Cracked Walnut Lit-Reading Festival

It’s going on now! My friend and fellow writer Satish Jayaraj has put together a literary extravaganza! The Cracked Walnut Lit-Reading Festival is a month-long ode to the love affair between writers and coffee shops. How we rejoice in the scream of the milk steamer! How we linger over our giant lattes, typing furiously on . . . 

A Komodo in Bloomington

I ran into a old work friend the other day. During our catching up, I mentioned The Dragon Keeper and he smiled and told me there was, in fact, a Komodo dragon in Bloomington. He’d seen one during a hike along Nine Mile Creek, which feeds into the Minnesota River just West of where the . . . 

Deck the Walls

I highly recommend spending a few minutes reading Nathaniel Smith’s thoughts on the state of the art scene in Minnesota. If nothing else, take his quick and easy quiz to determine how much you’ve invested in local artists. I only found two qualifying pictures in my house, so there’s New Year’s Resolution #2. Of course, . . .