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: Everybody wants a little privacy

The lovely young woman to my right barely sat down before popping up again to take a selfie.She was giddy...

Updated: October 31, 2014, - 03:33 PM

Parents' weekend 101: Iowa City, Lawrence, Kan., Madison, Wis.

Children may have chosen the school, but parents will be hitting these college towns, too. Who says students should have all the fun?

Updated: October 31, 2014, - 11:35 AM

Weighing in on Grandma's Roundtable

For nearly two decades, Gretta Freeman has held a freewheeling roundtable discussion with her seven grandchildren. Now grown and spread...

Updated: October 25, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Grandma's Roundtable eases life challenges for seven lucky grandkids

Gretta Freeman, 85, of Golden Valley is chief executive officer of the most endearingly run support group in the Midwest, and likely beyond.

Updated: October 23, 2014, - 05:04 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: October 23, 2014, - 02:48 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: October 23, 2014, - 02:47 PM

Rosenblum: Scars of psychological abuse run deep

The little boy, maybe 3, was running up the hill of a city park. It was a pristine day and...

Updated: October 23, 2014, - 12:14 PM

Rosenblum: Transgender talk postponed, but let's not retreat

The Minnesota State High School League’s decision to postpone — again — guidelines for transgender student athletes shows how complex...

Updated: October 18, 2014, - 10:18 PM

Rosenblum: Hennepin County Library's website remake creates debate

Developers of Hennepin County Library’s “improved” website, which was to debut in early October, might be surprised to discover that librarians have quite the loud roar.

Updated: October 04, 2014, - 09:49 PM

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

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