This Week in Saint Paul: Monday, March 31–Sunday, April 6, 2014

This Week in Saint Paul: Monday, March 31–Sunday, April 6, 2014

Okay. No kvetching! You can park on both sides of the street now. The snow will be here for a while, but the air feels a lot better, light enough for us to seemingly glide down sidewalks without having to brace ourselves from the previous months’ harsh elements. They...
A Stranger’s Opinion of St. Paul

A Stranger’s Opinion of St. Paul

Harriet E. Bishop is a name familiar to anyone interested in the history of Saint Paul. Born in Vermont, Bishop came to Minnesota in 1847 and here achieved many firsts—Saint Paul’s first teacher, founder of the first Sunday school in Minnesota, first leader of...
This Week in Saint Paul: Monday, March 24–Sunday, March 30, 2014

This Week in Saint Paul: Monday, March 24–Sunday, March 30, 2014

The calendar on my kitchen wall claimed that spring had sprung last week, but Minnesota still predictably holds out. As a kid, and even now as an adult, I didn’t understand the connection of the equinox (nor that Pennsylvanian hedgehog) to any change in season....
Bald-headed Men and Sundays

Bald-headed Men and Sundays

Comments on Saint Paul by my kids at nine and ten years old My boys viewed their mid-1980s births in the old Midway Hospital on University between Porky’s and Ax-Man as an embarrassment, a slight their Saint Paul mom had designed to punish them by withholding the...