from NextMinnesota by Amanda Horner
Too many plans cling to the past instead of charting a path to the future. Governor Rudy Perpich used to talk about making Minnesota the Brainpower State. What really is needed is the leadership to make Minnesota once again the State of Innovation – a state in which bold ideas are able to flourish and develop into Fortune 500 companies or new models of effective governance. That used to be Minnesota.
from TCJewfolk by Bradley Machov
Senator John McCain was part of the first panel of Day Two of AIPAC, along with Senator Kristin Gillibrand and Israeli General Amos Yadlin. He talked about Iran, Egypt, and doing “the Lord’s work in the city of Satan.” But it was something Senator McCain said at the very end, right before standing up to leave, that stuck with me.
from Macaroni by John Toren
We stopped in the other day with friends to see the exhibit Eight Seasons of Sápmi, The Last of the Sámi People. But we paid a visit to café first. I ordered the pork belly and cabbage soup, followed by a fried cod smorga with onions, grapefruit, and remolade. Very tasty stuff, and it hardly seemed to matter when it occurred to me they’d forgotten to include the fish. Hilary pointed to a big brown ball on one corner of the toast.
from Minnesota Prairie Roots by Audrey Kletscher Helbling
THE WINONA WINHAWKS beat out four other Minnesota high schools this week to advance in the next round of selecting the nation’s most unique high school mascot.
from Three Thrifty Guys by Charlie Gutz
Lots of big city folks are looking at alternative ways of living. One way is to completely sell the corporate 9 to 5 job with suburban home, and move the family to rural America (i.e. Iowa) to start your own farm! Sounds like a scene from a movie doesn’t it? A scene where the mom and dad are swinging on the front porch while the kids frolic about the yard playing baseball and picking flowers.
from Theoblogy by Christine Sine
So much of our garden activity is performed kneeling, in the position of prayer and supplication. I kneel to weed, to plant and to harvest and in this position often find myself meditating and praying. If I am troubled by some seemingly insurmountable problem, there is no better place to thrash it out than on my knees in the garden. If I am irritable or depressed, there is no better therapy than weeding.