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

Providence is all aglow

This Rhode Island city sparkles with surprises, including culinary treats, fascinating history and bonfires on the water.

Updated: April 21, 2012, - 11:15 AM

Rosenblum: Surprisingly sharp decline in teen birthrates worth cheering

Recent news about teen birthrates had one staff member at Teenwise Minnesota going back to check her calculations. "That can't be right," she thought.

Updated: April 18, 2012, - 08:51 PM

Rosenblum: Our society's urge to blame is a fault we must address

The political season shifted into high gear last week, as Republican Rick Santorum's withdrawal cleared the way for a not-too-surprising race between President Obama and Mitt Romney.

Updated: April 14, 2012, - 06:09 PM

Rosenblum: Make-A-Wish marks 30 years of dispensing hope, joy

Make-A-Wish executive director Tom McKinney was at the annual fund-raising Walk for Wishes last summer when he spotted a family wearing hard-to-miss T-shirts. There was "Dad of Wish Kid #7" and "Mom of Wish Kid #7," "Aunt of Wish Kid #7" and "Friend of Wish Kid #7."

Updated: April 12, 2012, - 12:05 AM

Rosenblum: Postcard prankster left them baffled and charmed

For about seven years, Stan and Sheila Olson of Turtle Lake, N.D., looked forward to periodic postcards from around the world, personal, upbeat and signed, simply, "Jim."

Updated: April 07, 2012, - 06:37 PM

Rosenblum: Mom or fishing? It's OK - go. No, really. Go.

Guys, move in close because I want to whisper something to you. Go fish. Mom will be OK. I promise you.

Updated: April 04, 2012, - 10:10 PM

Peacekeeper offers nuanced opinion about 'Kony 2012'

The staggering power of the Internet was again evident early this month with the debut of "Kony 2012." The 30-minute documentary ( examines the brutality of Joseph Kony, leader of Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), which forces children into sex slavery and war.

Updated: April 02, 2012, - 10:37 AM

Kim & Aga: Across continents, common ground

A friendship that spanned continents and nationalities survived risk.

Updated: March 29, 2012, - 03:25 PM

Tale of Shirley & Sherley

Three years ago, Shirley Ungar moved into a second-floor condominium in Falcon Heights, causing quite a stir. That's because Sherley Unger already lived there -- directly above her, one floor up.

Updated: March 29, 2012, - 03:01 PM

Dale & Mark: Growing up, not apart

Dale Hulme and Mark Zingerman have been swimming together for 38 years. Their story began when a spiritual drifter found direction with the help of an autistic boy.

Updated: March 29, 2012, - 03:01 PM

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