Tag Archives: learning

#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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Beyond 101: Attend WordCamp

(Warning: This is a LONG post.  Like, seriously long.  If you don’t have a lot of interest in WordPress, you may not enjoy reading much of this post.  And that’s totally cool – feel free to skip over this one.  … Continue reading

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Beyond 101: Attend a Seder

I don’t know a lot about religion. I was raised Christian, and received very basic education about the Bible. From what little I read, in the Old Testament God seemed to be a very angry, vengeful force; it wasn’t until … Continue reading

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#82: Answer the “50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind”

I can’t remember how or why I stumbled on the list of “50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind”; but if answering a mere 50 questions will result in liberation, I’m totally willing to do that work!  So, over the … Continue reading

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#38: Visit the American Swedish Institute (a Minnesota Historic Site)

For the past several years, all the adults on my husband’s side of our family have opted to follow a name exchange program to facilitate Christmas gift-giving.  For 2012 my husband’s younger brother drew my name, and consulted my husband … Continue reading

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#70: Try on a pair of Vibram FiveFingers shoes

I used to be a runner. Despite being largely sedentary as a child (focusing on academics, music, and TV instead of sports or athletics), when I arrived at college with no car or bike, I had no choice but to … Continue reading

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#89: Make biscotti

In my world (mind), cookies reside in a hierarchy. The bottom of the pyramid is split between two types of cookies: bar cookies and no-bake cookies. Bar cookies are sweets that are baked in a pan, then cut into squares … Continue reading

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#14: Participate in a drumming event

One of my earliest musical memories is of me sitting next to my mom on a blanket at an evening outdoor concert, watching a full symphony orchestra perform spirited works like “The William Tell Overture”. I remember feeling the ‘cannon’ … Continue reading

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#42: Visit the State Capitol building

A few days ago I was having lunch with a friend, and the topic of travel surfaced in our conversation.  She shared some stories from Mexico, and I spoke of my love for cities.  I’ve had the good fortune to … Continue reading

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#72: Attend a Quaker Friends meeting

I’m a seeker.  Even as a small child, I felt a longing in my soul for a connection to something deeper than what I saw in my day-to-day life.  I had a fantastic childhood, and I have an amazing family, … Continue reading

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