College Entrance Essay

College Entrance Essay

During my twenty years of living I have made some really good and really bad choices. The worst choice I made was getting involved in gangs and drugs, which led to my unwilling trip to Mexico and life-changing events. Being in a gang is like playing chess: Only the...
This Week in Saint Paul: Monday, April 21–Sunday, April 27, 2014

This Week in Saint Paul: Monday, April 21–Sunday, April 27, 2014

Last week, the Saint Paul Almanac received news that it has been nominated in five categories for this year’s Midwest Book Awards—in the Culture, Midwest Regional Interest: Text, Publisher’s Website, Reference, and Travel categories. There are many...
Remembering Dorothy Day

Remembering Dorothy Day

Dorothy Day and I go way back. Granted, I never met her, but I can’t help but feel a connection after volunteering every third Saturday for the past twenty years at the Dorothy Day Center in downtown Saint Paul. I first went there on a lark, something to try once...
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It’s spring! DerFrühling! Printemps! Ring bells! Play the sackbut and shawm! Excel. Rise and shine. Do something so fine It will please and astonish your mom.   Garrison Keillor is an author, humorist, host of A Prairie Home Companion radio show, and the...
This Week in Saint Paul: Monday, April 14–Sunday, April 20, 2014

This Week in Saint Paul: Monday, April 14–Sunday, April 20, 2014

Welcome to single-sort, curbside recycling, Saint Paul! We are following the simplest of recycling adages: keep it simple and people will use it. If I can fit all of my recycling into one bag, will I have room for more art in another? Saint Paul is reducing, reusing,...