December 27th, 2019 by Gary Osberg

In April of 1977,  I went on a retreat at the Cenacle Retreat House in Wayzata, Minnesota. Sister Ten-Tie Saniel presented “Effective Living” a seminar based on John Boyle’s “Omega Seminar”. They taught us the importance of affirmations, “stating future goals in the present tense”. I have formed the habit of repeating these affirmations every […]

December 20th, 2019 by Gary Osberg

Five days until Christmas. I have all of my shopping done and now I simply have to pace myself on the cookies and candy. Children love Christmas, as well they should. As with most families, some years, Christmas gifts were easy to come by and some years the budget would not allow for much. The […]

December 13th, 2019 by Gary Osberg

In December of 1984 I was employed at Dayton’s Commercial Interiors in downtown Minneapolis.   My family was still at the home that we had built on Cedar Lake west of Upsala.  My daughter Kerry was 16 years old and her art teacher in Upsala was pushing her to produce a lot of work.  For Christmas […]

December 13th, 2019 by Gary Osberg

Good chilly morning from Collegeville, It looks like the ice on the pond is here to stay for a while.  Do not go out there unless you are with a buddy and be sure to check the ice often.  We used to drag race cars across Cedar Lake west of Upsala when we were teenagers.  […]