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Minneapolis Central Library’s Special Collections

I didn’t mean to start this series with the Minneapolis (MN) Central Library, it being so close to home. But I used my experience almost-visiting the National Library of Spain as inspiration for my next library visit. Armed with an appointment this time–and a habit of walking into libraries unimpeded–I chose to explore the Special […]

Sandhill Cranes at Grand Lake, Rockville, Minnesota

I’m not accustomed to seeing Sandhill Cranes anywhere outside of Nebraska where they congregate annually along the Platte River. But here were a pair roaming around the fields I’ve driven through since childhood, on my way to Grand Lake, about 20 mies west of St. Cloud. The Rockville/Cold Spring area of Stearns County is known […]

In the meantime, via Minnesota

The interim included a visit to Vegas, joining Tom’s mother (“they don’t have anything like this in Council Bluffs”), a week in Lake Tahoe with Bartels, a week in Washington with Bonnie and Luke, and a time in Minnesota. The stay was extended unexpectedly, but that gave us a chance to wear out our welcome, […]