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World Book Night USA will be celebrated on Monday, April 23, which is also William Shakespeare’s birthday. On World Book Night, thousands of people all across the USA will give away free copies of one of 30 titles. That’s right, free books. It’s all part of an international effort to promote print books and literacy and reading.
Last year’s first World Book Night, held in the UK, was by all reports, fabulous. So, if someone like Ann Klefstad or hbh1 or myself walks up to you Monday evening and hands you a book, you know why. I’ll be giving away free copies of A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick in both Supetown and in Duluth, as it is set in northern Wisconsin and the place itself is so much a part of the plot. Here’s an article former Duluthian Laurie Hertzel wrote about World Book Night USA.
I’d like to point out that Carl Lennertz, the big cheese at World Book Night headquarters in NYC, told Hertzel that one of his “top five favorite applications” to be a World Book Night giver was from a Duluth, Minn. cabbie! Ramos, was it you?
Looking for help with some weed whacking, machete, brush cleaning and disposal. One time only for four hours of medium/light brushing, disposal or bagging. Have gallery-quality ceramics to trade, or cash.
*Note: I couldn’t find the designer or provenance with any certainty. Here are the candidates. Please share if you know where to find and credit the designer and heck, maybe buy him a root beer!
I stumbled upon an interesting Duluth factoid, courtesy of the Futility Closet:
In 1871 the House of Representatives was considering subsidizing railroads to serve the Midwest, including tiny Duluth, Minn. Kentucky representative J. Proctor Knott rose, produced a bucket of sarcasm…
Yet, sir, had it not been for this map, kindly furnished me by the Legislature of Minnesota, I might have gone down to my obscure and humble grave in an agony of despair, because I could nowhere find Duluth. Had such been my melancholy fate, I have no doubt that with the last feeble pulsation of my breaking heart, with the last faint exhalation of my fleeting breath I should have whispered, ‘Where is Duluth?’
Little did he know that Duluth was destined for greatness thanks in part to its railroad. Full speech here (along with annotated laugh track): The Kentucky Anthology
I only got to four sites in the Gallery Progressive, because I stopped to listen to the pickup group of musicians at Carmody on Thursday. Only recently did I learn that they now serve Real Food, including sliders and hot dogs of five varieties, which solves an age old problem. We can sit, enjoy the tunes, and relax.
Among the sites I visited, Friends of Industry was the site where art was most alive — art was being created as we speak.
[This article is the last in a five-part series profiling local dealers of used goods, in all their rich variety. Others in the series: North Shore Architectural Antiques, Sellers Auction, Retro Antiques, Central Sales.]
Tami LaPole Edmunds walks through her store and points out every piece of art, commenting and describing with passion.
“Those are just old castaway lamps, but you repaint the shade and it’s fabulous,” she says.
When the CD in the background begins skipping loudly she goes to its rescue, but she can’t help stopping to point out some jewelry while the jarring noise continues.
Reading of yet another rant by Nugent at a political rally (and an NRA gathering is a political rally) gave me a quick return to a recent trip. I spent my honeymoon in Quebec City early in January 2011. (Note: if you ever get the chance this is a great city to visit and is somewhat Duluthian in history and character.) But for a day trip my wife and I did a day long dogsled outing. We got to ride and have a driver slide us over the meadows and through the woods. It was quiet enough to carry on a conversation with the driver.
My driver was a recent college grad who had taken a political science class in his last semester where they were able to use the 2010 U.S. elections as real-time case studies. I will never forget being deep in the woods in the Quebec woods with snow sifting through the trees and having this young man exclaim “we could not believe that you (Americans) would have a political candidate pose with a gun to promote his campaign.”
When we got back to our hotel we saw the news that Gabby Giffords had been shot in Arizona.
From gun control to climate change there is a huge percentage of Americans who are motivated by fear of losing guns, rights, money, freedoms.
Maybe the more we can educate our neighbors about how this country is viewed by the outside world, like a sled-dog driver in Quebec, the sooner we can put fear behind us.
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