“Who am I?” and “Why am I here?”

The words of Ross Perot’s Vice Presidential candidate, James Bond Stockdale, came to mind during the Chamber of Commerce Legislative Candidate Forum at the Archer House on Thursday morning, where I don’t think I was in my best form. I wasn’t the only one… My left hemisphere was engaging my right hemisphere in witty repartee, […]

It’s campaign season in 25B

We’re down to the wire here, with less than a month to go. There have been many forums over the last two weeks, including the 3 Links Forum, League of Women Voter’s Candidate Forum, and the Chamber of Commerce Forum. At the League of Women Voters Forum, one thing that stood out was the way […]

Art of Democracy

Stephanie Henrickson stopped by to share her latest political creation. She is on her way to enter it at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts:The Art of Democracy: Tools of Persuasion October 8 through November 28, 2004 Minnesota Artists Gallery“Art of Democracy: Tools of Persuasion” is an open call for Minnesota artists to express their political […]

Wise Investments

Last Friday, I attended an education summit sponsored by the Alliance for Student Achievement, which includes Education Minnesota, The Association of Metropolitan School District (AMSD), Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA), Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP), Schools for Equity in Education (SEE), Minnesota Association of School Business Officials. I was fortunate to hear Art […]

Get specific! Whaddya gonna do?

At the Long Term Care forum at Three Links a question was “it seems likely that the greatest pressure in the 2005 legislative session will be for increased spending in five areas: transportation; k-12 education; corrections; increasing access to health care for children, low-income and the working poor; and older adult services. Since those five […]

Garrison Keillor – MNPA Fundraiser

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2004 Eagan High School – 4185 Braddock Trail, Eagan, MN Candidate Fair at 5:30 p.m. / Seating at 6:15 p.m. Meet the candidates – Enjoy live music and tasty treats – Bid at the silent auction All this and Garrison Keillor, too! MNPA is a southern suburban group that has generously and […]

The Last Parade of the Season

This weekend was the last parade of the campaign season, the New Prague D_______ Days harvest celebration. I’ve learned that because the name is copy righted by the Chamber and I probably can’t refer to the festival in this blog by name – their neon pink warning about that covers “items for sale” and “advertising” […]

Carleton Activity Fair

The school year has started, and it’s off to an exuberant start. Friday afternoon, I was part of the Carleton Activity Fair in “ALC Lead Teacher” mode, encouraging Carleton students to consider volunteering in our Alternative Program. We have had numerous college students help us with tutoring, mentoring, teaching a mini-class, and I always welcome […]

Solar Bike Tour in Bridge Square

The Green Bike Tour passed through Northfield last evening and shared their views and concerns about our energy and economic future on their way through South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Their goal is to educate and inform people about the importance of shifting our reliance on fossil fuel based energy to renewable energy. They […]