Norway’s Martin Drop Delightful In ‘Mere Image’

As cold as it was Saturday, I warmed my heart with laughter that night at  Saarens Productions’ “Mere Image” Saturday night at the Wild Rose Theater. Steve Saari’s writing was amazing, the set was great and the performances were outstanding. I thought Martin Drop, the 14-year-old who came from Norway to do the play, really…
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Unwelcome Adventure

I had thought my 2 a.m. adventure on the way home from work would start and end with the crazy icicles on the outside of the building. But the icicles were just a hint of the cold yet to come. When I got home, I noticed a glow in the snow outside my door, before…
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The Cat Came Back (but Not The Very Next Day)

A familiar “voice” made my heart go pitter-pat around 4 a.m. After a late night at work, I was heading into my house near downtown when I heard the “meow” I’d been listening for each night for about a week. And there he was, happy Dumpster Kitty, aka Orange Kitty, ready to come back in…
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Stuck In The Snow In Minneapolis

Just a quickie because I told these young women I’d post this photo, in case they remembered the link. They were kind enough to help us get our spinning wheel going (and quickly, too!), and they seemed filled with boundless energy. I’m sure they gave a hand to a bunch more motorists Sunday night! Thanks,…
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Bemidji: Bright Lights, Little City

From the Friday after Thanksgiving all the way through to the end of the cold, cruel month of January, I have at least a little something to smile over when I drive past the Lake Bemidji waterfront park on the way home from work. I snapped these photos a few hours after the First City…
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