Monthly Archives: December 2010

Bless the winter bicyclists

Bless the winter bicyclists who ride through raging snowstorms… who ride through the rain and the snow … who leave lonely tracks like this … who study civil engineering at the U, but have no clout with the city’s snow … Continue reading

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I blame my son-in-law for this

A really humongous icicle fell off the building across the street few days ago. This was no garden variety icicle, a little dinky thing that drips harmlessly into the snow below. This was a glacier variety icicle. An icefall that … Continue reading

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Not quite a cobblestone street

Sixth Avenue SE is less than a mile long. It starts near Hennepin Avenue and ends at the Mississippi River bluffs. Its final block is paved with stones that give the street an old-timey look. Most people probably think of … Continue reading

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Wild things in the city

Lots of wild things make their living in the heart of the city, even in the winter. The photos in today’s post were taken at Father Hennepin Park on the Mississippi River. More and more, I see robins in the … Continue reading

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Oat hulls in my life

I never gave oat hulls a moment’s thought until I moved to southeast Minneapolis. But I live very close to the Southeast Steam Plant, an old power plant on the Mississippi River that used to produce electricity for the streetcars, … Continue reading

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Science Happy Hour

I’ve lived in several neighborhoods in my lifetime. Each of them had a certain “feel” to it. My suburban Seattle neighborhood felt, well, suburban, and dominated by Interstate 5. I feel no need for journalistic objectivity, and show you the … Continue reading

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