Monthly Archives: January 2012

What am I breathing?

I don’t really notice air unless there’s something wrong with it. I just breathe it and go about my business. But since moving to the middle of Minneapolis, I have lost my natural obliviousness to air and breathing. I don’t … Continue reading

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Top ten things to do with an old swimming pool

Why do people fill in swimming pools? Several predictable reasons: they don’t want the expense or the work of maintaining them; they consider the pools dangerous; they don’t swim; they do swim. The more interesting question is: What if you … Continue reading

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Photogenic blasting grit

Some people go through the ritual of making new year’s resolutions. I don’t. Instead I try to seize on the urge to reform when the urge is fresh, and that can happen at random times during the year. On January … Continue reading

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