Gail Rosenblum

Columnist | Metro
Phone: 612-673-7350
Gail Rosenblum writes two to three columns a week on people, social issues, trends, and the complexities of human relationships.

Recent content from Gail Rosenblum

Rosenblum: Son's gift to writer mom is one for the books

Off they go to college, to hone their skills, navigate relationships and, ultimately, look beyond themselves to a complex world in need of their talents. Unless you’re Stryker Thompson.

Updated: September 30, 2014, - 06:33 PM

Duets: Elsie and Elsie span generations

One day, Amy and little Elsie caught the eye of a resident at the assisted-living facility, whose eyes lit up upon seeing the cherubic baby. “What is the baby’s name?” the resident asked. “Well, my name is Elsie, too!”

Updated: September 26, 2014, - 01:59 PM

Rosenblum: It's never too soon to consider our own legacy

You enter a solemn space where a eulogy is about to be delivered. Turns out that eulogy is for you.What...

Updated: September 21, 2014, - 10:44 PM

Rosenblum: Real violence is a click away, but should we go there?

The Ray Rice elevator video could be a welcome turning point in domestic abuse awareness, since it’s hard to look away. It’s definitely an example of a more complex turning point in how we access the news.

Updated: September 15, 2014, - 03:57 PM

Fall color preview: Autumn's show at Maplewood State Park

Amid the dazzling display at Maplewood State Park, a visitor embraces autumn – because of and despite what’s coming next.

Updated: September 07, 2014, - 05:46 AM

Day trip to Shakopee goes off the beaten track

Visitors willing to forgo the adrenaline rush of thrill rides, horse racing and jousting and keep driving will discover rich and varied options in the hilly and understated city of Shakopee.

Updated: September 05, 2014, - 03:26 PM

Rosenblum: Urban myths aside, we still got an extra weekend in August

As we sit perched on this last day of August, it’s understandable to feel melancholy.August is sunscreen and sweet corn,...

Updated: August 30, 2014, - 03:59 PM

Duets: Noah and Diana

Brad Johnson knew that his son, Noah, was musically gifted. That buoyed Brad and his wife, Melissa, as they sought to give their son — born 15 weeks premature and legally blind — every opportunity.

Updated: August 30, 2014, - 12:20 AM

Rosenblum: 'Happiness' analysis is hazy on smoking's ill effects

British researchers have found that moderate and heavy tobacco smokers get a mental health boost after quitting that’s equal to taking antidepressants.

Updated: August 22, 2014, - 02:33 PM

Mental health resources

Face It Foundation, www.faceit, 612-789-9897.NAMI,, 651-645-2948.SAVE,, 952-946-7998.Hennepin County mobile crisis teams, 612-596-1223 (for adults) and 612-348-2233...

Updated: August 16, 2014, - 02:00 PM

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