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Downtown Minneapolis

How to Visit Minneapolis: Stay Downtown

A couple friends from Omaha told me recently that, for more than a decade, all they saw when visiting Minneapolis/St. Paul was the Mall of America and one stadium or another. Granted, a lot of attractions vie for attention in Minnesota’s Twin Cities. Visitors can be forgiven steering toward sports, concerts, and shopping, then finding […]

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France, Alsace, wine

Discovering Alsatian Wine

The first hint for enjoying Alsatian wines is to forget what you think you know and like about white wines. Riesling wines are not necessarily sweet, for one. And there’s a range of wines on the sweetish side that have their place at the table with any and all courses of a meal. A visit […]

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2016 Books and Beds

In this second annual round-up of the books I’ve read and the beds I’ve slept in, I gotta admit I’m cutting corners on the reading list. Every year, I promise to keep better records, because by December it’s all a jumble. I’m left to cobble together notes, scan my bookshelves, log in to Amazon and […]

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