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Timbuktu – not just a movie – a real place full of history

Last weekend I went to see the Oscar nominated film Timbuktu. When I was little I thought Timbuktu was a mythical place. Whenever I heard the word, it seemed to refer to some exotic place at the end of the […]

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Last weekend I went to see the Oscar nominated film Timbuktu. When I was little I thought Timbuktu was a mythical place. Whenever I heard the word, it seemed to refer to some exotic place at the end of the […]

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MisAdventure in San Francisco 1974

Heaven’s plane was due in from L.A. at 2:10 p.m. and we told him we’d pick him up between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. so we headed toward the

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The Color Purple: The Musical returns to Broadway

Alice Walker’s novel, The Color Purple, was published in 1982 and she won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for Fiction in 1983. Walker was born

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Seizing opportunities: My father’s incredible life

My father turns 95 this week. We were talking over lunch yesterday and he said it was really incredible to him to think about all the things he has

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Culture Shock: Get over It!

I recently read a book on culture shock and have been thinking about it lately. Since I just moved, I am having my own mini version of culture shock,

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Food and Beer with some other stuff thrown in – My Week

I had an interesting week. After spending 12 years in the DC area and never going out or doing anything (at least very rarely), I now have a blooming

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Frozen Minnehaha: Baby it’s cold outside

It is the January thaw in Minneapolis, currently in the 30’s F. After being in the deep freeze the temperature usually rises for a week or two and then

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Walker Art Center Museum is for everyone

The Walker Art Museum in Minneapolis is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. In 1915 T.B. Walker opened 14 rooms full of art to the public. Each room had

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Dining Russian Style on a cold winter night

There is a good Russian restaurant in St Paul, MN called Moscow on the Hill. We went there the other night for dinner. It was a snowy night so

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Memories of the Calhoun Beach Club

We finally got some snow, the day after Christmas and today the temperature is 1 degree F. Seems much more like a normal Minnesota winter. I’m not convinced it

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