Rachel Dykoski's blog

Was I too Black to volunteer for high-society gala?

It's 6:15 p.m. and I'm not supposed to be home right now, in full makeup and in my pjs.

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Discussing Planned Parenthood at the dinner table

Are you that awkward guest at a dinner party? You know the one. S/he finds one kindly ear and latches a hold of its owner like a life preserver? I am. Meh...

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Croissant comfort at a caffeinated classic: Muddy Waters

 

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Do you have a favorite haunt? You know, that special 'watering-hole' or 'greasy-spoon' where your car finds itself parked, without abject direction or even precognition? No? I don't either. Until now.

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It's colonoscopy time!

Here's a quirky thing: it's almost my birthday and that means it's this gal's annual doctor appointment season!

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Exercise goals and the healthy vanity of it all

Well hello there, TC peeps. Long time no talk, I know! Seems years since we've connected, shared. What? It has been two years? Well lemme' tell you some'n: Exercise is good m'kay?

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Clickable Solidarity: watching Egypt's revolution while wearing pajamas

As an effete, sheltered, well-fed American I joined Egypt's revolution from the comfort of my dining room. Between my daughter's violin practice, the maintenance of dogs and cats and family meal preparations, I have been unable to turn away from my MacBook's screen; it's now, my cyber barricade.

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I love Peninsula on Eat Street

We are blessed to live within walking distance of Eat Street. Last night was the 9th night of my ACTHAR odyssey.

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World class cities, world class streets

Walking in at the end of the World Class Streets for a World Class City, Event I (there were three) sponsored by Transit for Livable Communities (TLC) and the Urban Land Institute, I felt like I'd missed the most "massively awesome" progressive transit summit of our time.

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Run, Rena, run

A girlfriend sent me an e-mail last week and I was blown away.  Attached to the message was a press release heralding an historic opportunity. And I'm invited to attend its kick-off event. Intrigued? I was too. You see, a woman who has surmounted agonizing events, a mother and community organizer announced her run for State Representative office in her St. Paul district of 65A.

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