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: Institute's pupils not even 20 and already making a difference

A year after Ellen Kennedy promised that young lives would be transformed by an innovative summer institute, it's safe to say she's made good on her word.

Updated: August 15, 2012, - 09:40 AM

Rosenblum: On North Side, sisters teach can-do attitude to Can-Do Girls

Brightly painted flowerpots line the steps of Sophia Rayson's two-story home, one of many inviting messages telling neighborhood children "Come in."

Updated: August 08, 2012, - 08:13 PM

Rosenblum: Family's joy is bittersweet while steeling for more grief

Jim Mickman and Sarai Brenner renewed their wedding vows Saturday at First Universalist Church in Minneapolis, surrounded by 300 relatives and friends, and the still-raw memory of one who was not there.

Updated: August 04, 2012, - 10:55 PM

Rosenblum: Humility, grit and grace in defeat are also medal-worthy

Things have looked positively brilliant for the U.S. Olympians the past few days. Swimmer Michael Phelps now owns 19 medals, more than anyone else in Olympic history.

Updated: August 01, 2012, - 09:00 PM

Rosenblum: For siblings, mining for pennies is a rich tradition

Sue Moore, 52, won her own lottery on April 28, when she was handed a 2012 penny at a craft store in Door County. "I couldn't stand it!" said Moore, 52, the mother of Laura, 16, and Joe, 14. "I was jumping up and down."

Updated: July 23, 2012, - 09:17 PM

Rosenblum: Wait is over for octogenarian brimming with life -- and love

Recent news about women waiting longer to get married, if at all, resonated with Joan Ungar of Minnetonka. She waited. And waited.

Updated: July 11, 2012, - 08:47 PM

Rosenblum: What we can learn from Senser trial

The fairness or unfairness of Amy Senser's 41-month sentence is likely to be debated for a while, but it's easy to agree there was little ordinary about this hit-and-run case. Assistant Hennepin County Attorney Deborah Russell said it was "one of the most difficult cases to prosecute" in her almost 20-year career, due to constant media coverage, a voracious public appetite and no eyewitness accounts.

Updated: July 10, 2012, - 05:53 AM

Rosenblum: No grudges, just hope for an apology

Keo and Phouxay Phanthavong have built a shrine to their deceased son, Anousone, to which Keo adds fresh flowers every day. Keo keeps in her freezer the lychee and star fruit her son gave her the day before he died.

Updated: July 08, 2012, - 07:48 AM

Rosenblum: Generations of Rices transform Hill City parade into family affair

Tiny Hill City's July 4th parade takes up just four blocks. This year, the Rice family has it covered.

Updated: July 05, 2012, - 10:29 AM

Rosenblum: Despite Danish study, it's not OK for pregnant women to drink

A just-released Danish study on drinking during pregnancy had a sobering effect on Emily Gunderson, spokeswoman for the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS).

Updated: July 04, 2012, - 08:35 PM

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