Giving back a little love to PDD

OK, PDDers, I’m the professor who suggested that Perfect Duluth Day was one good resource to tap into ideas in the community. Well, I thought I’d share a couple stories the students have done so we can try to make this relationship a little more reciprocal.

First, my favorite about the Joy Laugh Club, which I know many of you are aware of, but was new to me. And, of course the video. I’ve just got to believe some of these people are PDD members.

The students also did a series of articles based on randomly calling people in the phone book. Here is one of my favorites about a woman’s experience with the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, and another about a local sled dog racer. And, for a bit of nostalgia, a nicely written (I think) article about Seven Bridges Road.

Actually, there are bunch more. There is some good stuff on that site. You should check it out.

So, they are doing more than just posting requests on Perfect Duluth Day, but your suggestions and this site in general are, in fact, a great resource for this community.

…by the way, do any of you have suggestions on what I should teach next week? I could use some ideas. Oh, that’s right, I’ve got a guest speaker from Perfect Duluth Day (seriously) coming to class. Thank goodness.

3 Comments

HN

about 12 years ago

Thanks John,
It is fun to see what the students have done.

adam

about 12 years ago

Maybe a requirement that they post the finished product.

edgeways

about 12 years ago

Want to also add my tanks as well.

I think Adam's suggestion is not a bad one. There really should be more engagement if they wish to use the resource.

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