This show will give you the Peeps

Peeps, they're not just for breakfast. The marshmallow treats that still seem to pop up for Easter like the first shoots of tulips, are back for the annual Washington Post contest. Read on.

Art Peeps

The 2011 Washington Post Peeps Diorama contest is creativity at its best. Or maybe it's just further proof that people have too much time on their hands. Either way, I love this contest. The winner was titled "Chilean CoPeepapo Mine Rescue," which depicts the dramatic rescue of 33 mine workers in Copiapo, Chile, last October. It's funny. There's another that shows the TSA pat-downs.

Lady pastor


This is a sharp, fun blog that combos up a lot of things: pix, ideas and glimpses at the life of Emily Carson, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville. She calls it "Life Breathing with the Lady Pastor." The regular features are Monday Music, a list of her music picks; Thankful Thursdays, a quick-hit list of good things in her life; and Diaries of a Pastoral Wannabe Fashionista, a fun look at clothes she models. The pix are good and the content fresh. Plus, the whole concept of a pastor writing this is intriguing. I like it a lot. Give it a regular read.

Writing huts

Speaking of writers, here's a feature I came across that had me daydreaming about a great writing shack. Check out these places where writers ply their trade. They list Roald Dahl, Mark Twain, Dylan Thomas. Take a look.

Flood cam

Grand Forks had a flood wall built after its devastating flood in 1997. Take a look at the high water now from the Red River. The Grand Forks Herald's cam shows some high water.


Eye on the Peace Plaza

Here's the view from University of Minnesota Rochester Chancellor Stephen Lehmkuhle's window looking out on the Peace Plaza in downtown Rochester. Check it out especially after Thursdays on First gets rolling in June.

Hot dog blog

Did you know the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile stopped at the Mall of America? Check in with the blog from the drivers of this hilarious automobile. They tell where they've been, what they've seen and who they met. I've still got my Wienermobile whistle souvenir from their visit in Rochester a few years ago.

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