The day of the annual MayDay Parade and Festival is, quite literally, my favorite day of the year. Full of joy and giant puppets and thousands of people (it’s one of the largest May Day parades in the world!) It makes me proud to live here, connects me deeply to my community, and gives me hope for humanity—it’s that special.
A great many successful theater artists living and working in the Twin Cities have been asked why they stay in Minnesota rather than heading to one of the coasts, or at the very least the glamorous theater world of Chicago. How an individual responds to this generally condescending question really depends on who’s asking as well as who is being asked. But I think an answer can be found in the career and life of actor/director/writer and general theater artist-of-note Craig Johnson.
I think corporations are great. I’m a big fan of capitalism. You want to make money? Assuming a mostly level playing field, which it’s not, but let’s pretend it is, with hard work, a great product and superior customer service, you can make a lot of money. There’s a refreshing clarity to capitalism: either an idea will make money or it won’t.
Summer is the best time to appreciate what our region of the country has to offer—from taking a North Shore scenic drive in Grand Marais or biking the Root River State Bike Trail in Lanesboro to a lonMORE »
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