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Inspiration with Lindsey: Finding life’s perfect chocolate chip cookie

Inspiration with Lindsey: Finding life’s perfect chocolate chip cookie

Lindsey Vagnini, Advertising Manager

April 22, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

How do we figure out the right consistency for a batch of raw chocolate cookie chip cookie dough, or any uncooked dough? When we determine the dough’s consistency, we are deciding the readiness of the batch. If the dough is not mixed well enough, we continue working the dough to get the textur...

Inspiration with Lindsey: History as DNA brings purpose

Inspiration with Lindsey: History as DNA brings purpose

Lindsey Vagnini, Advertising Manager

April 8, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Backward, the word ‘Lakeland’ is spelled ‘Dnalekal,’ making the first three letters of this word ‘DNA.’ DNA, in this context, is not a literal reference to our cellular structure. Rather, this DNA is our history. As part of the Lakeland community, we all have a part of Lakeland in our DNA. Our t...

Inspiration with Lindsey: The foundation of reflection

Inspiration with Lindsey: The foundation of reflection

Lindsey Vagnini, Ad Manager

February 26, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

If we think back on our lives, our time spent here and there, our journey becomes a mental happy place, similar to the second we see the tiny white arrow appear on a YouTube video signaling to us that the button for commercial escape is clickable. Truly, most of us can testify how glorious this momen...

Inspiration with Lindsey: Easing Decisions

Inspiration with Lindsey: Easing Decisions

Lindsey Vagnini, Advertising Manager

February 19, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

In Wal-Mart recently, I walked past a man lightly sawing the side frames of his glasses back and forth as the ends moved off the edge of his ear. At the same time, his mouth opened just wide enough to make it obvious a tough decision was being contemplated. A line of plastic round medication labels...

Inspiration with Lindsey: Discovering non-romance

Inspiration with Lindsey: Discovering non-romance

Lindsey Vagnini, Ad Manager

February 5, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

A former professor from a previous college I attended said to our class one day, “If love ends, it’s not.” At first, I didn’t believe it; but then I discovered love has many meanings, some of which romance is the distant cousin, not the boyfriend/girlfriend who is over-spilling in complimen...

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