No medium’s properties are quite so dichotomous as those of glass. It is harder than stone in many cases, and so enduring that wine glasses made by the Romans have survived intact to this day. At the same time its fragility puts it at perpetual odds with gravity, and any hard surface around it could spell glass’s instant doom. In a sense, glass is representative of humanity’s will to create as a whole. Here we are, spinning around through space, creating marvel after marvel, when at any moment some indifferent cosmic missile could transform our entire experiment to soot.
Imagine working on a plantation in Arkansas a hundred years ago. The twinge in your lower back as you’ve bent over for the ten thousandth time to pick a potato. Heavy wooden ladders coarsening your palms as you ascend to gather splitting green pecan nuts. The sweltering Southern heat bearing down relentlessly upon you, made immeasurably worse by humidity so thick you could practically swim through it.
LOOK. LIKE. LIVE.
Valley Rental Service, Inc., a subsidiary of Valley Realty, Inc., began operations
in 1965. The company grew by offering quality, full-service, property
management to investor clients of multi-housing complexes developed
by the parent company. Since its beginning with 12 apartment units, the
company has grown to greater than 3000 units, including residential and
commercial management, in North Dakota and South Dakota to a variety of
sole proprietors, partnerships and corporations.
There are a lot of big names in the world of skiing: Vail, Aspen, Whistler, Steamboat, and Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, to name a few. Although these famous destinations are all inconveniently far away, there are plenty of smaller but nonetheless great places nearby where a Fargoan can enjoy a fine day of skiing or snowboarding on their day off. One of these, Detroit Mountain in Detroit Lakes, MN, is only an hour’s drive east. The ski area is home to 21 distinct trails along with two triple chairlifts and two magic carpets lifts, as well as a 1,100’ tubing hill with 10 individual runs. It’s a lovely place, and worth a visit even if you’ve never skied or snowboarded before.
Hey, let’s go bowling
Everyone’s learning how
Choose your shoes, lose your blues
Nothing can stop us now!
Red River Lanes is one of Fargo’s original sporting institutions, owned and operated by three generations of fathers and sons since 1959. The Jones family, who hail from the north side of Fargo, have always endeavored to keep their alley authentic to the bowling experience — but never at the cost of letting their fine 20 lane establishment fall behind the times.
When the Anderson brothers learned to ski in the late 70s, they so fell in love with the sport that they resolved it wouldn’t do until everyone else loved it too. To the enterprising brothers this meant building their own ski resort, a feat they were able to achieve thanks to the fortuitous placement of an unusually steep slope in nearby Kensington, MN, just 90 minutes southeast of Fargo. They first opened for business in 1980, and have enjoyed inviting people from across the tri-state area to shred the slopes at Andes Tower Hills ever since.