Monthly Archives: January 2013

Got Any Bright Ideas for Saint Paul?

Detail from a mural created by Saint Paul artist Ta-coumba T. Aiken (Picture this in Lite Brite!) I wrote earlier about the Lite Brite art event now being prepared at downtown St. Paul’s Union Depot and I have more info thanks to a kindly update from Heidi M. Smith at Grassroots Solutions. The Lite Brite project is […]

The Report from Mount Como

For five weeks every winter I teach in our city parks and rec department’s Alpine ski program. Every winter, Como Park’s golf course is turned into a winter wonderland with cross country skiers and sledders occupying the lowland and skiers and snowboarders claiming 90 vertical feet of the steepest hill. We run a rope tow […]

Big City, Brite Lites!

Big City, Brite Lites! I had a meeting with Kimberly Nightingale in Lowertown this morning and, sure enough, we got invited to play around with a Hasbro toy from our youth. Lite Brite was a simple toy that must have been heavily advertised on TV because I can still conjure the melody from the early […]