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Dave’s Dumpster June 2010

Dave’s Dumpster June 2010

Thoughts From Smith Foundry

Thoughts From Smith Foundry

by Peter Molenaar Folks driving 28th Street en route to Hiawatha Avenue and perhaps to Lake Street shopping are asked to glance right just east of Cedar Avenue. The rather unattractive dirty brown building seen there is home to Smith Foundry. Molten iron is sand cast within. This writer has survived 31 years of employment with [...]

Dave’s Dumpster May 2010

Dave’s Dumpster May 2010

“Thoughts From Powderhorn Lake”

by Peter Molenaar At every mid-month, contributors to The Alley are pressed into duty (or are otherwise moved by a profound love). Consequently, this writer missed ice-out day at Powderhorn—so be it. Now, at mid-April, a nice start towards a summer tan has been achieved thanks to the early spring warm-up. Folks who descend each year to [...]

Against Finger Pointing

by Peter Molenaar Scientific reminder: The totality of existence (i.e. ‘matter’) is in motion…this is true because all phenomena are a manifestation of a self-contradictory unity of opposing forces (i.e. matter is ‘dialectical’). So then, to understand something one must begin by uncovering the main contradiction within it. [...]

March 2010 Dave’s Dumpster

March 2010 Dave’s Dumpster

Guacamole Dip

by Peter Molenaar With considerable frequency, the convenient Lake Street Latin food offerings prevail as the most satisfying answer as to what to eat next. A fat burrito with a side of guacamole does the trick. Invariably, it is observed, a corn chip with a lush dollop of the guacamole enters the mouth first. Savored with eyes closed, it is [...]

Dave’s Dumpster February 2010

Dave’s Dumpster February 2010

Honors for You…An ABC-123 Open Letter of Help to Young Students

Honors for You…An  ABC-123 Open Letter of Help to Young Students

By TaShawn Moore A.B.C’s and 1.2.3’s are just simply – OBJECTIVITY!!! “A” is the object of what you are to become - An honor roll student. An “A” student is focused and willing to work hard for what they want to become wherein, they develop an amazing purpose in the lives of family, friends, teachers and others. “B” is the [...]

Does Arson + “Accident” + Collusion = Demolition on Christmas Eve?

By Harvey Winje, Editor The house once owned by Pauline Feldje, the maker of the first Minnesota Flag and other historic, cultural artistic productions, has been a controversial subject as the current owner wanted it demolished for parking until it was placed under a moratorium until its historic significance could be documented and [...]

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