Tag Archives: Minneapolis

Ice Safety: what to do if you go through

Minneapolis Fire Department firefighters present an ice safety demonstration to a group of parents and children at the Lyndale Farmstead Park ice rink. Pictured from left to right are FMO Dean Anderson (kneeling), Capt. Dennis Scott, and Firefighters Pete Hallstrom … Continue reading

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Cancer and a Positive Spirit

My neighbor and friend, Pete, with his radiology team at the University of Minnesota. He’s giving a thumbs-up which reflects his positive spirit. Over the last few weeks I’ve been privileged to accompany my friend Pete, a couple of times, … 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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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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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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Snow Day

Neighbor, Pete Sieger, clearing his drive way of nine inches of fresh snow. Yesterday was a snow day. Unlike in some other parts of the country where a snow day means closed schools and businesses, here in Minnesota it translates … Continue reading

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Rincon 38, Tapas with Style

Rincon 38’s, Cordon Bleu trained, Chef Hector Ruiz. Yesterday evening I had a hankering for tapas, those delicious morsels that can be eaten as appetizers or as a meal. Lucky for me, Rincon 38 had opened its doors for the … Continue reading

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