January 2012

At Nye’s Polonaise, some things never change

January 31, 2012

It’s rare to find a place like Nye’s Polonaise — a place where nothing has changed in FIFTY YEARS!  Literally. I’ve got a penchant for all things “oldie-timey,” and when I heard that this Minneapolis institution was frozen in time, I had to go.  And so Nick Cordileone (aka Timon in the Lion King), his [...]

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Bar La Grassa, well worth the walk

January 25, 2012

My foodie companion Ang and our boy Max are hanging with her family in Northern California until we reunite next month, when Lion King docks in Richmond, Virginia. So I’m left to explore the Minneapolis scene on my own. Where to go next? Another recommendation! This one from Patrick, the friendly bartender at The Local.  [...]

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2 Gingers and headcheese at The Local

January 20, 2012

It’s about -4° here in Minneapolis, and after my first full week of The Lion King tour, all I have to say is: thank you, Josh Landay! Josh is a dear friend from The Lion King in Las Vegas.  He’s a Lion King tour veteran, and his recommendation of The Local, a proper Irish whiskey [...]

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8 seconds to the boy next door

January 17, 2012

8 seconds. That’s the time it took to run full speed door to door, from 25 Tuscan Place to 21 Tuscan Place — but only if you cut through the row of evergreen trees that separated our properties, instead of going down my driveway and back up Danny’s. It was a familiar run across stone, [...]

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On being a new dad

January 9, 2012

There’s no arguing that when you become a parent, your daily life changes.  But how much do you change? Intrinsically, are you the same person, just living under different circumstances, or are those circumstances groundbreaking enough to change the person you are? I know I am different. I worry more, I sleep less, and … [...]

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You can’t take it with you

January 5, 2012

The packing has officially begun! And even after moving cross-country 3 times within 4 years, I still get shell-shocked at just how much we have accumulated. After my junior year in college, I spent the summer taking photographs of a multi-generational Chinese family in San Francisco’s colorful Chinatown. Inspired by a Documenting Communities class at [...]

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Some darn cute Lion King cubs

January 3, 2012

Over the course of the two-and-a-half year run of the Lion King in Las Vegas, a plethora of babies were born, including our little Max. (It also seemed as if the entire makeup department got knocked up at the same time. Something in the face paint, perhaps?) In total, there were 10 babies, including two [...]

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