STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legacy funding debate splits urban and rural senators
By Don Davis
Rural and urban Minnesota senators battled Wednesday night about how to divide outdoors and arts program funding.
Rural senators won, but just barely.
Sen. Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson, sai... Posted on 5/15/13 at 8:26 PM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Tai Chi: What Goes Around Comes Around
It had only been two days on this mountain in Hubei province.
But in a whole new environment----one that encouraged the focus of every moment, no less---this meant a concentrated, super-saturated 48 ... Posted on 9/8/12 at 8:20 AM
STAFF BLOG THE AREA VOICES COMMUNITY A real life Eva Gabor? - Areavoices Digest #80
If you're over a certain age...ahem...you grew up not only watching this ridiculous show but singing it's catchy lyrics.
Green acres is the place for me.
Farm livin' is the life for me.
Land sprea... Posted on 6/27/12 at 2:42 PM
MS SIMPLICITY Gooseberry Park Players: Cinderella x4
Can I tell you how blessed we are to be raising our children in this community?! The options open for our children are limitless. My youngest has gotten the acting bug for about a year and a half. S... Posted on 7/19/11 at 9:15 AM
HEALTH BEAT Words and medicine: the doctor as storyteller
It's July, and that means it's time once more for Minnesota Medicine's annual issue devoted to creative writing by Minnesota physicians and medical students. The July edition of the magazine, whi... Posted on 7/15/09 at 5:11 AM
“Who’s Yer Daddy?” edited by Jim Elledge and David Groff (University of Wisconsin Press, $26.95) is a fascinating look at writers and artists who inspired the work of gay writers and artists by the gay writers and artists themselves.
Three American presidents lead off this week’s roster of books: Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. You could fill libraries with what has already been written by these guys, but leave it to the scholars — they can always find a niche that’s unfilled.
I’m way behind in my coverage of the Scandinavian thriller surge in world publishing, not having even read a Stieg Larsson thriller, so I’ll try to make it up by reviewing a finely wrought thriller by first-time Swedish author Alexander Soderberg. It’s “The Andalucian Friend,” (Crown, $26), translated by Neil Smith.
As the River Falls Reads program winds down and folks who have read and enjoyed Michael Shaara’s Pulitzer-Prize winning novel about the Battle of Gettysburg, “The Killer Angels,” are looking for new reading material, I’m happy to report that although Shaara died in 1988, his family lives on in the person of his son, Jeff Shaara, who also writes about the Civil War and has completed his father’s trilogy with “Gods and Generals” and “The Last Full Measure.”
“Now that science has attained its youth and superstition is in its dotage, the trembling, palsied wreck says to the athlete: ‘Let us be friends.’ It reminds me of the bargain the cock wished to make with the horse: ‘Let us agree not to step on each other’s feet.’”
—Robert Ingersoll, 1885
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