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A leather belt: fit for romance or an electric chair?

Griff and Robbie Wigley, belted Robbie and I were in Willie’s Shoe Repair on Saturday when proprietor Randy Malecha showed us his latest creation: a leather belt for the upcoming production of the Stephen Sondheim play, Assassins, at St. Olaf.

Tickets go on sale today. From the Wikipedia entry on Assassins:

From an electric chair Zangara sings his refusal to be afraid and that he hadn’t cared who he killed as long as it was one of the men who control the money. Peeved that as an "American Nothing" he has no photographers at his execution, Zangara is electrocuted.

Randy let us take the belt home for a while so that we could…

The Bridge Square beaver returns; stimulates local clothing economy

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This beaver (same one from June 2007?) was making the rounds on 4th St early this morning by the Grand Event Center. It wasn’t happy about having me take its picture (grouchy about the early snowfall?) so I coaxed it into my raccoon cage and will place an order with Randy Malecha at Willie’s Shoe Repair for a new hat.

A tip of the blogger beaver hat to Felicity Enders for the alerting me to the creature’s presence.