Arts & Culture

You’ve written a song or two and perfected your favorite pop tune in front of a mirror, but you have a crippling fear of performing on a real stage. To get up in front of an audience would be like jumping out of an airplane for the first time. Be encouraged—there is a safe place to land.

On April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson declared war on Germany, taking the United States into World War I. Many Germans, attempting to flee from the horrors of the war, immigrated to the United States.

While driving past a senior living community, do you ever wonder about the life happening inside? Maybe parents, grandparents or family friends are residents.

The Scottish are coming—to Schram Vineyards, Winery and Brewery when it hosts the Highland Games from noon-4 p.m. on June 24. The heavy games (strongman competition in kilts) feature the caber toss and kettlebells.

This photo from five-time Last Glance winner Christine Neff Kojetin of Eden Prairie was taken in her backyard. It transpired while she was enjoying her garden, one which she has cultivated with flowers to attract butterflies—including swallowtails, which seem to love the flowers she has planted.

There are musicians who are rich and famous, go on tours with entourages and have their names spelled correctly on marquees —and then there’s the rest of us.

When one looks out at a tree in a home’s yard, the eye may not immediately recognize the changes that develop in a year’s time. The leaves may have turned, or new buds may be sprouting, but the core of the tree appears to essentially stand firm. Look again.

A large framed world map stretches across a wall in Bill Foudray’s office. The map hangs several feet directly across from his chair, perched behind two large computers on his desk.

The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us
by Diane Ackerman

Almost four years ago, Nick Peters bought a camera to document the life of his newborn baby. While he also took pictures of random subject matter in his life, Peters remained focused on the baby. However, as time passed, he began to also take on a new interest in landscapes, water and skylines.

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