Seventh Place: Saint Paul’s  Window on The World

Seventh Place: Saint Paul’s Window on The World

Downtown Saint Paul is rarely accused of being exotic. But hidden right in its midst is a thriving, bustling microcosm of the great wide world. I’m talking about Seventh Place. Only one block long, Seventh Place is Saint Paul’s answer to European pedestrian-only city...
The Farmers’ Market

The Farmers’ Market

Buying vegetables, Sniffing flowers sweet as honey, Begging for donuts. Near glass jars of jam, My feet hit the ground in front of Bright red strawberries. Stall owners call out. Beans, hanging like strings, float. Crisp squash lies waiting. Brown potatoes sit. Piles...
Benediction

Benediction

The sweet smell of lilacs drifts over the city like a blessing. Yesterday was winter, today blooms radiant spring. Cafe tables unfurl up and down Selby Avenue, an old man shares a croissant with his dog, joggers and tubs of pansies claim the sidewalk. Sunshine glints...