As many of you know, I've spent a good deal of time over the past 18 months in Minneapolis. It's a terrific place, full of friendly people, fantastic food, a great arts scene, a vibrant outdoor culture, and even a strong hip-hop subculture. I'm even friends with the former mayor, who's a colleague of mine.
Speaking of Minneapolis and mayors, I think I know who I'd vote for if in the upcoming election were I a resident of that fine town. Jeffrey Alan Wagner has a strong message for his mild-mannered (and apparently sleepy) fellow citizens, one I think we can all get behind:
Wagner, described in various media outlets as both a member of the Republican and Democratic–Farmer–Labor parties, is one of 37 candidates vying for the $100,000/year job. Thus far, he's the only one who has appeared on camera rising out of one of Minnesota's 10,000 lakes.
(Going full Minneapolis, enjoy the bonus Dessa track below, from her 2013 release, 'Parts of Speech'.)