Monarch

While visiting my sister's family in St. Paul last month, I went the Minnesota Zoo. The Aveda Butterfly Garden was open at the time, located at the end of the Tropics Trail, and it featured more than 40 different species of butterflies and moths. I learned a secret about butterfly gardens. They have the power to …

Going Home

Minnesota has a lot of things I don't miss - mosquitos, deer ticks and the ubiquitous threat of Lyme disease, the oppressive humidity. 90 degree temperatures. However, I can overlook those things because there are more reasons to be fond of the state. I'll be thinking of them as I fly out of Seattle and into …