Open Arms of Minnesota

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Month: April 2008

Summer Grilling

Even though spring seems to refuse to arrive in Minnesota this year, the deck in the backyard is ready for summer. The table and chairs are positioned and the grill

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It makes me feel good.

I have very few memories of being in first grade except for an overpowering fear and dislike of my first grade teacher. OK, it was more than dislike. My mother

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Cape Town Travelogue: Part 7

From Boulders, you will continue along a scenic drive towards Cape Point. In the past I have stopped to watch whales in the water below the road. I’ve also had

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Cape Town Travelogue: Part 6

Just as I can’t imagine anyone traveling to South Africa and not going to wine country, no trip to the Cape would be complete without visiting Cape Point and the

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Cape Town Travelogue: Part 4

Purchasing beaded art at Monkeybiz creates jobs in Cape Town. So does patronizing some of the MotherCity’s truly fine restaurants. Hands down my favorite continues to be Bukhara, an Indian

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Cape Town Travelogue: Part 3

What continues to strike me about Cape Town – even after 14 visits – is the stunning natural beauty. There is the Atlantic Ocean with its working harbor and the

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Cape Town Travelogue: Part 1

Tell a person from East Africa or West Africa, or even other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, that you are going to South Africa and they will inform you, usually in

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Rolling Black-Outs

Before traveling to South Africa on this most recent trip I had read about the electricity shortage that is affecting the country. To compensate for the shortage, the government has

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