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Mixed Bag

by Peter Molenaar Unlike the esteemed guru who, it is said, once transcended all earthly attachments, the rest of us are bound to the spiritual ups and downs which reflect the satisfactions and irritations of our existence. St. Paul’s Church, 11-11-11… It was in conjunction with the 200th birthday of Wendell Phillips, renowned [...]

November 2011 Daves’ Dumpster

November 2011 Daves’ Dumpster

Occupation Time

by Peter Molenaar Just moments ago I witnessed a national TV news report which exposed the deliberate short supply of chemotherapy drugs made available for children.  Profits before people… Yet the ongoing protests against corporate greed lack a clear set of demands.  Sure, the slogan “Power to The People” has merit.  But what?  [...]

October 2011 Daves’ Dumpster

October 2011 Daves’ Dumpster

Fishing Trip

Fishing Trip

by Peter Molenaar It is good for an inland worker to visit big water from time to time.  My father and I are just now returned from fishing Lake of the Woods in northernmost Minnesota.  The curvature of the horizon is discernable to the eye there.  So, thank you Smith Foundry for letting me go. As I was not pressed to engage the machine, [...]

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor, Has the electoral process withered while our legislators balked at compromise? The resignation of Senator Linda Berglin opens a seat to be filled by a special election.  The first campaign candidates’ forum at the Mercado Central August 26 brought up some traditional and newfound issues.  The citizens of Senate District [...]

September 2011 Daves’ Dumpster

September 2011 Daves’ Dumpster

Doo Wop And Cannon Falls

by Peter Molenaar The luckier members of my generation were again able to watch public television’s annual review of the Doo Wop Pop Rock music emergence (late ‘50s—early ‘60s). As always, it was an awesome emotional head swoon. Moreover, let us self-reflect, the splendid performances of so many popular Black artists served to educate [...]

August 2011 Daves’ Dumpster

August 2011 Daves’ Dumpster

Farewell by Susan Young, Mpls’ ‘Trash Lady,’ who “Bridged” to citizens

Editor’s Note Regarding Susan Young “First Class Lady” Open Letter: The recent dismissal of Susan Young as Head of the Department of Solid Waste and Recycling has met with overwhelming disbelief, disapproval, and anger by scores of people. Her professional abilities have spoken for themselves only to be exceeded by her unique abilities to [...]

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