Category Archives: Managing Minneapolis

Why does it take so long?

A balanced life is knowing that most of it is over, without morose or dwelling in the useless land of regrets. “A Balanced Life” is the name of a Pilates website I follow. Young Robin Long, the mother of four … Continue reading

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Getting ready to vote in Minneapolis…

When I was a teenager I read Photoplay magazine religiously. I didn’t want to be a celebrity but I was interested in how the rich and famous lived their lives. I cared more about being smart than popular or pretty. I … Continue reading

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Life in the Big City

Contemplating dumpsters outside my bedroom window. Hearing starlings squawking upon a giant oak. Setting up house in a Minneapolis apartment reminds me of fifty years ago on 1010 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge. The ups and downs of life’s surprises. Drinking coffee … Continue reading

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Long Life!

What goes around comes around. History repeating itself. Arriving full circle. Never had I imagined bicycling around Lake Harriet, Bde Maka Ska (formerly Lake Calhoun), or Lake of the Isles on a Monday morning with my grown son. Never had … Continue reading

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Part 2: Trees, Lakes, and Grandkids

“Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson Ever since I heard there was an Emerson Avenue in Minneapolis, I wanted to live there. But it was not to be. Or was … Continue reading

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Trees, lakes, and grandkids

Tomorrow will be two weeks since I landed my ocean blue Prius in Minneapolis. Staying with my son, daughter-in-law and two sweet grandkids has been busy but very worthwhile. I’ve been rushing around the big city trying to find a … Continue reading

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