This blog post is going to be controversial for some. Some will agree, some will not, some are going to look at me and wonder how it is as a woman and mother I could possibly see and understand certain sides of the people in this story and even have a level of sympathy for … More Controversy in Beartown
This thing still on… It has been about five months since I wrote my last blog. Life became a handful there for a bit – bought a house, got promoted, missed Texas (well, not Texas but certain members of my family) so much I was tempted to up and leave in the darkest hours of the … More Once Upon a Coffee Bar
I am usually all for stepping out of my comfort zone and trying new things. I like to think that one of my strongest character traits is I will try new foods, new places, and new adventures (unless it involves heights where I’m not safely enclosed, snakes, or stupid scary masks – – I do … More Dear Comfort Zone…I’m sorry.
Stillwater is probably my favorite town in Minnesota, besides Duluth – – but that’s a two-hour drive, and Stillwater is just under 30 minutes from where I live. I spend a lot of time there so of course, I have a favorite spot. I have spent many weekends sitting on the patio of the Daily Grind which conveniently … More A Curious Brew
Today was one of my very best friend’s birthday, so when he suggested having his birthday lunch at FIKA I was sold. FIKA is a restaurant at the American Swedish Institute (ASI) located at 2600 Park Avenue in Minneapolis. It includes a museum, art gallery, shop, restaurant, and is connected to the beautifully historic Turnblad Mansion (which … More Fika with a Man Called Ove
When you ask a person from here where to go for coffee, Nina’s Coffee Cafe (pronounced Ny-na) will always be in their top three suggestions. Every. Time. Named after Nina Clifford who once ran a brothel in the late 1800s-early 1900s in St. Paul and who has become somewhat of a legend, though most is believed … More A Cautionary Tale…and of course, coffee.
It’s Wednesday night and I have some time to kill before heading to my son’s hockey game in Stillwater. There is a coffee shop there called The Daily Grind I’ve been meaning to check out. So naturally, that’s where I’m headed … except they are closed. Deep breath, don’t panic! I look at my map, … More A Fractured Coffee Hunt