Author Archives: LisaPeters

At last…I finished the North Dakota oil memoir

Friends, family, and readers far and wide: Please help me celebrate the October 2014 publication of my┬ánew book Fractured Land: The Price of Inheriting Oil a memoir illustrated with black and white photos. Join me for a reading and book-signing … Continue reading

Posted in today | Comments Off on At last…I finished the North Dakota oil memoir

Until later…

Dear Bridge Number 9 readers, A book project on the wild and wacky North Dakota oil boom (see photo below) is taking me away from my neighborhood musings for now. I hope to return to Bridge 9 in the near … Continue reading

Posted in science, today, wild things | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Until later…

The Stone Arch Bridge botanical garden

When James J. Hill finished his spectacular stone arch bridge across the Mississippi River in 1883, a writer for the Minneapolis Tribune declared the bridge “more solid than the ground itself.” Those newspaper writers — they get so excited. The … Continue reading

Posted in science, today, wild things | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on The Stone Arch Bridge botanical garden

Who made those pretty red tiles? Part 2

Last month, I declared that a southern Minnesota tile-maker, A. C. Ochs, had probably made the 100-year-old Pillsbury grain elevator’s distinctive red tiles. I had my reasons. Turns out I was wrong. The brains behind mnbricks.com, Vince Godon, wrote to … Continue reading

Posted in recent history, today | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Who made those pretty red tiles? Part 2

R.I.P., bur oak branch

Gone! My bur oak branch has been lopped off. Here’s the same shot in February 2011, which is when I started tracking the seasons by following this low-hanging branch on the University of Minnesota campus: I had just signed off … Continue reading

Posted in science, today, wild things | Tagged , | Comments Off on R.I.P., bur oak branch

Who made those pretty red tiles?


Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 41943040 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 278141 bytes) in /data/0/1/1/153/1816642/user/1968736/htdocs/peterswebsite/wp-includes/shortcodes.php on line 591