Tag: Minnesota


Life Doesn’t Suck

Abandoned Barracks at Fort Snelling Upper Post (while I reacquaint myself with the Samsung NX300), St. Paul, Minnesota. January 1, 2017: Photo by Christopher Pollard

“Very occasionally, if you pay really close attention, life doesn’t suck.”
– Joss Whedon

New Year’s Day Traditions

Rice, Beans & Greens. Minneapolis, Minnesota. January 1, 2017: Photo by Christopher Pollard

As a Minnesotan with southern roots, New Year’s Day to me means rice, beans and greens. I was raised on the stuff thanks to my Grandma Pollard, an 89 year old Georgia native.

I wasn’t able to make it back home to enjoy my family’s annual feast. Fortunately, I know a guy who whips up a scrumptious bowl of tradition.

Thanks Kirk & Liz.

 

 

RIP Kitty Girl

Karlie folding my shirts. Minneapolis, Minnesota. July 2, 2013 (posted December 7, 2016).

My Karlie cat passed away this morning at home.

I was at her side, giving her pet pets, letting her know that she’s a brave and amazing little girl.

Karlie follows her buddy Edward who passed away 6 months ago to this day. I like to think that they’re chilling together once again.

Thank you one and all for your kind words when I shared Karlie’s prognosis last Thursday.

Edward and Karlie getting comfortable during our first few months together. November 2, 2011

Five years ago these cats needed a home when their previous human passed away, a Gulf War veteran who lost his own battle due to PTSD.

I’m grateful that folks like you reached out to see if I would take these critters in. While the Karlie & Edward chapter of my life has ended, I’m fortunate for the experience because they gave me immeasurable joy.

Sweet dreams Kitty Girl.

Gold Medal Flour

Here’s an obligatory “I went to the Guthrie Theater” photo of the Gold Medal Flour sign. Seriously, check out this season’s production of ‘A Christmas Carol’. Minneapolis, Minnesota. November 26, 2016