March 7th, 2014 by Gary Osberg

Good ice walking morning from Collegeville,

I had to crawl on my hands and knees to the garage because my strap-on “Ice Walkers” that my son gave to me for Christmas were in the trunk. Two years ago I fell and hit the back of my head. I was nauseated and tired for four months and one half months.

“I will be impeccable with my word. I will speak with integrity. I will say only what I mean and avoid using the word to speak against myself or to gossip about others. I will use the power of my word in the direction of truth and love.”

This is the first affirmation of The Four Affirmations based on the book “The Four Agreements” by don Miguel Ruiz. I had these printed on a card using letterpress to hand out to friends. Yet, this week I managed to violate this agreement in a big way. I don’t know why I thought there was humor in my making a comment about a young man’s receding hairline in a staff meeting. Hopefully by the next video conference call in two weeks, the “Sorry” card and brownies will have arrived from Send Out Cards. As my mentor and business partner, Jimmy Dorr, used to say “No man is wise at all hours.”

The APHC show this week is live from The Fitzgerald Theater in downtown St. Paul. Special guests include honky tonk harmonizers, The Cactus Blossoms, singers Bob Douglas and Susie Eldredge and old friend, pianist Butch Thompson, who has written a few pieces about the Minnesota winter blues. The usual cast of characters will entertain with skits and The News From Lake Wobegon will bring us up to date with life in central Minnesota.

“I believe we have two lives. The life we learn with and the life we live after that.” Glenn Close to Robert Redford in “The Natural”

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