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Newport, MN Library

One day in early January we had to do an errand in Newport, a small town just to our south. There are lots of trucks and trains there, and it’s also close to the ominous Rosemount refinery. After getting my fill of industrial scenery, we drove by this little church and happened to see the neon sign said “OPEN” so we stopped in.


This is the Newport Library and Community Center. Here is the inside. There are cozy chairs under the steps.


Our daughter liked the selection of board games, many of which are educational. We played “The Allowance Game.”


We also enjoyed this “Hangman” game. Seeing as the “prisoner” is already very dead I don’t see the urgency in solving the puzzle. Also, this says “Travel Game” but doesn’t this take up more room than just the pencil and paper that this game is normally played with? Just imagine setting this up on your airline tray table!


You can read “The Annals of America” here.


I was delighted to discover a new place so close to home that feels so far away.




The Fez

This self portrait was taken in my mom’s bathroom. The Fez is a piece of They Might Be Giants merchandise, circa 1990.

Ax Man Surplus, 2005

Davey and Goliath

From the Archive


March 5, 1982

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