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Road Trip — Duluth and North Shore Scenic Drive, Minnesota

Road Trip -- Duluth and North Shore, Minnesota

So hopefully by now, I’ve convinced you to go to my US hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota. In which case: hey, fantastic! Way to go, me (and you too, I guess). I hope you’ll love it.

But why stop there? There’s plenty more to see outside the city, and I know just where you should go next: Minnesota’s North Shore Scenic Drive, which begins in the northern port city of Duluth and ends 150 miles later, at the US-Canadian border. CONTINUE READING

Celebrating and Critiquing the Women’s March + Links


Photo by Austin Schmid

When I opened up my social media feeds this past weekend, I was blown away.

Blown away by just how many people were out on the streets on Saturday protesting hate, inequality, and injustice. Blown away by the photos of the crowds, the witty signs they made, the powerful words they spoke and posted. Blown away by the sheer size of it, not just in DC or across the US, but around the world. I saw some amazing awareness, compassion, understanding, and support taking place, and it warmed my heart. CONTINUE READING