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 […]

Strange Girls Holiday Night Market

Seems like there are holiday markets popping up all over the place these days. And a lot of them are super rad. But none of them are quite like ours! The Strange Girls will be back for another Night Market at Modist Brewing in Minneapolis this Saturday, December 16th from 6pm – midnight. I didn’t […]

Covenant

For our annual Conspiracy of Strange Girls group art show, we celebrate the Covenant: our choices, the contracts we make, the agreements that we decide to uphold, and our chosen family. Our event is listed in the City Pages A-List: This weekend, A Conspiracy of Strange Girls returns with a wonderfully witchy group show. The […]

Summer is Fleeting

This happens more and more with each passing year, but it felt like the fast forward button was being held down all summer. Ready or not school already resumed this week, which was bittersweet. This summer break saw me scrambling more than most. My son’s annual trip with his paternal grandparents fell apart at the […]