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One Word — TRexit

 The British vote a few weeks ago to separate from the European Union, or ‘Brexit’, was as perplexing to us as it was to our friends and relatives from the UK and Europe.  It was shocking. In other news, Timothy … Continue reading

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Kim Jong TRBL

      Our second oldest daughter, Catherine, will be spending next year studying in Korea (which reminds me that I need to confirm which side of the Mason Dixon Line she’ll be on, but I’m pretty sure that she’ll … Continue reading

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Sleep and Rock- Paper- Scissors

    For the fifth year in a row, Catherine gathered friends and jumped in the waters of Lake Calhoun recently in the Special Olympics’ Polar Plunge.  This year’s team consisted of 25 juniors and seniors from Edina high school in … Continue reading

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The Abominable Snowmonster

    There is nothing more that Timothy loves than a good group hug.  When he’s leaving a gathering, our little rush chairman will often reach out to different people to circle up. This is one of the cutest things … Continue reading

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Dancing Zeus meets the monster

  According to Greek mythology, Zeus used to throw thunderbolts down to earth. I thought about that when we had a loud thunderstorm a few nights ago. In the summer, our daughters usually sleep in the basement room right below our … Continue reading

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A Boy and his Rug

   Catherine went to the Edina Homecoming Dance on Saturday night and people loved it when Timothy busted out his breakdancing move (yes, ‘move’ is meant to be singular) at the pre-dance photo session.  ________________________        Mealtime with … Continue reading

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Orange is the new Black

      Last weekend, we had a fun graduation and welcome home party for Elisabeth.  She and her good friend, Audrey (who studied in India with her) spent many hours making our kitchen smell like a real Indian kitchen, … Continue reading

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Bermuda Triangle

    Elisabeth got home from India last Friday and walked in her Edina High School graduation on Monday.  We’re very proud of her for graduating and getting ready to go to Mount Holyoke College in the Fall.  And we’re … Continue reading

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The Return of Elisabeth

Our daughter Elisabeth returns tomorrow morning after ten months in India.  She’s had a wonderful experience, and it’s hard to believe that she’s finally coming home. I keep thinking about when I returned to the United States after a year … Continue reading

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TRBL meets his match.com

Our eighteen year old daughter, Elisabeth, is still studying over in India. For the past three weeks, she and a group of exchange students have been travelling in northern India, visiting crowded Dehli, the impressive Taj Mahal and amazing sites … Continue reading

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