Tag: Events

Minnesota Keeps Moving When It Snows


Snowy Lake Calhoun, Minneapolis, Minnesota. December 2, 2012. Photo: Christopher Pollard

“There is a feeling of solidarity that swirls in the blowing snow. When I shoveled the walk this morning, I noticed my neighbor had already done part of it. I looked down the street and saw other people shoveling. As they looked up from their work, we smiled and nodded at each other. It felt like we were engaged in common work.”
— Vikki Reich

Source: I Love Who Minnesotans Become When it Snows | StarTribune.com

Minnesotan Snow Shoveler’s Creed


My Snow Shovel and 12″ of Snow. Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota. February 3, 2015. Photo: Christopher Pollard

Minnesotan Snow Shoveler’s Creed

“This is my snow shovel.
There are many like it, but this one is mine.
My snow shovel is my best friend.
It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.
My snow shovel, without me, is useless.
Without my snow shovel, I am useless.
I must use my snow shovel true.”

The Fallen of World War II

An amazingly compelling animated data-driven documentary about war and peace, The Fallen of World War II looks at the human cost of the second World War and sizes up the numbers to other wars in history, including trends in recent conflicts. You can interact and dig into the data at The Fallen of World War II.

Source: The Fallen of World War II