…in Woodbury, Minnesota early this morning was my very first stop of the day and more later on the on the garden, but in the mean time some cauliflower and cabbage porn as just a little hint of the thriving happy delicious and very loved landscape growing in front of the Schoenherr̵..
…for five weeks to work on the imminently opening show at the Walker Art Center “Fritz Haeg: At Home in the City” has me approaching the airport over the familiar outer suburbs of the Twin Cities that I grew up in and starting to get my mind back into thinking deeply about cities and being ..
…looms over the house, only for a few days every spring it becomes a blossomy pink giant, reminding us of w..
…is busting out of the trees around the towns of St Paul and Minneapolis – all the more welcome and special and anticipated in a climate where most of the year is getting ready for winter, winter, or the dregs of winter – but lately the winters have been wimpy global-warming versions that don’t come ..
…today brought a busy day running around the city, an evening flight, and a sunset on the way to Minnesota where I’ll be for a few days visiting family and having meetings and hoping f..
…is just what every little kid around here needs to escape to – out the back door during those cabin fever winter days – and today I helped assemble one for the little nieces and nephews – just in time for the cold and snow where this white tarp covered construction will disappear into the ..
…today started with a visit to the studio of Richard Bresnahan, where we drank delicious green tea out of his earthy sumptuous cups and teapot (similar to the one I have at home in LA, which I discussed in this New York Times story a few years ago) around a warm wood hearth-like square filled ..
…noises of people shouting words of encouragement to early morning 10 mile Summit Avenue runners, in advance of the marathoners hitting mile 25 out our door, woke me up this morning…so I shuffled down the stairs, grabbed a mug of coffee, and headed to out to watch the rest of them breeze, speed, jog, amble, ..
…discovered around the corner here in Saint Paul is a five story apartment building with a west-facing ground-to-roof wall of ivy ..
…are an occasional sign of looming autumn here on Summit Avenue in the Ramsey Hill neighborhood of Saint Paul, ..
…is a tradition for the family this time of year on our Minnesota apple orchard up on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River just south of Minneapolis-Saint Paul, and this is the first year I am able to join in the fun, with little kids alternating between putting apples in bags and eating as many ..
…is the name of this diminutive wood structure on a post which I happened upon this afternoon gracing the front yard of the cutest house on our St. Paul street – with faux thatch roof, a favorite local domestic feature since childhood – where you can take a book or leave a book…
…is but one of many gorgeous urban lakes circling the city of Minneapolis – it’s greatest gift and constituting part of it’s “green necklace” of parks and parkways – where robust Minneapolitans can be found jogging, and canoeing, and swimming, and strolling, and roller-blading, and dog-walking, and even fishing and skating in the winter – ..
…is my biggest news headline of the da..
…brown, modest, hidden, built in the 1920’s, and located the next bay over from us here on Bay Lake was the location of today’s boat pilgrimage with mother and uncle to see their childhood cabin from over 45 ..
…is what’s going on out the window as eyes open this morning – sure to be one of many sunrise sunset stories from up north, since it seems to be the main news on lazy day..
…everywhere you look and making lots..
…is where I have come home to retreat for the week, but continuing on a hybrid continental schedule involving going to bed with the sun at 9pm and then up at the uncontrollable crazy hour of 3am to read, work, write, and wait for the sun to show itself for what turned out to be ..
…(the city where I grew up but never lived as an adult, though with frequent trips back I am slowly discovering what’s here) is becoming clear this afternoon as I realize that my recent regular treasured hang-outs which I would have been super delighted to find in Rome, or Los Angeles, or New York City – ..
…was founded in 1853 back when streets where dirt in these parts and has since been relocated a few times before landing at it’s current downtown location which we visited early this morning in preparation for a week ‘up north’ at the lake cabin – and my first impression is that in comparison to the ..