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#46: Go to a concert at Orchestra Hall

One of the motivating forces behind many of the items on my 101 list is the general idea of taking full advantage of all local offerings before longing to travel and see sights that other cities/countries hold; aka, “Things I … Continue reading

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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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