The Rush to Fall

September Swan Songs We’re on borrowed time people. This is for real. Summer is OVER. There were a few more bursts and blasts of summer-like weather but nope. It is Fall. Today the region is being drenched in a cold rain that may morph into a rain-snow mixture all too soon. Frankie Teardrop’s song End […]

Think Snow?

A Not-Quite-Winter-Wonderland We’ve had an usually mild winter, for Minnesota. Especially compared to last winter’s epic snowfalls and brutal cold snaps. Right now the poor ice sculptures are melting in Rice Park. They had been championing St Paul’s annual Winter Carnival but it’s more like St Paul slush right now, with temps in the 40s. […]


Something’s Turning Over This past Saturday morning, and again yesterday morning, I woke to snow on the ground. But just last week I’d woken to sunny 70s in Palm Springs, California and hopped into a hot tub and then a pool before breakfast. Usually I ride out our long winter-into-spring season fairly patiently but having […]

Confusion and Art

Too Much, Too Much Oh Los Angeles. What can I say? It’s become a home away from home over the past couple of years. Even more so than my long-standing love, Chicago. And each trip sees me visiting new and interesting places, thanks to my intrepid hostess. This go around I was introduced to chilaquiles […]

Guttural Visions

Extreme Metal, A Visual Interpretation It’s really happening. And soon! Below is the information for our upcoming show, with an opening reception on Friday, March 4th, 7:00pm – 11:00pm at the Black Dog Cafe in Lowertown. Experience The Darkness!!! Black Dog flexes its metal muscle this March featuring artworks inspired by Extreme Metal Music! Visual […]

Sweet and Savory

It Isn’t All Cake Last Spring a couple of my friends embarked on a grand adventure, opening a business together. Running a business isn’t easy and life is about change. One of the original owners, Sheela Namakkal, has taken a once in a lifetime position with The Bleeding Heart Bakery in Chicago. Rather than shutting […]

Flying High

Winter Fun With Strings Attached Minnesotans must find unique ways to entertain themselves over the long winters. Some are into snowmobiling, skiing, snowboarding, ice fishing. I prefer the more inexpensive yet creative options. Yesterday we braved the sub-zero windchills, bundled up in snowpants, to toddle around on Lake Harriet for the 10th Annual Kite Festival. […]