Skirting The Issues: This is How I’ll Remember 2016

Lost lives. Lost chances. Lost hopes. I could end right here and would have said all that’s needed. Still, there is always more to say. That’s especially true with the new normal of Trump-Pence, where […]

How To Make an Accessory Dwelling Unit Suit You (And Make Money Doing It)

When friends or relatives come to visit from out of town, you could quickly make up a spare bedroom or (dare it be mentioned) the couch. Or, the addition of an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) […]

Hot New Hotels

In continuing our theme of “Home Away from Home” for this Winter Home & Garden Issue, I checked in with some of the hot new hotels popping up to find out what they’ve got going […]

Downtown Dogs: A Pup’s Home Away From Home

Ralph Bernstein was a banker. He came to Minnesota in 1996 to work for a big company and, by the time he left, he was running a multimillion dollar business for them. “I had a pretty […]

Arts Spotlight: 559

The Rivals Through Oct. 30 Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church, 5011 31st Ave. S, Minneapolis 612-724-4539 Corcoran Park Players has produced the greats of play writing for several years. From Lillian Hellman to Samuel Beckett and […]

Prediction from 1993 Concerning American Politics

“The relatives and former aids [sic] of congressional members together control approximately 20 percent of the seats in the House of Representatives and the Senate. Within this are many of the important positions of leadership, […]

From the Editor: Homes Away from Home

Sometimes what I like most about my home is leaving it. This home and garden issue covers three aspects of leaving home with a theme of “Homes Away From Home,” so we’re looking at pets, […]

Ride Review: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica

For rainbow families, there are plenty of choices to transport parents, children, their pets, and a day’s worth of grocery shopping. Of course, it would depend on how many people are being carted around and […]

Skirting The Issues: Authenticity

As my career morphs into professional speaking/training on diversity and inclusion, I’m meeting more and more people, sometimes several hundred in a week. Some of those folks have reminded me about how living authentically is […]

A Few Words: Homosexual

I can remember in the seventh grade, hiding in the back of the library, flipping through the Encyclopedia Britannica. My back was to the wall, legs bent, to keep others from seeing the pages. Each […]

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