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: North Minneapolis neighbor talks of barbecue, violence and jobs

Vicie Williams appreciates block parties, but she won’t be hosting one during Tuesday’s National Night Out. Not one to think small, Williams is throwing a Community Barbecue Extravaganza.

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

Rosenblum: Soccer teaches more than skill and sportsmanship

Soccer isn’t America’s pastime, but watch a game or three and it’s hard not to wish that it were. I can’t think of a sport better fit to teach Americans an essential but evaporating life skill. It’s called “delayed gratification.”

Updated: July 27, 2014, - 12:10 AM

Duets: Wilbur and Melanie woven together across continents

Wandering down an alleyway in the poor village of Ayacucho, Melanie Ebertz of Stillwater spotted Wilbur Quispe weaving through an open doorway. Shortly after, their lives became forever entwined.

Updated: July 25, 2014, - 02:35 PM

Rosenblum: A law is passed, but her work continues

Not much rattles Sheryl Hill, so it’s hard to imagine the powerhouse from Mound shaking as her son, Alec, grabbed her arm and raised it high in the air. Yes, Alec’s mother did have a question for the president of the United States.

Updated: July 17, 2014, - 08:19 PM

Rosenblum: Panhandling debate is about more than just change

On an unusually cool July morning, Matt stood at the corner of an access road just off Interstate 35 in...

Updated: July 13, 2014, - 12:34 PM

Rosenblum: Nostalgia back in fashion

Rearing teenagers is full of surprises, like when yours announces the one thing she wants for her birthday:Birkenstocks.Wait. What? Birkenstocks...

Updated: July 05, 2014, - 03:39 PM

St. Louis Park man, 93, has flown the flag since WWII

On Friday, Warren Bushway will hoist the U.S. flag for July 4th — just as he's done nearly every morning for more than 60 years.

Updated: July 03, 2014, - 12:32 PM

Duets: Mike and David deliver

Nothing keeps Mike White from his daily dairy deliveries — not even surgery. He knew he needed David Nelson.

Updated: June 28, 2014, - 06:43 AM

Rosenblum: Reservations about paid reservations

Now that the Twin Cities area has become an enviable multicultural food mecca, it likely won’t be long before Resy arrives -- the latest option for people so desperate to score a table at the hardest-to-crack restaurants that they’ll pay for the reservation.

Updated: June 27, 2014, - 03:09 PM

Rosenblum: Get on board and get off your cell

Have you noticed that nobody talks to anybody anymore? Grocery store line, airport security, dinner table. The Green Line can be a green light to change all that.

Updated: June 23, 2014, - 09:45 AM

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