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Objects in Mirror: December 24, 2007 Archive

Are you on the road?

Posted at 8:25 AM on December 24, 2007 by Julia Schrenkler

Before you trade your keyboard and monitor for the steering wheel and windshield:

* 3 die on wintery roads (MPR News)
* Winter's wrath (News Cut)
* Road conditions (MnDOT)

Because you don't have enough Santa links yet

Posted at 11:02 AM on December 24, 2007 by Julia Schrenkler

Two pleasurable pieces that might say more about ourselves than we realize:

* Sedaris and Crumpet the Elf: A Holiday Tradition
* Communicating with Kris Kringle

Where should a reader start in Carol Bly's body of work?

Posted at 12:18 PM on December 24, 2007 by Julia Schrenkler

Minnesota writer Carol Bly died of ovarian cancer on December 21, 2007. For her fans this must be terrible news, but what about those unfamiliar with her work?

In MPR's Minnesota Readers discussion group Mark Jungmann is looking for suggestions:

"If there was only one thing that she wrote that you would suggest that I read, what would it be?"

Where should a reader start in Carol Bly's body of work? "Gunnar's Sword" or a particular poem? Join the discussion to talk about Bly and share your thoughts.

Lutefisk: Traditional delight or trauma?

Posted at 2:38 PM on December 24, 2007 by Julia Schrenkler

Weekend America not only has a new Web site design (you can send them your feedback on their new look) they also have the story I'm most likely to fire up on the computer for my family tomorrow: Lutefisk, and Other Childhood Traumas. John Moe talks about his adventures in eating traditional Scandinavian foods for the holidays. You may recognize - and resist - some of them.

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