Saturday, November 18, 2006

An Important Message!

This is another view of the Garrison Keillor bookstore in the basement of the Blair Arcade that St. Paul blogger Carol showed you here in an earlier post.

Today in MN History: 1993 - The Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota opens. Sculptor and architect Frank O. Gehry won an award from Progressive Architecture magazine in 1991 for his design of the building. (Reference: mnhs.org)

20 comments:

  1. I absolutely love Garrison Keillor. I could listen to him forever. Makes you feel like you know all those folks who live in Lake Wobegone.

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  2. ohhh, i love reading and it's a very nice message:D

    Thanks for always being at my DP:)

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  3. Kate - Prompts me to share this bit on reading from today's "Age" - Melbourne's daily newspaper-"Attempting to read a representative sample of what is in print at any given moment is an entirely hopeless and automatically lost cause, especially if you, like most of us, are so constrained by the complex pressures and intricate logistics of daily life that the simple joy of reading is one confined to rare moments of otherwise unfettered leisure.

    Which is to say during holidays to relaxed tropical destinations or the 15 minutes available most evenings between collapsing into bed and falling exhausted into sleep, a moment of fading consciousness normally preceded by a tell-tale blurring of the page that necessitates the re-reading of at least three paragraphs on the subsequent evening.

    This is a reading routine that is not uncommon; it is also one that pretty much rules out Gibbon and Proust. Modern life, in short, is the perfect antidote to literary pretension."

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  4. voila une belle devise pour une librairie.


    veiled a beautiful currency for a bookshop.

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  5. I would have preferred play more and work less! hahaha...

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  6. I second that! At least the "work less" part!

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  7. amazing cooperation:)

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  8. Now I am glad! This message is just right :) No cleaning today - just reading and watching photoblogs.
    Have a nice weekend, Kate !

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  9. Blog less, read books?

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  10. i love it. i loooove reading... my favourite hobby.

    btw i thought i should mention, i started getting nasty comments (anonymous) again so had to turn on the moderation 'again'.

    have a great weekend Kate.

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  11. Hi, Kate. Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. My compilation of posts was done in Photoshop. All I did was resize each of my photos and crop where necessary and patched them together. If you would like a more detailed instruction, let me know. cheers
    rb

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  12. Kate, I've lived my life by this motto - and have received some criticism for that from my more active friends.

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  13. words to live by :)

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  14. Good motto/mantra, Kate. Anything that starts with "work less . . ." is good. And when you're doing what you love, even if it seems like work to someone else, it isn't work to you.

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  15. Last night I watched the movie “A Prairie Home Companion”, a fictional account of the last Garrison Keillor show. I have not laughed so hard in a long time. I never knew he published books. I guess I have some shopping to do! Work is settling down, so I should be able to cyber travel more often now!

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  16. More great advice from Garrison Keillor, I wish I took more time to read - it's soothing.

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  17. Interesting building, nice '50s styled font, but i expected a red socks-themed creative interior from GK.

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  18. Those of you who are Keillor fans, go to my other blog for several pictures of the neighborhood Open House and the festivities today (Sat)- http://kate-musings.blogspot.com/2006/11/garrison-keillors-bookstore-open-house.html

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  19. Glad to see that the message got appropriate recognition and appreciation from the audience. very interesting quote from Michael. Have a good sunday... reading!

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  20. I support this motto. When do we start campaigning.

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