Monthly Archives: September 2011

Grain in, grain out, grain in

On a recent Saturday afternoon, I bicycled past TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota where tailgaters were partying in the parking lots with the help of  hamburgers, hot dogs, and beer. I rode past the parties and the … Continue reading

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When will the leaning tower of pier fall?

Bridges don’t last forever. Some fall, some are taken down. And some crumble away one piece at a time. Anyone who has walked across the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis has probably noticed a lonely stone pier — now just … Continue reading

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Somebody laid eggs on my bur oak branch

I’m tracking the passage of the seasons by following a branch on a stately old bur oak at the University of Minnesota. The season hasn’t changed, of course. It’s still summer, and, in fact, the temperature in my neighborhood probably … Continue reading

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Hordes of bicyclists on my secret bridge?

Welcome back, University of Minnesota students! In honor of the annual boost in the neighborhood’s bicycling population, I’m offering a photo tour of the proposed U of M Bikeway route. First, a map. The city of Minneapolis website shows the … Continue reading

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