Monthly Archives: March 2011

High water watch #2

To remind you… I’m recording the spring thaw with photos of the Mississippi River as it flows over St. Anthony Falls in Minneapolis. I’ll try to be a little more vigilant about my high water watch in the coming days … Continue reading

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Signs, signs, and more signs

One way to judge the character of a neighborhood is to look at its signs and murals. Southeast Minneapolis must be an eclectic place — our signs range from homemade cardboard to painted brick to pulsing electronic. This is a … Continue reading

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High water watch

It isn’t spring yet, but those eighty inches of snow that fell this winter are already melting. We aren’t likely to experience flooding in southeast Minneapolis — the river’s banks are too high here — but we will see a … Continue reading

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A delta not so far away…continued

I have a sand collection. I’m up to about eighty bottles. Our home d├ęcor is rapidly becoming Contemporary Sand. I collect it on my travels, and people bring me little bags of sand. I’m not a purist — I don’t … Continue reading

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A delta not so far away

Up here near the Mississippi River’s source, I don’t necessarily feel connected to the river’s mouth, a weird and exotic place about 850 river miles away. But Dr. Chris Paola, a University of Minnesota geologist, feels the connection every day. … Continue reading

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