Fourteen years ago I had an unfortunate encounter with a vehicle while I pedaled down the boulevard on my bicycle. The traumatic injuries suffered as a result of the collision gave me a rare opportunity to witness life from the curb.
My taste in music has evolved over the years. As a teen growing up in London, England, in the late 1950s and early 1960s, I gravitated toward rock music when it first emerged on the music scene with Bill Haley and the Comets, then Elvis Presley all the way through The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who and other British musicians of that era, like Eric Clapton, many of whom are still going strong.
If a prize existed for the coming together of community, I would have to say it would go to Fridley for its ‘49er Days Parade. The nearly three-hour parade June 27 was not only about Fridley, it was also about the surrounding cities and region as evidenced by the parade’s lineup. A fitting tribute to [...]