I'm a teacher in the Minneapolis Public Schools. I also do freelance video production and make documentary films. I've lived in Tangletown for 17 years and I love it. It's just one of many great neighborhoods we have here in the Twin Cities. I love to travel and I love to come home. I was born in Minneapolis and am a life-long resident of the Twin Cities.
A week ago today, without even thinking, I put on an old grey sweatshirt I’ve had since 1996 but have probably not worn for several years. It wasn’t until after hearing about the horror in Boston last Monday that I thought about the shirt I’d worn the night before. It was an inexpensive sweatshirt with the word “BOSTON” printed on it that I’d bought it as a souvenir of my trip to run the Boston Marathon 17 years ago. I got a chill when I realized I hadn’t even remembered that it was marathon weekend until I heard about the bombings the next afternoon. Continue Reading
Hungry for pizza? How does this sound — hop in the car, drive 80 miles, wait in line for 20 minutes to order your $24 – $27 pizza, wait two and a half more hours outdoors for your number to be called. Then sit on the ground (a few feet from some cows and goats) and eat it.
Not interested? Too bad for you, because you’re missing a great dining experience.
I got a note the other day from my friend Casey in San Diego and he mentioned something that I always point out with people who don’t live in Minnesota — that we have a more extreme range of temperatures here that just about any populated area in the world. Continue Reading
I had an appointment to do a video shoot for MinnPost last week in Owatonna, Minnesota, about an hour’s drive south of Minneapolis. My daughter Emily drove over from Rochester to have lunch with me and help me with the video. Continue Reading
Last year the upper midwest emerged from a 3-decade funk of watching baseball indoors in the world’s worst stadium. Yes, the Twins won two World Series at the Metrodome and created great excitement and community spirit in 1987 and 1991. But that was because of the teams, not the venue.