Doors of Bruges

And I'm not the only one with a door obsession...

SNOW DAY!

I decided to start my Christmas vacation a day early. It's a good thing I did, because it SNOWED! And there I was with a new lens that needed breaking in...

Adventures in Self-Publishing with Lilly Maendel

While many of you are slogging through years of classes in pursuit of your MFAs and sketching outlines of your first novels, my 6-year-old niece Lilly is already one step ahead of you. With only a kindergarten education, she has penned numerous short stories and is well-known in her North St. Paul neighborhood.  Lilly travels door to door, selling her work for 50 …

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 …