When we see little children at play, they are immersed in the present moment, with seemingly no distractions. In fact, if we were to call their name and they appeared to ignore us, they would contend they did not hear us. When they are playing, they enter a different world, one that involves their body, mind and spirit. How often do we enter into the moments of our lives with such total abandon?RELATED CONTENT
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Bob Stephenson’s recent letter defending the National Rifle Association and attacking Carol Turnbull for supporting responsible gun safety stimulated me to take immediate action.
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We’re nearing the end of the 2013 legislative session in St. Paul, but we still face some tough decisions on spending over the next month. I would like to provide you with a general overview from the Legislature as well as some specific issues I have been working on for you this year.