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School Bus Stories, Part 1
Cool, I thought to myself as I stepped onto the bus one morning, 10ish years old, hair in pigtails, my Charlie Brown lunchbox clutched in my hands. An empty seat. I sat down, scooted to the wind...
5/21/13 at 6:34 AM PPW - Or How I Learned to Justify my Expenditures 4/30/13 at 8:07 PM
The First Day of Kindergarten 8/31/12 at 11:02 AM
Legislative notebook: Hundreds rally for passage of gay marriage
By Danielle Killey and Don Davis Many of the hundreds who rallied Thursday to support legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota said they think it can happen this year. We have come this far and are t...
4/18/13 at 9:38 PM Legislative & political notebook: News story clouds university budget 1/11/13 at 6:49 PM
Legislative notebook: Gay marriage fight will continue during session 1/4/13 at 5:37 PM
Adventures in Subbing: Inner City School pt 2
Part one was about the hoopla; this post is about the nuts and bolts of the student struggles in North Minneapolis. When the 6th and 7th graders I taught this day eventually got down to work (which t...
2/14/13 at 10:03 AM Adventures in Subbing: Inner City School pt 1 2/6/13 at 11:20 AM
Adventures in Subbing: The Achievement Gap 2/1/13 at 8:57 AM
Are you aware.......
Are you aware of what you are doing? When you talk about somebody behind his/her back, you degrade that person and his/her self-esteem. When you yell insults to someone, you scare them away. When you...
12/18/12 at 9:21 AM
Mutiny in the lunchroom
In "We Are Hungry," one of the latest You Tube videos to gain widespread attention, high school students are turned away empty-handed from second helpings in the cafeteria, collapse during volleyball ...
10/5/12 at 10:44 AM School lunch and the vegetable strategy 9/21/12 at 10:40 AM
Nurturing rural health 5/6/11 at 2:26 PM
The Bridges of Erfurt, Germany Part I: The Outskirts of Erfurt
The first part of the tour looks at the bridges outside the inner part of the state capital of Thuringia. To specify on what is meant by the outskirts of Erfurt, one has to take a look at the map of ...
6/19/12 at 4:00 PM
Mr. White American Man
Greetings! I have an exciting article today featuring parades, modeling, and being on stage. But first, I want to let you all know that my book/eBook project, New Plateaus in China, was accepted and n...
5/12/12 at 9:15 AM Dipping My Toes 2/25/12 at 9:19 AM
Do you know the answers?
How much does a calf weigh when its born? What is the typical age of a cow who has just had her first calf? Why are baby calves taken away from their mothers? Those questions and many others were pos...
5/1/12 at 6:56 PM
Photos from the weekend -- start to finish
Here are a few photos from the "sports extravaganza" weekend my friend Mark and I had. It started with the Worthington High School choir singing the National Anthem Saturday afternoon and ended with t...
4/16/12 at 6:00 PM
Flatbread: All-Purpose, All Delicious
While vacationing in Arizona a couple of weeks ago, I attended a cooking class at Sweet Basil Gourmetware and Cooking School in Scottsdale. My friend, Pat Sinclair, and I pulled into the parking lot o...
3/18/12 at 3:13 PM On a melancholy cookie roll 6/22/11 at 8:36 AM
I'm Smiling Now Risotto 3/13/11 at 1:53 PM
Healthy After-School Snack Ideas
When your child comes home from school, chances are he or she is hungry and ready for a snack. It is easy for your child to grab junk food such as cookies, pizza pockets, chips, etc. How about switchi...
8/31/11 at 4:11 PM
1940: St. Anthony School Graduates
6/16/11 at 12:00 AM 1986: Worthington Students Earn Speech Honors 4/27/11 at 6:00 PM
1961: Easter Gift for School 4/1/11 at 11:00 AM
WMS, Beauty and Loving Your Hair
Today I visited Worthington Middle School to take a picture of the awesome kids and staff, who are hard at work raising money for breast cancer research. (Look for the photo in the Daily Globe tomorro...
10/19/10 at 2:22 PM Math Haunts My Dreams 4/14/10 at 8:03 AM
10 Years and Counting 6/16/09 at 12:00 AM
It's about 11:20 p.m., and my night is more or less just beginning. No, I haven't flashed back twenty years or so to the days when I stay out all hours in Manhatttan. That era is most decidedly over. ...
5/1/10 at 6:22 PM
More sentimental cuisine
After a brief detour last week to acknowledge the Easter season in this blog, I once again return to the topic I’m going to call “Sentimental Cuisine.” I hope that the Pizza Burger r...
4/5/10 at 5:00 AM