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#40: Visit the James J Hill House (a Minnesota Historic Site)

Several years ago, I spent two months in a 5th grade classroom as a Student Teacher (completing a requirement for my MAED [Master’s of Arts in Education]). My supervising teacher was a middle-aged man named Mr. P, and he was … Continue reading

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Beyond 101: Participate in World Book Night

What Is It? World Book Night (WBN) is a world-wide effort to get books into the hands of adult light- and non-readers. It is held annually on April 23 – Shakespeare’s birthday. Volunteers register to receive 20 copies of a … Continue reading

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#19: Buy Cookie Cart cookies

As a young girl I spent several years in Girl Scout Troop #247.  (Don’t ask me how I can remember that number when I forget so many other details of my life; it’s funny what items stick in a person’s … Continue reading

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#59: Check out the observation deck at the Foshay Tower

Every culture has characteristics that make it unique from others.  Germans are notorious for being so direct and honest that often times they border on harsh, whereas Indians are raised to be so collaborative and accommodating that at times their … 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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#39: Visit the Mill City Museum (a Minnesota Historic Site)

If you have been reading this blog for a while, you may remember an outing I had with my brother-in-law (BIL) earlier this year where he and I explored the American Swedish Museum.  We had such a fun time together … Continue reading

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#11: Try kayaking

Some people grow up around animals – so for them, caring for a dog or cat as an adult is a completely natural, almost “expected” thing to do.  Other people grow up in a city environment – and so for … Continue reading

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#20: Attend a community outdoor concert

Ten years ago my husband and I moved to a suburb on the west side of the city.  After renting an apartment on the east side of town for a few years, then living in a townhouse for a few … Continue reading

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#41: Visit the Alexander Ramsey House (a Minnesota Historic site)

In my quest to learn more about my adopted home city, yesterday I visited another local historic site: the Alexander Ramsey House.  The afternoon was gray, rainy, and unseasonably chilly. I seem to have a knack for scheduling myself for museum … 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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