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Tai chi: Practicing the Present
My trainer and I arrived at the tai chi school mid-morning. Last time I showed you a few pictures of what this mountainside martial art boarding school looked like. After dropping my stuff in my room,...
8/18/12 at 10:16 AM
On Afro-Peruvian music and the resilience of the human spirit
Alright, so I'll grant that the complete moral hypocrisy of slavery was settled long ago, but in colonial-era Peru it was taken to particularly brazen heights. Cotton barons who apparently had no qua...
5/31/12 at 4:36 PM
Stadium momentum builds, but still not quite there
A Vikings stadium construction effort has fallen short for years, but a Friday meeting among NFL officials and Minnesota leaders produced the most progress so far. The plan that passed a Senate com...
4/20/12 at 7:12 PM Stadium summit increases optimism 4/20/12 at 12:07 PM
I'm Smiling Now Risotto
Each time I pull "The Fine Art of Italian Cooking," by Giuliano Bugialli off the shelf, I have to chuckle as I think back to the time I met the author. It was during the spring of 2007. I was atten...
3/13/11 at 1:53 PM
Chromoline - hand painted beauties by Red Wing
I did not realize it has been so long since I posted on my blog. Getting ready for the Red Wing Collectors Society (RWCS) MidWinter GetTogether has been fun and exciting. Just one more week before we ...
2/3/11 at 3:03 PM