Category Archives: Minnesota

Walking around the lakes

When I was a kid, I spent a lot of time at lakes, but the idea of walking around a lake hardly every occurred to me or anyone else. This might be because the lakes were either really big (like the Great Sacandaga Reservoir) or nestled into deep sided rock canyons carved out by glaciers, and thus, not walk-aroundable. Lakes were central places, termini of inland pathways, points along long distance hikes, not things you walked around.

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My favorite restaurant is closing, but I don’t seem to care.

If the restaurant was being forced closed by the city making dumb tax-related decisions and the public works department acting almost vindictively against a certain neighborhood, as was the case when JP’s closed, I’d be pissed. If it was a restaurant that was really trying to do well but failed because of the economy or because people did not appreciate it, I’d be unhappy. If it was a restaurant that served as the only anchor in a neighborhood at an uncertain tipping point, I’d be concerned. But none of those things are true.
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Kelly McCullough, Author, at Har Mar on Tuesday

Kelly McCullough, author of the Raverin series (starting with WebMage of fantasy/science fiction and dealing with artificial intelligence, magical computer technology, and mythology) will be making a local appearance here in the Twin Cities. Those of you who have followed the Twin Cities Creation Science Fair story already know the place: Har Mar Shopping Center. Or, to be more exact, at the Barnes and Noble at Har Mar.

The Har Mar visit will coincide with the release of McCullough’s latest book.

Day: May 25th (Tuesday)
Time: 7:00 PM

See you there! (I’m going to try very hard to make it)

Later in the year, Kelly will be visiting WisCon in Madison, Uncle Hugo’s in Minneapolis, and CONvergence (where I will also be making an appearance or two). Check Kelly’s site for details.

Cafe Scientifique Minneapolis

October 20th
7:00 to 9:00 PM
Bryant Lake Bowl

Jonathan Foley, director of the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment, will talk about another inconvenient truth: our complex global food and agricultural system.

With your help Foley will take-up the question, “How will we feed and fuel more than nine billion people without destroying our environment in the process?

Doors for this event open at 6pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance on the Bryant-Lake Bowl’s website (see link below).