Marcia Hyatt is a leadership and life coach who provides a weekly feature on WTIP's North Shore Weekend titled "The Best of Ourselves," which explores how we can be resilient and creative in these turbulent times.
The warm and whimsical Patrice Johnson recounts her Minnesota childhood as a Catholic kid in a household where children weren’t allowed in the kitchen, her “Lutheran envy,” and how bacon could perhaps be the key to bringing lutfisk* to new generations.
Allen Beaulieu was happy when Prince asked him to shoot some cover photos for an upcoming album. (Frankly, he wasn’t a fan of the previous cover photos.)
But when Prince asked him to abandon his studio and go on the road with him, photographing the musician live in concert and behind the scenes, Beaulieu stepped into a completely new life.
Thomas Peacock says it was an idea he had years and years ago — but he says the first manuscript was “horrible.”
Guitarist Tim Sparks and bassist James Buckley. It’s a duet that adds to the legacies of the great songs they play. Phil Nusbaum talked to Tim and James, and filed this report.
Katharine Johnson’s story of Karhu the little bear deals with universal themes: earning money to buy something you want, finding a mentor to teach you a skill you need, and how to get out of bed on time.
Oh, and perhaps the most important: including those who are different from you.
Sarah Stonich doesn’t let go of things easily.
Or perhaps they just don’t let go of her.
Even though she lives in the Twin Cities, northern Minnesota — and the characters she’s created who live there — keep reappearing in her work.
Lorin Robinson talks about this work of historical fiction, and the modern-day pitfalls of writing across cultural lines.
The story of how Searching for Minnesota’s Native Wildflowers came to be written, starts, as the very best stories do, with a road trip.
They look like grasses but aren’t.
They have “reduced morphology,” which means they’re hard to identify.
But not only are sedges and rushes an indicator species of the health (or not) of wetlands, you, too, can be stricken with “sedge fever”!
Sarah Bamford Seidelmann fell in love with a (dead, stuffed, expensive) walrus in a second-hand store. And even though they didn’t end up leaving together, he changed her life.