Still Fresh and Amazing

Many museums pretty much always stay the same. One visit is all that is necessary unless you are really into the subject to which the museum is dedicated. That is never the case with MIA, aka, the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Yes, it is filled many favorite pieces that are “can’t miss” whenever I go…

Annual Rite of Spring – Art in Bloom

“Rite – a religious or other solemn ceremony or act.” (Dictionary.com) Art in Bloom is a four-day festival of floral arrangements and fine art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art that features 165 floral designs that interpret works of art from the MIA’s collection. My selected samples below show why Art in Bloom has become…

Maximum Impact

Today marks the beginning of Holy Week for Christians around the world. In the days to come, most Christians in the United States will attend special worship services to mark the dramatic, compelling events of the week which culminated in our Lord’s death on the cross and resurrection from the dead. As we do so,…

Here Come the Czars

Quick, tell me what great achievements can you think of that our US government czars have accomplished? Say what? Having finished my 50-installment project on research that is going on in various universities in every state in the country I am embarking on a new project; taking a look at what kind of interesting things our…

New Memories of My Father on Fathers Day

During a recent family gathering I had the opportunity to visit with one of my older sisters. She told me a story about my father that I had never heard before. Mr. Eisman was a teacher at Hillcrest School, the boarding school we attended when my parents served as missionaries in Nigeria. He was teaching…