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Kristine Holmgren
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My latest - on Huffington.  Read, like, share - - and enjoy! 
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I'm so tired of the way we ignore good people and explore the many evil dimensions of the bad.  My blog on Huffington today.  Enjoy!  (Oh, and of course - "Like" and "share" too!)  
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Fabulous!!!  And I can't wait for more adventures with Jill! 
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A Christmas miracle
I was sixteen when my father left. That year there was no Christmas tree, no turkey dinner, no presents.  My mother worked two jobs as a cleaning lady.  I sold hats at the Emporium in downtown Saint Paul. It was Christmas Eve, 1965. The store was closed.  T...
I was sixteen when my father left. That year there was no Christmas tree, no turkey dinner, no presents.  My mother worked two jobs as a cleaning lady.  I sold hats at the Emporium in downtown Saint Paul. It was Christmas Eve...
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Tears on the job? Five strategies to buck-up
My undertrained thirty-something supervisor sat ram-rod behind her desk, hands folded on her lap. "You ever hear of 'employment at will?" she asked,  her right eyebrow raised for punctuation. My undertrained supervisor  I smiled and allowed her to rattle on...
My undertrained thirty-something supervisor sat ram-rod behind her desk, hands folded on her lap. "You ever hear of 'employment at will?" she asked,  her right eyebrow raised for punctuation. My undertrained supervisor  I smi...
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Some great advice here.  Don't ever give them the satisfaction.
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Halloween is for bullies too
My brother said the Wilnut kids had head lice and I believed him. Scab-crusted and grubby, they patrolled my neighborhood like a pack of wolves. If it wasn't nailed down, the Wilnuts stole it. If you had pride in something, they destroyed it. In summer they...
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If Hillary were as bad as the rest of them . . .
My mother once told me a girl's reputation is worth her weight in lipstick and I believed her. Not so much for boys, I guess. A girl's reputation is worth her weight in lipstick.  Many of the men seeking to  lead us as the next President of the United State...
My mother once told me a girl's reputation is worth her weight in lipstick and I believed her. Not so much for boys, I guess. A girl's reputation is worth her weight in lipstick.  Many of the men seeking to  lead us as the ...
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Christ is risen - so why not the rest of us?
No one in my family celebrates Easter.  My grown daughters are self-confessed atheists.  My ex-husband spends  Sunday at Caribou with the New York Times.  My brothers and sister and most of my cousins believe this life, this tiny - insignificant flirtation ...
No one in my family celebrates Easter.  My grown daughters are self-confessed atheists.  My ex-husband spends  Sunday at Caribou with the New York Times.  My brothers and sister and most of my cousins believe this life, th...
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In a dark and lonely place, a Christmas miracle. 
A Minnesota playwright shares her views.
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Thanks, but no Thanksgiving for me
Let's be frank. Thanksgiving - for all its hype - is a holiday without a heart.  A feast without a focus. Farmers - I suppose - or people who live off the land might be "thankful" for the food they eat on Thanksgiving. The rest of us know the truth.  When m...
Let's be frank. Thanksgiving - for all its hype - is a holiday without a heart.  A feast without a focus. Farmers - I suppose - or people who live off the land might be "thankful" for the food they eat on Thanksgiving. The re...
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Why I no longer trust the St. Paul Police
(After Fox Network covered this story, my blog was "hacked" and the link to this post removed.  I post it again, here, with a live link.  If the message was censored by the St. Paul Police, I would not be surprised.)  My dogs awoke me,  barking,  at 3:00 AM...
(After Fox Network covered this story, my blog was "hacked" and the link to this post removed.  I post it again, here, with a live link.  If the message was censored by the St. Paul Police, I would not be surprised.)  My dogs...
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Five reasons to celebrate being invisible. 
I wasn't always invisible. Once upon a time I was a  show-stopping "looker,"  a major babe. Young, lovely, blonde and adorable,  people (especially men)  paid close attention to how I looked, what I said,  how I moved. Then -...
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Playwright for Minnesota History Theatre, Northfield Arts Guild
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    And loving every minute of it!, 2000 - present
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Saint Paul, MN
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Playwright, Minnesota feminist and social critic
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Minnesota playwright and social critic.
Education
  • Princeton Theological Seminary
    Pastoral Care and Preaching, 1975 - 1979
  • Macalester College
    Religion and Journalism, 1967 - 1975
  • University High School
    College Prep., 1963 - 1967
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Gotta tell you, folks - - anyone who complains about "consignment" and cites this place as anything less than FIVE STARS is a novice in the land of "resale." I've been at this for a long, long time, and trust me. . . no one carries anything ANYWHERE for you when you're consigning furniture or clothing. It's on YOU, tootsie, and that's a good thing. Turnstyle employs lovely, thoughtful, hard-working men and women who are ridiculously busy keeping the store adorable, well stocked and fabulously appointed. I LOVE this place - - I do my entire wardrobe with these folks, and have found incredible bargains for my little house. Yes. You might bring in something you paid $$$$ for - only to have it consigned for much less. But sweetie. . .that's the whole point!! This is where you go for the bargains - and this is where you go to lighten your over-stuffed home. I'm a believer, obviously. But I'm also an experienced believer. This is fabulous business - and I recommend it without reservation.
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reviewed 2 weeks ago
When I was a young, single mother, one of my biggest fears was a furnace break down in the middle of a below-zero January night. I'm a senior citizen these days - and now that it officially happened to me, I'm no longer afraid! The men at Metro Heating and Cooling responded immediately to my cry for help - and within an hour my furnace was once again functioning. I've worked with these gentlemen before - and have always been astounded at their fair pricing, excellent service and prompt response. It's wonderful to have these guys on my team of professionals - keeping me safe and independent in my own home.
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Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
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Anyone who expects MORE from a movie theatre needs therapy. I'm old enough to remember when parked chewing gum covered the arms of theatre seats and the "ushers" slapped my bumper as I walked past them. I survived long enough to see the industry clean-up both its act and its attitude. This facility is state-of-the-art - - with staff and production professionalism above and beyond the call of minimum wage employment. And I love the kids who work there - the way they beam when you call them by the name printed on their cute little name tags. So, be not too hard, St. Paul. Life is short. And little is given to those who work to serve you popcorn.
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Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago