Dorothy Day and I go way back.
Granted, I never met her, but I can’t help but feel a connection after volunteering every third Saturday for the past twenty years at the Dorothy Day Center in downtown Saint Paul.
I know this sounds ridiculous: to love the speed by which one can get across town. Big deal, right? Yes. It is. You have no idea. Prior to moving to Saint Paul in 2008, I lived in Seattle, a city with an enormous and ever-worsening traffic problem.
Quotes from Saint Paulites
“Law is order in liberty, and without order, liberty is social chaos.”
—John Ireland, first archbishop of Saint Paul, Minnesota
“The biggest tragedy is those people that don't have the arts in their life. They go to work and come home and don't do anything.”
—Bryan Thao Worra, Laotian-American poet
“Who does not love a Minnesota winter, with its clear bracing air—its blue sky and its life-giving atmosphere?... Fear not then, the blast of coming winter. Pile on the wood, let the cracking fire shed its heat while the Northwestern winds howl about our doors.”