Roblyn Avenue, 1953

Roblyn Avenue, 1953

The first thing I saw when Dad turned our car down Grandma’s street in Merriam Park was the sky-high catalpa tree in her front yard. It was the only “cigar tree” on the block, and when I spied it, I knew we were almost there. It was a beautiful tree, with frilly white...
This Week in Saint Paul: Monday, May 19–Sunday, May 25, 2014

This Week in Saint Paul: Monday, May 19–Sunday, May 25, 2014

Last Wednesday, May 14, The Saint Paul Almanac took home top prize in the Travel category at the Midwest Book Awards. We were finalists in the categories of Culture, Midwest Regional Interests: Text, Reference, and, thanks to our awesome web man Nigel Parry,...
A Mother’s Hope

A Mother’s Hope

Proud back with a chest high in the air Swaying with desire Never knowing when to bend Afraid to break Walking into the wind Bowing to the ravages of life A life of hurling lessons Mistakes that grow into other mistakes Proud back with a chest high in the air Swaying...