Minnesota Driver’s License Renewal and the Cat Toy

The four-year ritual is upon me, renewal of my Minnesota state driver’s license. I turn a whopping 56 in February (but don’t feel, or act, a day over… well– it’s all relative, I suppose :-)). As I suited up (long underwear, scarves, double mittens) and went to jam my foot in my right insulated boot,Continue reading “Minnesota Driver’s License Renewal and the Cat Toy”

Breakfast at The North Pole

It is already old news. Minnesota, and much of the upper Midwest, is really in the deep freeze. With the backyard thermometer reading -20 (Fahrenheit), I decided it would be the perfect opportunity to visit The North Pole – restaurant, that is, in Newport, MN, a few miles outside of St. Paul. Mary North andContinue reading “Breakfast at The North Pole”

Domino’s Pizza™ and M Go Blue

When I was 20 and a grad student at the University of Michigan, I worked as a Domino’s Pizza™ ‘phone girl’. Seriously. It was safer in the shop that delivering to drunken frat boys. Memories of this job popped into my head as a new Domino’s commercial sped by on the TV screen just now.Continue reading “Domino’s Pizza™ and M Go Blue”

2014: Just A Number?

The New Year is already hours old in Australia and coming quickly to friends in Europe. I am thinking in terms of  retrospective. How did I get here and where am I going? What started the writing/ blogging life? In first grade it was “The Busy Bee” poem, published on the ditto machine by Mr.Continue reading “2014: Just A Number?”

“About” Page: Revisited

My first post on WordPress was October 18, 2012. It didn’t get views, but the second was the first of many photo challenges and introduced me to many of you! Since that time I have tried many themes and ideas, sticking primarily with the notion of developing skills in photography. The cats, Dylan and Bagheera,Continue reading ““About” Page: Revisited”

The Intersection of Food & Art: Perfectly Plated at Sapor Café & Bar

Drawing upon visual and culinary themes inspired by the textures and colors of Peru, Japan and India, ceramic and glass artists collaborated with Sapor Cafe & Wine Bar, in Minneapolis, MN, to blend art and food- and made a bold statement about the blissful collision of form and function in contemporary art and cuisine. NickContinue reading “The Intersection of Food & Art: Perfectly Plated at Sapor Café & Bar”

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