Archive for April, 2014

Although I’ve known for months that the Star Tribune buildings were slated for demolition, I’d given it little thought until I saw this post from a friend and former colleague: The sentimentality of his note and the starkness of his photo brought an unexpected flood of memories. I was a journalism student at the University […]


I don’t remember the exact date of the purchase, but I do remember driving my new Volkswagen home with the sunroof open and the windows rolled down. I didn’t care that I had a car payment for the first time in my life: in exchange, I’d gotten freedom. Or at least the illusion of freedom. […]


Minneapolis has never held much mystique for me. Even the name — Minneapolis — suggests that the founding fathers didn’t expect much of their little mill town on the Mississippi. But as I’ve been working on some tourism materials over the past two weeks, I’ve found myself growing more curious about the city I call […]


Although I write this blog only for my own enjoyment, I’ve still occasionally felt “stuck.” It’s during those times I’ve been extra-especially grateful for my friend Tom (aka, “The Blogfodder”), who has quietly encouraged me to stay curious and keep writing. It was also Tom who encouraged me to enter my first writing contest a […]


I’ve been a bit overwhelmed at work so I haven’t blogged much lately. In spite of this fact, I’ve still managed to pick up a couple of new subscribers — including (drum roll, please) His Holiness, the Dalai Lama! I’m tremendously honored by His Holiness’ visit, but astounded that he actually took the time to […]