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Category Archive: Minnesota

Mar 19 2014

The North Shore Trip

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This past weekend the Hubby and I drove up to the North Shore, and we ended up cramming in a lot of activities. On Friday I had to work a half day, and that afternoon before we left the Cities, we took in the Minnesota History Center’s Prohibition exhibit. I did some museum tweeting, which you …

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Feb 21 2014

Winter Storm Seneca Blows Through

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Last night I participated on panel about Women In Secularism for Campus Atheists Humanists and Skeptics at the University of Minnesota. My fellow panelists were Stephanie Zvan, Niki Massey – who did a guest post for Biodork a few months ago – and Chelsea Du Fresne. It was awesome – there were a lot of …

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Jan 13 2014

CeCe’s Free

I’ve been thinking about CeCe McDonald a lot lately. That’s not surprising, really, since she was just released from prison. She spent 19 months in men’s prison for killing an attacker while defending her life. I just…life is so fucking unfair. I ranted about CeCe’s case in almost two years ago. She was sentenced to …

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Nov 22 2013

I’m On A Bus

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With the first modest snowfall coming down in the Twin Cities yesterday, I have now switched to bus commuter mode. I like taking the bus to and from work because it gives me an excuse to be online for an hour before starting my day. And because smaller carbon footprint. And because when the roads …

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Jul 31 2013

Gay Marriage TONIGHT!

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Okay…technically tomorrow. But in less than four hours and before I go to bed tonight, so tonight. A little before midnight I’m going down to City Hall with friends to take in the smiles and tears and wedding couture and to celebrate the history in the making that will be the first several dozen gay …

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Jul 28 2013

The Weekend of Unbelievable Fun: The Second Coming

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Hey…guess what’s coming up fast? It’s The Weekend of Unbelievable Fun: The Second Coming! Image is an advertisement showing the Mr. Paul Aints logo with information about the baseball game and conference (detailed in text below), and a photo of the Minneapolis Skyline. This will be the second year that I attend. Last year’s baseball game …

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Jul 02 2013

Twin Cities Pride 2013

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This weekend was Twin Cities Pride – our annual LGBTQA celebration – and there was a big gay party going on in Minneapolis! There were bar nights, a run, an art show, a boat cruise, concerts and more, but my favorite events were “Pride in the Park” and the Pride Parade. On Friday night, vendors, …

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Apr 25 2013

Dining Out for Life 2013

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A bright and early good morning from Victor’s 1959 Cafe! Aside from my love of fried plantains, I’m out with two of my best friends, the Hubby and Courtney, for the annual fundraiser, Dining Out for Life. Dining Out for Life: Dine Out, Fight AIDS! I’ve been to several of the Dining Out for Life …

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Mar 21 2013

Happy Spring From Minnesota!

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Here are a couple of pictures of budding trees, tulips and daffodils in bloom, and robins singing in…ah, no. That’s not it. A hardy Minnesotan and her hardy Minnesotan dog were taking in the sunny Minnesotan springtime this morning. Me outside of the women’s clinic this morning. Does that look like spring clothing to you? …

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Mar 15 2013

Out In Droves – Arguing Same-Sex Marriage

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House Bill H.R.1054 was up for a vote in the Civil Law Committee on Tuesday. On that day the committee took testimony from any and all citizens who wanted to share their views on the bill. Many presented their own views and some introduced themselves as representatives for a group. I don’t often watch political …

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