http://www.jimmylongoria.com/ (and the paint brushes he used) photographed in 2013 at an event in the West Seventh neighborhood, St. Paul, MN.
Even as I write this, Island Station Power Plant, built in the 1920’s and the scene of my Fall photo-shoot and escapade, is being torn down. The city of St. Paul, its council deadlocked on preservation, ended up selling the plant to a developer. The grand dame on the river, home to all manner ofContinue reading “In Memorium: Island Station Power Plant”
As many of you probably know, ‘food trucks’ are all the rage in many urban areas. When young friends, Nathan and Leah, celebrated their engagement last summer, their parents surprised them with a cupcake food truck! http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/weekly-photo-challenge-threes/
As you can see, there is a new enterprise in the neighborhood. Lovingly baked and delivered by bicycle, Brake Bread is the innovation of Micah Taylor and Nate Houge. The first batch arrived this afternoon. Want a peak at this new St. Paul biz? Here you go! Brake Bread St Paul MN
My neighbor, Jim, has a small auto repair business that he runs out of his home garage. He is an amazing guy and, it seems, is always around to rescue me when things go wonky. Just a few examples: Last fall I dropped a huge window on my hand after the rope sash broke, crushingContinue reading “Awesome Neighbor Award (& The Faucet)”
Helping Halle with the The Remembering with Dignity Project (Christine & Lisa). photo by Halle
OK…a few words. This is my dear friend Halle (who has put me to work this week :)). She is a Community Organizer currently working for The Remembering with Dignity Project – with Advocating Change Together. This project is marking the numbered or unmarked graves of Minnesota’s state hospital cemeteries where former inmates, MinnesotaContinue reading “Wordless Wednesday”
Due to circumstance, I tend to spend quite a bit of time on my own these days. Today, with temperatures above 40, I decided to get out and see what was happening in the neighborhood. I am happy to report– the sidewalks are clearing and lots of smiles are on the faces of people whoContinue reading “Sunday Walk”