An Unnatural Excitement

During the bi-weekly Costco hunt-and-gather, I came across that innocuous little plastic clamshell box up there. And giddily, I grabbed it from the refrigerated case it was sitting in, and plunked it down in my cart with the meat and fish I’d grabbed already. Yes, beets. Pre-cooked, vacuum packed, pre-portioned beets. And I typically hate […]

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Baseball – The Season So Far…

At the start of every baseball season for God knows how many years, Ernie Harwell, a former announcer for the Detroit Tigers, would read a poem and tell the listeners that hope springs eternal for every team at the start of a new baseball season. Sure, most true baseball fans know that, because we’ve all […]

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The Fault In Our Politics

I was reading ¬†piece online that, while intriguing, isn’t worth linking to here, but brought up an interesting point which can be echoed across the political spectrum in this country as we hurtle ceaselessly toward another glorious presidential election next year. The writer’s entire point was that they are totally turned off by politicians they’d […]

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The Restaurant Review – Meritage

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again here: we are remarkably lucky to have such a lively, creative, and truly amazing food scene here in the Twin Cities.¬†And part of what makes it so wonderful is that every restaurant seems to try to be in a healthy, friendly competition with some other restaurant […]

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