Monthly Archives: August 2011

Literary Tatoos

I loved a recent blog post from Amanda Rudd,  “A Permanent Relationship With Words: Literary Tatoos.”  She says she has always had a fascination with tatoos, but heeded her mother’s warning not to get any, along with a whole of … Continue reading

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Guns and Book Clubs: What’s the Connection?

I laughed this week when I heard a story on National Public Radio about how gun makers have “set their sights” on female buyers and that women make up a growing percentage of gun owners.  One of the women they interviewed … Continue reading

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Buffalo, Butterflies and Oceans of Grass on the South Dakota Prairie

When driving “out west,” as people in my half of the country call it, the prairie is the part of the trip to be gotten through before you get to the good stuff, the mountains and national parks of the … Continue reading

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Four Years Later: I-35W Bridge Collapse In Minneapolis Still Prompts Eternal Questions

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis and a Remembrance Garden near the bridge will be dedicated this afternoon. Thirteen people were killed and 145 injured when the bridge fell into the Mississippi … Continue reading

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