Rally for Ukraine ­čç║­čçŽ

Glory to Ukraine! Today’s rally at the capital in St. Paul, MN provided people from all over the Twin Cities a chance to gather in solidarity. Speakers included religious leaders within the Ukrainian community; the Governor and Lt. Governer of MN, Tim Walz and Peggy Flanagan; and the Minneapolis Mayor, Jacob Frey, who is ofContinue reading “Rally for Ukraine ­čç║­č玔

Wild (Woke) W7th, St Paul, MN

I wanted to share a few images from a 4 mile walk around our neighborhood. W7th strong! The first picture is of two small business owners about whom I have blogged over the years (7th Street Tattoo, 7th Street Barbers). Also pictured is Shamrock’s Pub and Schmidt Brewery Complex and Keg and Case Market.

A Community Despairs

When will we learn? My cities (St Paul and Minneapolis) are, literally, on fire. “No justice, no peace.” We demand justice for the murder of George Floyd. Curfews are in place. Peaceful protests continue. We walked through our neighborhood this afternoon. A very different place. The world has seen the images. Cities around the countryContinue reading “A Community Despairs”

What now?

I haven’t posted since late October and am still trying to wrap my mind around Covid-19 as we shelter, and work, at home. Our thoughts are with our friends and furriends around the world. Today we offer a sleepy nod from Dylan the Tabby…

The Staycation is Winding Down

We have had a wonderful week enjoying local sights and tastes! A true “staycation”, we explored places in Minnesota and Wisconsin, including hiking in┬áCarpenter Nature Center and trying out a new breakfast spot in St. Paul:┬áHope Breakfast. Carpenter Nature Center┬áhas two campuses: the 425-acre┬áMinnesota Campus with more than 10 miles of hiking trails and, justContinue reading “The Staycation is Winding Down”

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