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Beyond 101: Visit the Art Shanty Projects

I live in a state where winter can occupy the climate for six months of the year – literally.  (I.e., November through April – or longer.)  Fortunately, I also live in a state populated by hearty and determined folk of … Continue reading

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Beyond 101: Go on a wellness vacation

For many, many years, I have fantasized about going on a spa vacation somewhere.  Spending a week or so sitting on a chaise in a plush white robe, getting my feet massaged while eating bon bons, looking at gorgeous views while … Continue reading

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#65: Check out the student union at Macalester

It’s only been within the past few years that I have fully recognized January 1 as the start of a new annual cycle.  Before then, my mind “knew” that 11:59 pm on December 31 signaled the end of one measure … Continue reading

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#2: Attend the Minneapolis May Day Parade

In addition to offering a plethora of museums, sporting events, and year-round outdoor activities, Minneapolis is also home to more eclectic groups and events, such one of the largest Fringe Festival in the world, the annual naming of a dairy … Continue reading

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#1: See the Winter Carnival ice sculptures

Minnesotans are a hearty stock of people.  The determined Viking grit combined with the strong Midwest American work ethic produces a breed of individual that can yield a formidable culture.  Thankfully, a sizable portion of the population also has a … Continue reading

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#58: Tour the Basilica

During my first visit to the city I now call home, I participated in a bus tour that drove past various landmarks and popular destinations.  As I saw sculpture gardens, art museums, theaters, and other well-known sites, I remember telling … Continue reading

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#37: Visit the Minnesota History Center (a Minnesota Historic Site)

Waking on a Saturday morning and finding no appointments on my calendar or “critical” tasks to complete, I decided to take advantage of the gift of time and experience a 101 list item. The Minnesota History Center was displaying an … Continue reading

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#31: Get a henna tattoo

I was 20 years old when I got my ears pierced. Seriously. I brought two friends to my parent’s home during spring break of my senior year of college, and one of them coaxed me into getting my ears done … Continue reading

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A delightful little manifesto

Recently a few people in my life have begun to toy with the idea of ‘creating’.  If you are also considering maybe putting pen to paper, or plunking around on an instrument, or testing out your vocal chords, or shaking … Continue reading

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#45: Go to Art A Whirl

One of the things I really like and genuinely appreciate about the city in which I live is how culturally vibrant it is. For example, the metro boasts 14 theater houses – and even if not all of them are … Continue reading

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