Can bugs feed the world? Entomophagy for sustainability. Yep, that’s me taking a bite of a scorpion snack… bread, cream cheese, a big black arachnid… and I ate everything except the claws. It was … interesting… en·to·moph·a·gy /ˌen(t)əˈmäfəjē/ noun: the practice of eating insects, especially by people. Years ago friends in Minneapolis experimented with starting a businessContinue reading “Why I ate a scorpion”
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Are you doing it for the coffee?
Is your motivation internal or external? Can you recall feeling like you couldn’t wait to jump out of bed? Was it yesterday, last month, several years ago? For me, it had been awhile. Most winter mornings I motivated myself with the thought of fresh coffee. Those days, I didn’t get up because I felt anContinue reading “Are you doing it for the coffee?”
My (brief) tale of two cities
From small town girl to big city cyclist When I moved to Minneapolis to attend the University of Minnesota I was clueless about city culture. Growing up in North Dakota with six siblings did not prepare me for navigating the life of a single college girl, alone in a metropolis. The Twin Cities, Minneapolis andContinue reading “My (brief) tale of two cities”
Lessons learned on two wheels
Triumphs and trials of a car-free cycling fanatic Flat tires, forgotten wallets, blizzards, thunderstorms, road ragers, dead cell phones… How do these problems affect cyclists differently than car drivers? I’ve learned first-hand the determination it takes to triumph, or at least survive, on two wheels. Some call it grit. Since selling my car and livingContinue reading “Lessons learned on two wheels”