Category Archives: Fluff

Downtown Northfield is Twins Territory

ross_twins_sized.jpgYeah, I’m pretty psyched that the Twins have matched the Tigers’ record. With three games left for Minnesota to pass Detroit, the Division Title is within reach.

I was confident that they’d clinch the Wild Card spot and believed that they’d have a chance for more. Now every game, every inning, every at-bat matters. What a great time to be watching baseball.

I’ll be at one of those three games with Bruce Anderson, of RENew Northfield, and our families, to get up close and personal with the cheering. We’ve got a Rotary Student from Germany staying with us and we’ll be giving her a great taste of America watching the Twin Cities take on Chicago at the Dome.

To summarize, “Go Twins!”


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Something Else To Do With Sidewalks

We can walk on them, dine on them (well, maybe someday), and we can……create art on them?

Recently, I saw some photos of the Sacramento Chalk-It-Up festival, which brings out the artist in everyone. The Sacramento event is a fund-raiser for education and the arts, and the sidewalk art created over Labor Day weekend is left for all to enjoy through the entire month of September.

Our weather might not be quite so cooperative, but the idea still has possibilities. Wouldn’t this be a great way to enjoy those late spring afternoons and get the college students mingling with the townees and local kids? It’s not too early to start thinking about it.

The upcoming Spelling Bee to benefit the Northfield Public Library set me to thinking about developing more opportunities for grown-ups to play like kids, so the sidewalk art caught my attention.

You can see more pictures of the chalk art here.

Annoying toy selling out; may have redeeming purpose

My daughter Gilly works at Target here in Northfield part-time and told me today that this Tickle Me Elmo X (Extreme!) is flying off the shelves. It’s funny to watch the YouTube video once, but I’d take a hammer to it if I had to be in the same room with it for more than 5 minutes. However, it might be cool to bring it to a public meeting and tickle it at strategic moments. And yes, we now have a category here called Fluff.