Tag Archives: 2013

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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Invisible People, Invisible Work

Kevin and Jay Collecting Yard Refuse A couple of days ago I was taking my trash out when the garbage truck pulled up. It’s getting towards the end of the lawn cleaning period, before winter settles in, and they were … Continue reading

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The Most Colorful Time of the Year

A Late Autumn Afternoon On My Street Autumn is my favorite season. The weather fronts that had been blowing north from the south or southwest bringing heat and humidity have been replaced with air flowing in from the northwest and … Continue reading

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Orchid and Flame and the Anthropocene

Last year was drought and this Spring has been wet, overcast, and cool: for now the drought is a distant memory. Anthropocene I’ve been thinking about the new epoch we are living in, the Anthropocene. It is the first historical … Continue reading

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Comfort

Futzin Resting In Aunt Nikki’s Arms This Memorial Day weekend, I went to Fergus Falls to celebrate the birthday of another family member. This time it was Andrew who turned one year old. Drew has the nickname Futzin which was … Continue reading

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Desperadoes and a Pinata

Desperadoes, Cara and Friend On Saturday, I went to Wisconsin to spend time with Becky’s family. After all these years, I count them as my family too. The reason for my trip was the combined birthday party for Cara, age … Continue reading

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Apology to Willa Cather and My Antonia

For years, when the topic of high school reading came up, I would say that, for the most part, I was oblivious to the meaning of most of the classic American library. And, I would say that I remembered almost … Continue reading

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Lou and Spring

Color Coordinated Lou After a long winter with a color scheme based on white, grey, black, brown, and on a good day blue, the coming of spring is eagerly awaited. Spring brings a full spectrum of color for weary eyes. … Continue reading

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Enough, Already!

Winter refuses to surrender to Spring. Friday morning, April 19th, I awoke from a deep dreamless sleep. It had erased all  thoughts of the dramas of the previous days: Boston Marathon bombing and the fertilizer plant explosion in Texas. I … Continue reading

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