Category Archives: Politics

Belonging

Fellow citizens march down Marquette avenue on their way to demonstrate in front of the Better Business Bureau for a living wage, sick leave, immigration  and other issues. Last week I attended a march in downtown Minneapolis. It was late … Continue reading

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Modern: What’s In A Word

Modern Times Cafe, Minneapolis, MN   12/12/2013 Built in 1909, the Modern has had an interesting past. Most recently as a restaurant in an ethnic neighborhood. But before there was the Modern Times Cafe there had been: Meat Market Dry … Continue reading

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Edgar Allen Poe and the Snow Angle

Clean Water Action activist braving -10F windchill to spread the word about toxic chemicals in children’s products. Last night, as the winter darkness froze into place and an arctic wind chilled the air to -10F, I settled down in front … Continue reading

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Of Politics, Possibilities, and Egos

I intended this post to be about the fund raising luncheon for Senator Al Franken that I attended on Sunday. There was to be a photo or two of the Senator speaking and a short summary of what was said. … Continue reading

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Of Flags and Change and Becoming

I’m reading a book titled, the Book of Awakening, by Mark Nepo. It contains inspirational readings for each day of the year. Each one starts with a poem or quote followed by a short essay and then a series of … Continue reading

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Keith Ellison

     Representative Keith Ellison with Constituents, 06/30/2012 Last Saturday was a beautiful summer day: sunny and hot. What made it even better was the Caribbean Barbecue hosted by Carlo Lachmansigh. Guest of honor at the BBQ was Keith Ellison, our … Continue reading

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OccupyMN – More Faces in the Crowd

Here are a few more of the interesting people who I met or observed at the OccupyMN action on Friday, 10/07/2011. (Above Photo)  There is a place for whimsy in politics. When we stop finding the humor in ourselves and … Continue reading

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OccupyMN – Guy Fawkes

 Guy Fawkes Masks How people express themselves at a political event can take many forms: signs, props, music, dance, and complete persona. I am particularly fond of the folks who use props to help get their message across. The Tea … Continue reading

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Coffee House Town Hall

Last evening, I went to a town hall meeting hosted by my congressional representative, Keith Ellison. It was held at a Dunn Brothers coffee house. It was a warm, humid, late afternoon. The room set aside for the meeting quickly … Continue reading

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MoveOn.Org Rally Supporting Rep. Keith Ellison

I just got back from a MoveOn.Org rally at Representative Keith Ellison’s district office on the North-side. About 40 people showed up to say thank you to Representative Ellison for his stand against cuts in medical care, social security, and … Continue reading

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