STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Stadium backers don't believe everything they read
Dont believe everything you read, especially in sports blogs and columns about government issues.
That is what some Minnesota politicians say after dealing with Vikings stadium issues for months, or ... Posted on 4/23/12 at 3:13 AM
STAFF BLOG CHEF JEFF A Carrot Salad for a Veteran
In about 10 days, between 50 and 100 World War II veterans from the area will embark on a trip to Washington, D.C., to visit the memorial to their wartime service and sacrifice.
I'm sure if my dad, Er... Posted on 4/7/09 at 3:23 AM
University of Iowa Press has just re-issued a book of poetry by Philip Levine, winner both the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the National Book Award, and who served for a year as United States Poet Laureate.
High school graduation is the end of one thing and the beginning of many others. It’s actually leaving childhood behind and venturing out into the adult world. So many choices to make; so many decisions involved.
It’s hard to understand what goes on in the mind of someone who would set off bombs with the intent to harm people. What kind of “twisted” person is that? Does he/she get some sadistic satisfaction, hearing about the deaths and serious injuries that was the result of their crime?
Last Sunday, I sat in my usual back pew. Also in the pew were two little ones, a little girl about two or three, and a little boy under a year old. Those two little munchkins were so good and so cute that it was hard for me to drag my attention away from them to listen to the sermon.
Three American presidents lead off this week’s roster of books: Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. You could fill libraries with what has already been written by these guys, but leave it to the scholars — they can always find a niche that’s unfilled.
I haven’t really minded the winter because I could be indoors most of the time, but I have to admit, it is getting a little old! So I dug out an old poem to try and imagine how it will be to see and smell the new season of spring.
I’m way behind in my coverage of the Scandinavian thriller surge in world publishing, not having even read a Stieg Larsson thriller, so I’ll try to make it up by reviewing a finely wrought thriller by first-time Swedish author Alexander Soderberg. It’s “The Andalucian Friend,” (Crown, $26), translated by Neil Smith.
When I was in grade school (waaaaay back), the greatest rivalry among students was what kind of car their parents drove. Mostly Ford or Chevrolet. Very few people in the neighborhood had “big cars” like Oldsmobile, Buick, Chrysler…and no one owned a Cadillac.
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