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A Christmas Shopping Memory

Peter Smith | Posted 02.24.2012 | Style
Peter Smith

The other week, I found myself walking down a small town Main Street. It was snowing and I was suddenly transported back to a Christmas before Wal-Mart's or mall stores; a Christmas when the stores along another Main Street were all I had.

Damn you, Holiday Carbs

Peter Smith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Smith

I have never met a carbohydrate I didn't like. And, this time of year in Minnesota, carbohydrates are everywhere. At the office potluck Holiday part...

A Minnesota Thanksgiving Tradition

Peter Smith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Smith

It's Thanksgiving week in Minnesota, and in small town public works departments all over the state, maintenance guys are digging out the town Holiday decorations and heading for Main Street.