Category Archives: sports

Ice Water Swimming

My first experience in icy water occurred in Minnesota in March 2007, when I participated in a Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics Minnesota, jumping into a frozen lake. Five years, five more dips and 5,800 miles later, I’ve swam … Continue reading

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For the love of the game

Since Saturday, Minneapolis has found itself in a blur of highly anticipated sports events. On Saturday the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers played the evil Wisconsin Badgers, in an epic rival game that Minnesota has only lost for the past … Continue reading

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A witch, a warlord, a writer

It’s not that there weren’t important people roaming around the University of Minnesota, but I had a 5-day stretch here full of brushes with celebrity. Sure, during my undergrad I took a course with former VP Mondale, where people like … Continue reading

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