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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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Dec 30 2013

Cold, Dark and Slippery

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Yeesh! It’s been snowing all day today; a light but steady fall of pretty white powder came down during the work day. I left at 7pm so I missed the rush hour traffic, but even my kick-ass snow tires were put to the test on the drive home. I saw one accident on 35W North …

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Dec 04 2013

It is pretty though…

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It’s our first big snowfall of the winter: Snow falling in the park behind my work. Looking out across the parking lot at work. Snow. Snow everywhere. Snow piles up on the bare branches of a tree.Tire tracks and a plowed aisle in the parking lot.

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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Dec 21 2012

Traveling for the holidays.

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The Hubby and I have been looking forward to seeing family at the holidays for a number of weeks. The downside is that this year seeing family involves an 11-13 hour road trip to southern Illinois over the winter season, which ended up meaning this: The storm, part of a system that began in the …

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Feb 07 2011

Winter Car Wash

Those of you who drive in the winter know the frustration of dirty cars.  The salt, sand and slush that splashes up on the car is bad enough, but it’s not the only indignity.  There’s the constant spraying of windshield washer fluid, which cleans barely enough of the windshield to see through for about 30 seconds - …

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Feb 03 2011

Snow Angel or Drunken Stumble?

Or both? It can sometimes be hard to pick out the nuances that help determine the species of patterned snow-dent with which you’re dealing. I think the fact that we found him outside of Cause Spirits and Soundbar in South Minneapolis is a big hint, though. And look – someone bummed him a smoke! We …

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Jan 17 2011

Lake Harriet Winter Kite Festival 2011

Late Report!  This was actually two Saturdays ago, on January 8th, but there’s been so much cool stuff going on…okay, I was just lazy.  Oh, naughty Zeus! ***** Recently the Hubby and I went to the 2011 Lake Harriet Winter Kite Festival.  I learned about the event over at 22 Words and at the Minneapolis …

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Dec 02 2010

The Darkness of Winter

I’m not a big fan of winter in this particular part of the country.  I don’t like feeling cold down to my bones.  I don’t like the treacherous traffic, ruining the hemlines of my dress pants and jeans, having to choose between wearing one pair of ugly waterproof boots all day or carrying a second …

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Feb 12 2010

Off to Madison, WI!

I’m off to Madison, WI with some friends to hang out with some other friends for the weekend.  I won’t have access to a computer, so no new updates until Sunday night!  Unfortunately, Madison isn’t far enough removed from Minneapolis longitudinally to escape the snow.  In honor of snow, this I leave you this bit …

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