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Kristine Holmgren
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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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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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Top five reasons to enjoy being an old, invisible woman
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 - I grew old. I wish I could tell...
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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Don't let the conservative Christians freak you out .  Halloween deserves respect - energy - and your enthusiasm!  
I did it last year.  The year before.  And I'll do it again on Thursday night. The children who come to my door will meet a hideous old woman, wretched and hidden inside her black, hooded cape; her features smashed by a dar...
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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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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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The honey wind - remembrance of Grand Marais, Minnesota
"Someone my world and I have grown just a little bit older." " The honey wind blows  and the days grow colder. Somehow my world and I have grown just a little bit older.  I sit alone and the fire glows.  The fire glows- and the honey wind blows.  I sit alon...
"Someone my world and I have grown just a little bit older." "The honey wind blows and the days grow colder.Somehow my world and I have grown just a little bit older. I sit alone and the fire glows. The fire glows- and the h...
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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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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 - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
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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