Six-Word Memoirs: Valentine Edition


On NPR yesterday there was a segment about Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak that was published in Smith Magazine. Inspired by novelist Ernest Hemingway, who, when asked to write a full story in six words, responded: “For Sale: baby shoes, never worn.”

It was a great listen and now in honor of Saint Valentine it is your turn. My submission is above, leave yours in the comments.

Bell’s Beer Dinner at Hell’s Kitchen


We will be doing a Bell’s beer dinner on March 4th at 7 pm. It will
be $45 a seat prepay only, gratuity extra. Seats can be reserved by
visiting or calling the Duluth Hell’s Kitchen. We will also be
offering buy 4 get 1 special on the seats. There will be a limit of
forty seats. Jason Gillum of Bell’s Brewing will be on hand to answer

Dinner Name: “Untamed Beer Dinner” The idea is that the wild game
and beer are both untamed.

courses as follows–
1 & 2. Winter White & Porter- cheese and meats for the pre-hour for people when they arrive

3. 1st Course: Wild Game Stew—Third Coast Old Ale

4. 2nd Course: Smoked Duck— Consecrator Doppelbock

5. 3rd Course: (Entree) Roasted Pheasant—Two Hearted (Cask)

6. 4th Course: (Intermezzo) Northwood’s Spring Rolls—Lager of the Lakes

7. 5th Course: (Desert) Chocolate Stout Cake—Expedition Stout (draft)

8. Toast: Hopslam (draft)

We will be set up to accept reservations for this after 4pm today (feb 12)

Hell’s Kitchen 310 S Lake Ave (218) 727-1620

The Blue Crab is the new Red Lobster

There’s something stirring at The Blue Crab, and it’s NOT the handful of regulars wondering what the hell that awful racket is. The band is called Total Freedom Rock (formerly The Rat Root River Band) and they want to show you what music can be, every Thursday at 10:30! Joining TFR tomorrow night is: Hydro Bliss (playing the Winter Carnival at Lakeview Castle)
If you can’t make it tomorrow, come down next Thursday for a musical experience/experiment that is sure to delight and/or freak out the most disconcerted music lover. New special guests every week! Blue Crab- 1909 W Superior St.

Duluth Economic Recovery Survey

Duluth Economic Recovery Survey – Where will the money go?

Duluth’s proposed programs and funding required from the Economic Recovery Survey from the US Conference of Mayors.

Stimulus Funding Required: $413,264,005

Jobs Created: 4,258


  • $6,000,000 – Spirit Mountain snowmaking and maintenance facility?
  • $4,500,000 – Re-skin exterior of Midtowne Manors I & II?

One Book, One Community 2009

Proud to announce that the One Book, One Community selection for this spring is Population 485 by Michael Perry. Small town life viewed through the lens of an EMT re-entering his community after being gone for 12 years. Raucous, tragic, humorous, touching and insightful – these accounts are written with a careful ear for language and a finger on the pulse of the relationships that make and sustain communities. More info at Norlight Lit Life

Serious Musicians Needed for Soul Band

I’m forming a soul band ala Sharon Jones/Amy Winehouse, for regular gigs including Homegrown. Ability to play by ear a must. Serious musicians only please. Music students are strongly encouraged.
Looking for:
2nd Guitar.

email [email protected]

From the Photo Archive | Metallica in Duluth, 1989


June 8, 1989: Metallica played its first Duluth show at the DECC as part of the …And Justice For All tour.

Victory Garden-Duluth Style

Life has somewhat hit the skids of late for me and as I contemplate the fact that I am too rich for food stamps but not sure how long I’ll be easily feeding myself and my two kids, I’m planning for the future. Or at least as far into the future as I can see, which will be summer and fall.

I am a home gardener and I’m thinking about looking into a plot at the community gardens for an even bigger harvest. Does anyone know the contact info for the community gardens on Arrowhead Rd?

Also, I ROCK at organizing things. Would there be any interest out there for home gardeners to get together and pool our resources and have our own little “barter” group of home grown veggies/fruit/eggs/honey/wild rice/what have you?

I envision people signing up to say that they would participate and letting me know what kind of produce they could contribute. It would depend on how many people are interested and what kind of things they could contribute as to how the next step would proceed. I have ideas there as well but would welcome anyone with experience in this sort of thing.

I participated in a CSA last year but this year, I just won’t be able to afford it. I’m hoping that this idea could be a local, organic, group idea for folks like me.

Please contact me at [email protected] if you are interested in getting on a list of possible participants! Thanks!

Wanna Shoot my Moon?

queen of spades

I am really bad at Hearts but I love the game. Looking for some other folks that enjoy playing and wouldn’t mind giving me some pointers. Playing online just isn’t conducive to learning and people get so nasty.

Burrito Union, Carmody Pub or Luce all have pretty good size tables so if you are interested let me know. Tuesdays and Thursdays are good for me.

Girl Power! Program wants to craft


Looking to get a jump start on spring cleaning? The YWCA after-school girl empowerment program is seeking donations of craft supplies. We will basically take anything, but are especially looking for:
*Craft paper
*Notions- buttons, thread, needles, ect.
*Used sewing machines
*Magazines for collage/decoupage
*Ironing table

We are also looking for used dishes (down with Styrofoam!) and gardening tools for the summer.

Girl power! is mostly girls in 4th, 5th and 6th grades from various schools in Duluth. For an entrepreneur project, they have decided to start their own business creating and selling crafts at craft fairs. We are located in the Washington Center, and are generally there from 10-5:30 Mon.-Fri. Call 218-340-1531 or email [email protected] if you would like to donate. Much thanks and happy crafting!

DJ R (pronounced dee-jay-err)

For your Monday entertainment needs, DJ R will be performing at the Fitger’s Brewhouse from 10pm to 12am.  Featuring new music by Joe Plug, Southwest Engine, and Death Vessel.

(image courtesy of  Barrett Chase)
Update: Tonight’s performance was cancelled prior to me being notified.  DJR will return next Monday February 16th, 2009.  Thank you.

What happens when they teach photoshop in junior high.

Duluth’s Rear Ends

You said it, not me.

Whenever I’m out on the roads, I always seem to find myself behind people who are expressing themselves. If I’m at a stoplight, or in the passenger seat, or on foot, I always try to take a photo. After the jump are some of the best shots I’ve taken of this sort.

[Potentially NSFW due to language! Consider yourself warned.]

Why I still love the DNT

From today’s Swap Shop:
SWAP: My knowledge and advice for oral Yiddish lessons. Kurt 218-xxx-xxxx Posted: 02/05/2009

SWAP: Briggs & Stratton push lawn mower. Will trade for 20 lbs of ham. 218-xxx-xxxx. Posted: 02/03/2009

Forum on “The Troubled History of Afghanistan”

Sunday, Feb. 8 @ 7pm
UMD Kirby Student Center Room 333

You’re invited a forum on the troubled history of Afghanistan. With both the Democrats and Republicans talking about the need to escalate the war in Afghanistan, and the corporate media going right along with them calling it the “good war” – it’s crucial for activists to understand the history and dynamics of this land, and why we need to oppose this war.

Speaking will be Adam Ritscher. If you are unable to attend, but interested in the topic, email him at [email protected]om for a copy of the speech.

Lake Superior Socialist Action
PO Box 16853, Duluth MN 55816
(715) 394-6660

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