Tag: Minnesota


RIP Prince

Prince: June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016

Prince: June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016

Dearly beloved
We are gathered here today
To get through this thing called life
Electric word life
It means forever and that’s a mighty long time
But I’m here to tell you
There’s something else
The after world
A world of never ending happiness
You can always see the sun, day or night
– Prince

A Minnesota legend – These lyrics were my introduction to an imaginative master. His music touched so many moments in my life. My heart is a bit heavy. Thank you for your gift.

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Source: Prince dead at 57: Legendary musician found at Paisley Park

Farewell Old Friend

A Minneapolis institution  played its final request this past weekend. Since 1950, Nye’s Polonaise was one of those beloved establishments that shaped the character of Minneapolis. I spent many a night at Nye’s with friends as we discussed the important issues of the day over good food, drinks and song.

Farewell old friend – Legends never die.

Why I Live Here – Spring and Lake Calhoun

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Lake Calhoun. Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo: Christopher Pollard

“She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
“Winter is dead.”
– A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young (Winnie-the-Pooh, #3)

Lake Calhoun. Minneapolis, Minnesota. March 28, 2016

Target’s Food Innovation Revolution

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Outstanding thinking (if you’re a nerd like me) about how folks are designing smarter ways to deliver products and services like nutritious – fresher food – faster to consumers.

Unlike other startups that are big on ideas, but often short on resources, the coLab is able to leverage all that Target has to offer: funding, a massive supply chain and millions of customers who can provide feedback.

What’s not to like.

Source: Why Target Is Fast-Tracking Food Innovation | Fast Company