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The Life of a Squire: A 2015 Minnesota Renaissance Festival Retrospective

Over the course of seven weekends starting in August each year, hundreds of thousands of people attend the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. A glorious menagerie of vendors, musicians, actors, artisans, food, and beverages await them. The 2015 edition marked the 45th year of the festival, a staple of late-summer entertainment in Minnesota. This year was new and unique for me, as I took the step from attendee to participant. Local actor and friend Ted Femrite had a rough idea of...

A Tasty Read for Fans of Star Trek’s Kate Mulgrew

I had the pleasure this spring of devouring Kate Mulgrew’s Born with Teeth, a memoir in which she discusses her acting career, her family, and the ups and downs of balancing a passion for her art with her attempts at a conventional personal life (attempts which admittedly meet with mixed success). I will admit it—I wanted to read this book because of my youthful obsession with Captain Kathryn Janeway, leader of the USS Voyager. However, once I dived in, I...
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