I grew up in the Dale-Selby neighborhood of Saint Paul. To be more
exact, we lived in the upstairs of a duplex just off the corner of Dayton
and St. Albans, one block from Dale and one block from Selby.
By Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay, January 7, 2015
We were ice cream truck connoisseurs
And knew which Popsicles would stain our tongues.
We were rich in playground sand
And told one another, if you step on it, you’re it.
Quotes from Saint Paulites
“The death penalty experiment has failed. It is virtually self-evident to me now that no combination of procedural rules or substantive regulations ever can save the death penalty from its inherent constitutional deficiencies.”
—Harry Blackmun, late associate justice, U.S. Supreme Court
“The writing of books is not easy... There must be reliance upon the deeper sources of consciousness, from which the best writing comes to assure anything really worthwhile.”
—Cornelia Cannon, Saint Paul writer
“Beware of over-confidence; especially in matters of structure.”