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  • In the Year of the Pandemic
  • In the age of Covid-19, our lives have been turned upside down; mine included. As a person locked into routines and patterns of behavior, it means put
    Tue, Jul 14 2020

  • High Desert Drama
  • High architectural drama, in the form of classic modern dwellings, is starting to come to the high desert. There seems to be a vibe, an undercurrent o
    Tue, Jul 07 2020

  • El Pais Grande Del Sur
  • I’m going back to Big Sur for the first time. The reality of covid-19 hit me upon my return to Minnesota. Between the pandemic and its social dis
    Tue, Jun 30 2020

  • Four Houses on Three Continents
  • California is often referred to as the golden state and that has little to do with the gold rush of the 1800s. By its size alone, the state has a lot
    Tue, Jun 23 2020

  • Old Man River
  • The Mississippi River gnaws its way through the Twin Cities like a dull knife on bark. Sediment and ever-changing currents have maligned its banks for
    Tue, Jun 16 2020

  • A Changing Landscape
  • After a six-month absence, I’m back in the Twin Cities. Even in that short period of time, more changes have crept into my old hometown and its surr
    Tue, Jun 09 2020

  • Old Havana
  • I normally don’t believe in time travel but I wish there were such a thing because it would be fascinating to go back in time and see a world long s
    Tue, Jun 02 2020

  • Grandparents United
  • Until my wife got into Ancestry.com and began digging into our family history on my father’s side, I never really thought about my grandparents and
    Tue, May 26 2020

  • My House is a Very Fine House
  • Paul Whiteman was an American bandleader, composer, orchestral director, and violinist. As leader of one of the most popular dance bands in the United
    Tue, May 19 2020

  • God As My Co-pilot
  • Growing up as a young boy, I was fascinated by World War 2. I read a ton of books on the subject matter. The first speech I gave in high school was ab
    Tue, May 12 2020

  • Solvang
  • Solvang means ‘sunny fields’ in Danish. For me, it meant twelve hundred miles over six days up and down the Central California Coast. Our trio of
    Tue, May 05 2020

  • Brian, Ziggy, and Me
  • In the 1980s, self-help and attaining individual success was in full bloom and a very viable business model. Its disciples included such luminaries as
    Tue, Apr 28 2020

  • The Great Escape
  • It probably began with the Iliad, the Odyssey, and other Greek tales of adventure. History tells us that Homer wrote about one of these first epic jou
    Tue, Apr 21 2020

  • Giving Birth Three Times Over
  • My goal for this season in Palm Springs was to write three plays. Going into it last fall, I had no illusions that the plays themselves, if completed,
    Tue, Apr 14 2020

  • In These Crazy Times
  • The COVID-19 virus is spreading out across the globe. It has become a pandemic and is causing major health, economic and social upheavals. Grocery sto
    Tue, Apr 07 2020

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