Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Inequality on College Campuses

These signs were posted on a path that cuts through the main commons area along Grand Avenue in St. Paul at Macalester College.  


It doesn't take a mental giant to figure out the goal of the person(s) who posted these signs. We all need to call attention to disparity among student cultures on our nation's college campuses.






















Linking to signs, signs

Monday, March 27, 2017

What a Week-end!




Both of us independently chose these two vases as our favourites.

Sometimes you can crowd too many things into one week-end.  By Sunday night I was exhausted.: Saturday morning I attended a political town hall meeting held by 4th District Council Woman, Betty McCollum, Sunday morning church service at Unitarian Church followed by scones and creme creche at Latte on Grand Avenue. Then DH and I drove to the Bloomington Center for the Arts to see a performance of Coppelia.  Before the ballet began, we browsed the 2017 Invitational Ceramic Exhibition in the Inez Greenberg Gallery, where there were many fine art pieces.  We particularly enjoyed the "White Circle" and the "Black Square." I'll show you some paintings later this week that were hanging in the Atrium Gallery.  After the ballet, we drove home, grabbed some food and went to hear a poetry and music performance by Naomi Shihab Nye and Sara Thomsen.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

McCollum TownHall Meeting

 Minnesota Congresswoman McCollum held a TownHall meeting Saturday morning at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota and spoke to a large crowd, followed by an hour of Q and A.


One of the most cogent, well-prepared and concise question was posed by Alexi, a high school student from Roseville. If this student is an example of the future generation we have a positive outlook ahead of us. Unlike some of the more verbose adults, Alexi's comments and question indicated a well-informed and thoughtful student who "loves school!" The entire meeting between McCollum and the audience was spirited and lively. In addition to all the information she presented, our 4th district congresswoman exhorted activity and involvement from citizens and businesses. I'm ready!!


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Favorite Necklace



I have a lovely friend who has been making spectacular jewellery as a hobby for many years. I, fortunately,  have been the recipient of several gifts from her. Even when I did not deserve them!
I particularly like this one and always get great compliments when I wear the necklace.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Penny for Your Thoughts?


On March 11th, I posted what I thought would be the last photo of Joy Liberman's artwork, but I couldn't resist showing you this one!  Have a good week-end everyone. Don't spend all you money in one place.  A penny saved is a penny earned!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A Kindle Reader: Men Reading #2

Another of my patient and stalwart Starbuck friends, who agreed that I could add his image here to represent a man reading, despite the fact that I didn't initially ask his permission.  But, that's what friends are for!! Does a Kindle qualify for a photo in my series?  

Linking to ABC Wednesday

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Æbleskive Breakfast

When a cultural activity includes food, it increases the enjoyment of the experience! After passing the Danish American Cultural Institute many, many times, I decided to visit it.  DH and I went to their monthly Sunday breakfast and enjoyed ourselves immensely.  I was unfamilar with their special and delectable Æbleskive and fell in love with it immediately. The chefs showed me the steps in their preparation, which made me want to come back for more.  Since I just recently learned from my DNA that my background includes a huge percentage of Scandinavia (who knew!!--I guess those marauding Vikings were everywhere!!) I decided to get in touch with it.  Of course, I'll return in April for another delectable meal served by cheerful volunteers and social patrons with whom I enjoyed talking.
Linking to Our World Tuesday

 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Guthrie Theatre Mississippi River scenes



Yesterday I showed you some unusual photos of the Guthrie Theatre.  If you are a regular patron, you probably have walked out on the elevated view platform and have seen these familiar Mississippi River bank and railroad scenes.


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Guthrie Theatre-Unusual Views

These are not the publicity photos usually associated with the facade of the world-renowned Guthrie Theatre. DH and I saw a matinee performance of King Lear last Saturday when I took these photos. Two of those photos show parts of the theatre as seen from the streets, where the city wisely has installed 8-hour parking meters. The other is a long projection that extends from the fourth floor of the rear of the building where patrons can see the Mississippi River, either inside or outside. Tomorrow I will show you some of those views.