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Minnesota Caucus newbie

On Super Tuesday I was going to go to a Minnesota Wild hockey game. I had a box seat. My son texted me and asked me if I was going to caucus. My son has had to listen to me […]

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On Super Tuesday I was going to go to a Minnesota Wild hockey game. I had a box seat. My son texted me and asked me if I was going to caucus. My son has had to listen to me […]

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Dating games

Back in the dark ages before the Internet there was a column at the back of some newspapers titled “personals." This was where people could take out ads selling themselves

Chicago in winter

Last time we were in Chicago we stopped by the Palmer House just to have a look. This time we stayed there. The hotel was built as a gift from businessman

Moscow: The first time

The Soviet Union came to an end in August of 1991 with a Coup d’Etat in Moscow. My husband, Nicholas, was working there at the time as a freelance

Washington, DC day tripping

I moved from Washington DC to St Paul, Minnesota almost exactly a year ago. Last weekend I found myself back in the District to visit friends and attend an

Rice Park gems

Rice Park takes up a city block in downtown St Paul. Minnesota. On one side is Landmark Center, the old Federal Building where the FBI had a regional office

Colombia: A magical year

When I was 15, my family moved to Bogota, Colombia. That first summer my parents and I took a trip to the coast by car. My father was a

Fran Yarbro stood atop Mount Everest

I met Fran Yarbro when I was 17 and she was 15. We were both on the varsity volleyball team at The American School in Switzerland. We spent two hours

Hill House worth visiting

James J Hill was born in Canada in 1838. After working in the shipping business in St. Paul on the Mississippi River for 20 years, he, along with some other

Berlin angels

Last week I went to see the German film Wings of Desire, directed by Wim Wenders. The film is set in Berlin in 1987, and is mostly in black

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