A Winter’s Night Market

The Strange Girls are at it again! We’re putting on an eclectic night market at Artspace Jackson Flats in NE Minneapolis. When: Saturday, December 15th from 4pm to 9pm Where: 901 18 1/2 Ave NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418 What: Shop thirty plus independent designers, emerging brands and artists with live music and complimentary libations. Sharyn […]

Cruising Altitude and Attitude

Last weekend CNN aired Anthony Bourdain’s final Parts Unknown episode. I’m all kinds of sad about his death. And recently binge watched more episodes I hadn’t seen before from other seasons. They’re all wonderful and bittersweet. In October I enjoyed another remarkable solo trip. To Ireland and Italy. It’s interesting and frustrating how I’m treated […]

Eliminating the Unnecessary

Travel is important to me. Especially as a Minnesotan. The ability to take a break from the long dark winters, or at least to plan a trip (hypothetical or a trip that will be realized) is critical. This past winter went on for a long long stretch and I couldn’t help myself. I snapped up […]

Sun-Stopping

We marked the Summer Solstice last week and it’s been on my mind. Meteorological Summer has begun in Minnesota, but this was a particularly oddball year without a Spring. I’ve lived here all my life but I’m still taken aback often by the weather extremes. And my friends who live elsewhere are downright alarmed by […]

A Tough Sell

Like many of us, I have more ideas than time to execute them. Especially these days. My son is about to graduate from high school (which seems unreal). And this process is a little more involved for him than it is for a neurotypical student. My son is on the autism spectrum so there have […]

Spring Cleaning

It was a brutally long winter but signs of life are all around us, finally. I stuck with my daily lunch walks nearly every day through the cold months but during the coldest snaps I stuck to a treadmill. Walking in place staring out a window is not for me. I love watching the changes […]

Hothouse Flowers

When I woke up Friday morning I checked my weather app then dressed in multiple layers, like a good Minnesotan. And left for work in the dark with temperatures of -10 and windchill -25. Not so great for the body or soul. Same goes for watching extra bleak Black Mirror episodes in the dead of […]