Tag Archive: Minnesota

Mar 30 2014

Wood Lake Nature Center: A Song of Slush and Mud

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Today the Hubby and I ventured out to enjoy the springish weather at Wood Lake Nature Center. The temperature was in the mid-40s and we were able to get away with light jackets. In the past Wood Lake has been amazing for wildlife. They get an amazing variety of migratory birds in the spring and …

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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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Aug 24 2013

Don’t Feed the Wolves


I grew up in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Not a lot of natural wildlife down there. My parents did take me to the Little Red Schoolhouse on a fairly regular basis, and I used to love chasing frogs and turtles in Vogt Woods near my house, but I gotta tell you: Nothing in Tinley Park …

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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


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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Apr 25 2013

Dining Out for Life 2013


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


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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Nov 15 2012

Give To The Max Day: Atheists Talk Radio

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Give to the Max Day is happening RIGHT NOW. It’s a day of charitable giving run by by givemn.org, which offers several financial incentives to inspire nonprofit, school and donor participation in Give to the Max Day. So…

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