Thursday, March 26, 2009

New Ulm Gives

Another example of New Ulm, not just Minnesota nice, nice. In partnership with the Governer's office and the Chamber of Commerce, The Bohemian Bed and Breakfast along with local business's giving back to the community are recognized for their support and efforts. Who says there is no such thing as a free lunch? Speaking of lunches, the Larkspur Market has reopened as Lola's Larkspur, An American Bistro. But what I'm really excited about is the Italian food. So with extended hours, new menu and ownership, it is worth a visit. If it weren't so damn far I would pack up as many of her baked goods that could fit in the PT and head up to Moorhead. That, my friends, must be where we get our hardiness. What is it about the Minnesota Midwest? Now there is some giving going on! This isn't forclosure, this is flooding and people are losing their homes with the only bailing being sandbags and escape routes. God be with them, and all who are helping. That is giving some 100 plus percent.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Gypsy Campfires

For being somewhat of a German Hamlet in New Ulm, the Bohemian soul has had quite a presence of late. Maritza played at the Rhein River Arts Center recently. Forlorn tunes of lost love played opposite the jaunty hopefulness of such is life. For me it is the music to describe the oft asked question of "What is 'Bohemian'?". Those Hungarian nomadic travelers of the late 18th century making their way through the European countryside entertaining with music, dance and common thievery. Ending in the underground streets of Paris, when asked from where they came: Bohemia, the now non existent country was the last place they passed through. Thus a direct and unromantic answer coined one of the most enchanting descriptors of artists we have today. Ah to be Bohemian, and you can be here cause I've been playing Maritza's CD over breakfast for days.

Monday, March 2, 2009

The Romans Are Coming

Mark your Fall calenders and witness how our Hermann on High helped with the fall of the Roman Empire. Even my pacifist blood finds the story, uh, captivating. "Give Me Back My Legions"