Incoming Passengers

Overseas travel requires serious paperwork, one of the most important being the  Incoming Passenger Card, which everyone must present when arriving in Australia. The flight attendants pass out the cards as a preliminary announcement that your plane ride is just about over. This slip of paperwork identifies you to the Customs officer, describes your country…
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Pride Of Dakota Holiday Showcase

Last night I began my Christmas shopping foray. After dinner we put on comfy shoes and headed for the Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase. Pride of Dakota is a place to shop local–sort of, if local counts a whole state. The event is located at the Fargo Civic Center, continuing today (9-5) and tomorrow (11-4).…
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Farmers’ Market At Dike East Park

Last week I had to buy a cabbage. Nobody made me buy it; I just wanted it and we had none left in the garden. I revel in the seasons we enjoy, but I’m not good at saying goodbye to any of them. Light freezes, wilted roses, and cooking already with pumpkin are the gentle…
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Rain Taxi Twin Cities Book Festival

Yesterday I drove 8 hours–4 to St. Paul, leaving the house at 5:20 a.m., and 4 more to get home. The drive was with good company–Emilee and Karl–and for good cause: exhibiting New Rivers Press books and authors at the 12th annual Rain Taxi Twin Cities Book Festival.   The very first book festival I…
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Whitemud Clay Studio, Eastend, Saskatchewan

Do you remember from your little-kid art classes the way a lump of clay feels in your hand? How it can be mashed and pulled and pressed and made to conform, and how it leaves a residue that dries in the whorls of your fingertips? Most of us haven’t played with clay in years, but…
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