January 19, 2016

The major holidays have come and gone on this cold, wind-chilly day in January. Many make resolutions to begin a new exercise regimen. Others look at their diet and tell themselves they need to eliminate or add foods. In the throes of my creativity, I have to remind myself to eat, which helps with that […]

September 7, 2015

Now that Labor Day is here and summer will unofficially be over, it brings back memories of getting ready for school. In order to be prepared for my first day of a new school year I had the pleasure of driving with my parents to Donald’s on Payne Avenue, a store of legendary proportions on […]

June 28, 2015

I woke up at 4:30 am today.  That is very unlikely for this night owl.  I was jazzed up.  Literally. A couple months ago I received an email from an organization in my area – the East Central Regional Arts Council (ECRAC).  I had gone to one of their “come get to know us” meetings November of […]

May 25, 2015

  A week ago, I decided to treat myself to a bit of my heritage by attending the Spring Concert of the Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Ensemble of Minneapolis, MN.  Entering the Ukrainian Event Center brought back faint memories of me as a child, hoping the Ukrainian event my parents insisted on bringing my brothers and me to […]

April 11, 2015

Going back to my alma mater – St. Olaf College –  always feels a bit weird. There are so many changes since I graduated over 30 years ago.  New buildings I can’t find my way around, all the roads on campus now have street signs, and the biggest change is that Ytterboe Residence Hall, rebuilt after […]