Next up is the second book in the Mortal Coils sequence.
Next up, a return to my friend Elizabeth Bear’s fiction…
Minnesota state parks do a very good job at mixing history along with the natural beauty therein. For example, the main draw of Minneopa state park is its waterfalls. However, it also has this historic building, the Seppmann Mill, to visit and enjoy as well.
As some of you know, My Friends the Olsons™ are moving to Iowa so that Scott can pursue employment there. I am truly going to miss them, as they are undoubtedly amongst my closest and longest-lasting friends.
Today’s picture is of Danielle, their 7 year old daughter, with a butterfly painted on her face. This was taken at the 2010 MN Renaissance Faire.
I still don’t believe it.
Are the Giants cursed to have a Joe Pisarcik like loss in every generation? Up 31-10 with 8 minutes to go…and to blow it?
In other news, this household had a rule of zero with the Saints and the Packers also falling…but neither of those were nearly as spectacular.
This is a panel from the Matteo Ricci Chinese “Impossible Black Tulip” map, the million dollar map that the University of Minnesota recently bought, and briefly displayed in Washington D.C. and, as pictured here, at the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts.
Yesterday you got to see one of the Chinese Guardian Lions at the entrance to the MIA.
Today, I pull back to show the entire entrance. As you can see, the lions flank the entrance. It’s obvious to me that the neo-classical Beaux-Arts architecture facade to this entrance to the MIA was inspired directly by a similar entrance to the New York Public Library, built a few years earlier.
(Thanks to my brother for correcting my mistake)