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Mall Rats

I might've made more money at Art-A-Whirl if I'd put out a cup when I was playing accordion in the studio--or if I'd convinced myself to part with a few more works--but no worries....

Art-A-Whirled

So where is everyone going to be this weekend? Same place I am: Art-A-Whirl, the Northeast Minneapolis open studio tour, which runs Friday night to Sunday afternoon. Full disclosure: I lead a double life....

We need to talk

I was going to start this entry with "I happened to come of age when" before realizing there weren't enough barf bags in this entire state to accommodate you all (and by "you all"...

Act Naturally

I'm the first to admit I'm stubborn, loathe to change. Everything, from my phone to my vehicle to my personal digital assistant, is a little, well, let's just say someone once remarked that I...

Watch This

I bet you like movies. I like movies, especially ones about lovable goofballs, my hometown, and, for some reason, this movie about fat Elvis saving a nursing home from a redneck mummy. I even...

Hello, my name is

Almost no one gets my name right. They think it's spelled like the first guy to get Lou Gehrig's disease, the fascist, or the reputed inventor of the hot dog. Which I mention because...

Free Beer

Please. You're adults, mostly, and by now you should realize there is no such thing as free beer. If anyone offers you some, they're probably trying to sell you some of this, or this,...

Season’s Greetings

As much as I'd rather be flying here, contemplating these, I'm here, contemplating this. Which gives me plenty of time to peruse the just-released new season schedules of several top theaters. Which makes me...

Welcome to the Jungle

So I'm still not going to discuss how I plan to spend my summer, how I won't be spending my summer, what I'm doing when I should be writing my blog, or what I'm...

Blog rolling, plus three must-see shows!

If you read only one blog this week, read this one. Otherwise, allow me to plug this space. Here's a list of things I won't be writing about here: what I had for breakfast,...