At the Weavers Guild of Minnesota Show in Faribault

Faribault’s Paradise Center for the Arts was chosen as the location for the “Skilled Hands” exhibition of the Weavers Guild of Minnesota. Here are the handwoven treasures that I found at this remarkable show.   Marie Westerman’s “Moon Dance.”   Judy Goebel’s “Purple and Green Shawl.”   Anne Burgeson’s “October 10.”   Ann Masemore’s “Harriet…

May The Best Team Win

Minnesotans will watch tomorrow’s Super Bowl with a feeling of “what could have been.” Our Minnesota Vikings had a great regular season and were well positioned for the playoffs. With just two wins in the post season we would playing the Super Bowl in our home stadium. Sadly, even with the help of the “Minneapolis…

Diamonds Are Not a Country’s Best Friend

Marilyn Monroe made famous the song, “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend,” in the movie “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” In mid-January London-based diamond mining company Gem Diamonds Limited announced the unearthing of what is believed to be the fifth-largest gem-quality diamond ever found. The massive rock is said to weight 910 carats which is more than…

Anything to Make Us Feel Warmer in January

In the land of finding just about anything to make us feel warmer as we shiver our way through another January cold blast, here are the record lows for the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul for the following dates in January: January 15: -37 January 16: -29 January 20: -32 January 21: -41…

Which Calendar Are You Using?

By now, hopefully, you have taken down your 2017 calendar and put up your 2018 calendar. Maybe you have marked the new calendar with important dates like birthdays, anniversaries, vacations. Or maybe this year you are taking the plunge and getting rid of the old-fashioned paper calendars and going all digital. But whatever your preference,…

Three Wise Women instead of Three Wise Men?

January 6 is set aside in the church calendar to celebrate the Epiphany, a word that means “revealing.” The Epiphany season runs from January 6 to Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten season. Epiphany refers to Jesus revealing his divine nature through his humanity. It’s one thing to reveal divinity by doing God-like things…