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Something About Nothing

Julie Seedorf: Teenagers have wisdom and want to be heard

Many kids these days don’t know the song called “School Days” written in 1907. I’m not that old, but my mom loved the song as ... Read more

2 years ago by Julie Seedorf.

Julie Seedorf: Karma, relics, history and a class reunion

Last week when I wrote about my class reunion, it hadn’t yet happened. I thought I would report a little more on a fun night ... Read more

2 years ago by Julie Seedorf.

Julie Seedorf: Let go of perceptions and look beyond words

By the time you read this, my 50th class reunion will be one for the books. I have learned so much about people since I ... Read more

2 years ago by Julie Seedorf.

Julie Seedorf: Honesty is always the best policy there is

The Dog Days of Summer was going to be the topic of my column this week until I saw “Reality Check” by Pat Kessler on ... Read more

2 years ago by Julie Seedorf.

Julie Seedorf: A blended family of fun, furry creatures

We used to babysit our grandchildren when their parents needed time without the little sweeties. The grandchildren are now old enough to stay by themselves ... Read more

2 years ago by Julie Seedorf.

Julie Seedorf: Why do we believe what we see online?

This message has been trending on social media: “Crazy ... it worked! After reposting this to all my friends, my newsfeed showed a whole new ... Read more

2 years ago by Julie Seedorf.

Julie Seedorf: Can struggling, small communities be fixed?

I thought about my experiences when I shop in other communities other than in chain stores and malls. I gravitate to the well-kept stores whose ... Read more

2 years ago by Julie Seedorf.

Julie Seedorf: What makes a community successful?

Driving around the countryside gives me too much time to ponder the issues. This column will be split into two weeks since I am so ... Read more

2 years ago by Julie Seedorf.

Julie Seedorf: Don’t let fear and what-ifs change behavior

Growing up in a small town I felt a sense of safety most of the time. It was during my childhood I learned about the ... Read more

2 years ago by Julie Seedorf.

Julie Seedorf: How much of stuff we own is just clutter?

I realized I don’t own a sweatshirt. I don’t remember when I quit buying sweatshirts. It hasn’t been on my radar that I am missing ... Read more

2 years ago by Julie Seedorf.

Julie Seedorf: Look history in the face to learn from it

I was never a history buff. I didn’t see the value in learning about the past when I was younger. History in the way it ... Read more

2 years ago by Julie Seedorf.

Julie Seedorf: How are we influenced by what we watch?

Guest Column, By Julie Seedorf I am becoming a conspiracy theorist. It all began when I watched “Designated Survivor” on television this past year. Recently ... Read more

2 years ago by Julie Seedorf.

Julie Seedorf: Hang on to the memories, not possessions

A small porcelain doll tucked away for years in my mother’s special cedar chest, transferred to the top drawer of one of my dressers after ... Read more

2 years ago by Julie Seedorf.

Julie Seedorf: Ethical, trustworthy treatment is a priority

The dictionary in one of its definitions of trust states it is a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability or strength of someone or ... Read more

2 years ago by Julie Seedorf.

Julie Seedorf: Celebrate your mother this week and always

For me, there has been no career as satisfying and as frustrating as that of being a mother. This past Sunday was Mother’s Day. I don’t ... Read more

2 years ago by Julie Seedorf.

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