Molly's Journey to the West

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It is official. As of last Wednesday, I am on the road. It feels good to have everything I need in a backpack again. For me, there is nothing better than entering a new city/place with an open-mind and a packed backpack. I caught a one-way ticket to Seattle and decided to spend a few days there. It had been over 10 years since I’d been to Seattle, so I was looking… Read More

Hello friends, In my last post, I was putzing around on my bicycle and I shared a video I made for my Japan presentation. Well, a lot has happened since then. I went to the May Day Parade for the first time and enjoyed it immensely. If you happen to be in Minneapolis during the first weekend in May, you’ve gotta see May Day! After the parade, there is a play run… Read More

Last week, Colleen and I went hiking at Westwood Nature Nature. Colleen has now returned to China. I miss her a lot. Hello friends, Spring has come (haru ga kite). I say this because while cycling around town, I see the beginning signs of spring. The hedges outside my house once had fuzzy protective buds, but now I see small specs of green erupting from their cores. Outside my window, I see… Read More

Hello friends, It’s almost spring in Minneapolis. Though it is supposed to snow today, I’ve seen geese flying overhead and I spotted my first robin this weekend. I’d like to think that the migratory birds are a pretty good indicator that winter is coming to an end. As always, I’ve been enjoying my time in Minneapolis. Most recently, I’ve gotten the ole bike out and have gone on some pretty long rides…. Read More

Hello friends, As I type, I am actually in Chicago: The Windy City! My sister Colleen had to go to the Chicago China Consulate to get her Chinese work-visa and I thought I might as well tag along. While Colleen gets her visa figured out, I’ll be exploring the city’s vibrant coffeehouses and freelance writing/photo editing for RootsRated. (It’s awesome being a freelancer; I can work from anywhere!). But, I’ll have to… Read More

Hello friends, As I type, I am comfy cozy on a couch, warm by the nearby fire, in the countryside of Wisconsin. Maybe you’re wondering why I’m not in Minneapolis? Well, for President’s/Valentine’s Day weekend, some girlfriends and I decided to escape the city and enjoy a quiet weekend in the woods. There is a no more romantic way to spend Valentine’s weekend than by snowshoeing across the lake, doodling, playing board… Read More

On the Woodward Valley Trail at Point Reyes National Seashore (photo credit: Colleen O’Connor) Hello friends, I have returned from San Francisco and am already missing the phenomenal dim-sum and temperate weather. Though I do love Minnesota winters, I am quite disappointed by the lack of snow. I haven’t had a chance to use my snowshoes and my skis are collecting dust! (Though I do feel bad mentioning lack of snow, especially… Read More

Hello friends, I am writing from San Francisco! As I type, the sun is shining, the window is open, and I can hear the sound of Telegraph Hill’s wild parrots flying overhead. When I come back to SF after a long hiatus, these are just some of the things that remind why I love this city. 1. The weather is pleasant. Rain or shine, I enjoy the sweater weather, especially compared to Minnesota’s… Read More

Hello friends, I have a life again! I finished all my writing for RootsRated and soon they will be published online. When they are available, I’ll write another post and link it to the site. This Fall has been absolutely beautiful. There was little to no rain and it was so warm up until a week ago. Thanks to this, the leaves stayed up on the trees and gave us Twin Citizens… Read More

This is Eloise Butler’s native prairie, which is full of wildflowers and bumblebees! Hello friends, good news! I am officially a published writer. A start-up organization called RootsRated has hired me to write about the hiking trails near Minneapolis. They are a great resource if you are in a new city and want to find a good local hiking trail or restaurant. My first article is about The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden… Read More