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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: Eat an MRE

I’m a learner.  I adored school at every stage of my development; in fact, I remember being angry the first time my mom kept me home because I was sick.  I read books with voracity (see 1981) and spent hours … Continue reading

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Another year comes to a close

Each year the good folks at WordPress create a data summary of every blog/site they host, and I thought a nice way to close out 2013 would be to share some highlights of that info with all of you.  Here … 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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#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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#33: Visit Historic Fort Snelling (Part 7)

(Is this turning into the longest blog post or what?  Hopefully you’re finding it interesting.  [If you're still reading at this point, you probably are.])  :)  Okay, continuing on… After leaving the maltreatment and medical sections of the tour, I … Continue reading

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#33: Visit Historic Fort Snelling (Part 6)

At this point in the experience the topics got quite a bit more serious, and started to focus in on the realities of a biased, violent, technologically-primative war (and period of time in US History): The story of African Americans … Continue reading

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#33: Visit Historic Fort Snelling (Part 5)

After the Learning Lab, the tour transitioned from 2013 high-tech to 1863 high-society: A “proper Victorian lady” explained some of the important points of manners in the 1860s – including which chairs were appropriate to sit in.  (I.e., men sat … Continue reading

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#33: Visit Historic Fort Snelling (Part 4)

The organizers of the weekend Civil War event did a very good job of providing an honest and well-rounded examination of all facets of life during this period in history: For this stop on the tour, a female re-enactor gave … Continue reading

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#33: Visit Historic Fort Snelling (Part 3)

Soon the tour started to get into some of the primary purposes of the fort (i.e., defense): The Round Tower was three stories tall: The view from the top. From here, you can see the small corn field (from Part … Continue reading

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