking. I enjoy grilling and have done a fair amount of it over the years. Grilling and outdoor cooking isn’t limited to burgers and hotdogs, although I still consider them to be my go-to favorites...
Summer reading challenges are beginning to pop up. Summer is a great time to kick back, grab a glass of cold lemonade or iced tea, and get lost in a good book. Many library systems come out with reading challenges and programs which are a great way to keep kids reading throughout the summer months...
I made it thirteen days into No Mow May and have decided to forgo future attempts. I’ve seen a fair amount of conflicting information in recent years as to whether or not mowing your lawn in the month of May is a good or bad idea. I’m not an expert on the subject and I do not have a background in...
My family discovered the joy of camping during the summer of 2016. I don’t recall what prompted that first trip to Lake Auburn campground near Victoria, MN. My wife and I weren’t what you would call avid campers. Our experiences prior to that first trip were minimal, but we both enjoyed the...
Mother’s Day is a special occasion where we honor all of the sacrifices and hard work that mothers across the nation endure. Moms deserve more than a day, they deserve at least a week, and more appropriately a month. The job of a mother is not for the faint of heart. An unconditional love burns...
The month of May is upon us. May is a fantastic month. The weather begins to warm but is not beastly hot like the months of July and August can be. Golf courses are in full swing, fishermen are gearing up for the opener, but perhaps the best reason that May is a fantastic month… no mosquitos. That...
I let my dog outside the other night to “use the yard” before bedtime. That’s what we like to call it in my family. I stood on the front porch looking down at my phone, mindlessly scrolling through random content and getting sucked down a cyber rabbit hole. I glanced up to see if Lola had finished...
Earth Day is coming this Monday, an annual event that occurs on April 22 of each year and has been occurring every year since 1970. This year’s theme is “Planet vs. Plastics.” I admit that I slightly cringed when I first read the title of this year’s theme. Plastic is a tough one, because it’s...
Summer is fast approaching, and school will be out soon. If you have young, or elementary aged children, it can be a challenge to keep those kiddos busy during the unstructured summer months when they are out of the classroom. Maybe you’re a grandparent who helps watch the grandkids while mom and...

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