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A Marathon, a Dad and a Daughter's Gift (audio)

A Marathon, a Dad and a Daughter’s Gift (audio)

This year’s Fargo Marathon was run on May 21st with more than 22,000 runners taking part in the annual event. And as it is in any marathon, with thousands of runners comes nearly as many stories. This is one of those stories. As parents, we shower our children with endless and unconditional love, support and, hopefully, the […]

Spotlight: Sandy Boren-Barrett, Part 2

If you haven’t already done so, make sure and read Part 1 of my interview with Sandy Boren-Barrett.  She’s got a lot to say and every word is well worth your time. Here’s Part 2: CG:  Sandy, over the years during rough economic times people have gravitated to the arts for a bit of an escape.  What kind of […]

Spotlight: Sandy Boren-Barrett

Today is the beginning of the Spotlight series at Blog Harbor. In the coming months you’ll be reading interviews with an eclectic mix of professionals at the top of their game in the arts, media, sports, politics, child psychology, business and environmental issues.  You’ll even meet a group of 13 pretty amazing teens in middle school and high school.  And of course […]

Eye on Monday: Stages Theatre Company, Hopkins, MN

Eye on Monday: Stages Theatre Company, Hopkins, MN

This week’s Eye on Monday has a dual purpose.  It not only will highlight one of the two professional theatre companies for young audiences in the Twin Cities, but it will also serve as what amounts to an opening act for a new Blog Harbor feature called Spotlight.  Spotlight will be an interview series that does exactly what the […]

Eye on Monday: Cannon Beach, Oregon

Eye on Monday: Cannon Beach, Oregon

I went to Oregon for the first time about 30 years ago.  Although I wouldn’t return for another 14 years, it left an indelible impression on me.  Have you ever gone somewhere and got the distinct sense it was speaking to you?  As if  it reached out, tapped you on the shoulder and said “hey, you and me – […]

Eye on Monday: Finger Puppet Theater

Blog Harbor was given a rare behind-the-scenes look at the Gabriel Finger Puppet Theater.  They’re currently in rehearsals for the world premiere production of Le Vol de la Princesse.  Notice the minimalist set design in stark contrast to the elaborate costumes.  This is the signature style of director and legendary performer Caleigh Gabriel.  Le Vol de la Princesse  

A Trophy for Everyone: The Seeds of Entitlement

When I was growing up, I played sports.  Basketball was what I eventually settled on by high school but prior to that I also played baseball and ran track.  When there was a tournament during the year or the playoffs at the end of the season, there were winners and there were losers.  The winners got […]