Category: Delight-Cultivating

Pine pushes a ten foot ladder on a furniture dolly across the intersection of Hiawatha and the Greenway, because we decided to not push it up Sabo Bridge.

Moving a Ladder… with a Furniture Dolly??

So, as you’ve seen from my previous posts in this unplanned series, I’ve moved homes. We got rid of a bunch of stuff and now, the unpleasant part, we need different stuff. We needed a new taller ladder than we’d previously had. I scoped out the offerings at the Restore, because I am a die-hard […]

Walking All the Streets of Western Minnehaha

Weeks after I walked the eastern half of the Minnehaha neighborhood, another nice Sunday came along — this time with the added bonus of a newly opening bakery.

Walking All the Streets of Eastern Minnehaha

One can’t avoid the “Cult of Hiawatha” in the southeastern portion of Minneapolis, and so I once again found myself in a neighborhood named for one fictional Indian (Minnehaha) bounded by a highway named for another (Hiawatha), all of which was supposed to somehow make people feel better about living on the land of real […]

Urbanist Grades for Books for Babies

As a new dad, our author is reading lots of baby and toddler books, over and over again. But few promote an urbanist lifestyle that doesn’t rely on large motor vehicles.

Skating the Riverbend Trail in Warroad, Minnesota

Escaping from COVID can mean a brisk walk outdoors, a visit with a vaccinated friend — or venturing to Warroad, Minnesota, to skate the 5.2-mile Riverbend Trail.

He Had Something to Prove

I had a queen-size mattress I didn’t need anymore, but it still had a few good years of life left in it. I asked around, “anyone want this before I get Bridging to come pick it up?” Ian Buck said yes! And, in a move that sparked joy in my heart, he said, “I’ll borrow […]

Even Guinea Pigs Think Rent Stabilization Makes Sense! Just Ask Them!

There’s been a lot of talk about guinea pigs and rent stabilization lately. In fact, the Minnesota Multi Housing Association recently sent me a picture of a guinea pig! They even hired someone to come to my house and give me a second picture of a guinea pig! It’s almost like the Minnesota Multi Housing […]