Larry LaVercombe
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I think about energy a lot. I wonder: How much energy does it take to bark!? I mean, it kind of looks like it would take a lot of energy, if I were to suddenly yell that loud and urgently. . . I … more
I cannot recall in my lifetime having more instances of friends telling me: “You have to go see the Walker Exhibit.” Word on the street was, “Oh my god, it’s fantastic.” … more
In the spring of 2020, when the social distancing mandate was putting restaurants and shops out of business and driving the rest of us nuts, a team of friends pulled together to create a wonderful … more
In flight and bookending our Sonoma County vacation, where we enjoyed winding wine-country roads, redwood forests, and sunbathing seals at the mouth of the Russian River, I watched three … more
“We’re playing all originals tonight,” said band leader Terry Walsh as he ripped into another of his audience’ favorites. “I mean, since we’re celebrating Dan … more
It’s Monday the 7th, and I’m writing the first section of this column the day before The Election. I’ll write the second half on Nov. 9...  PART ONE I’ve finally … more
The most frequently asked question I get about real estate is some version of this: “Are we in a real estate bubble? When are prices going to start dropping in our … more
Without an obstructionist Republican megaphone, these hearings are both coherent and revealing – nothing like what you get when one party is doing everything they can to obscure any progress or … more
In the last Connector, I wrote about the parking issues in Linden Hills, and while a big part of me wants to take a break from this topic and write about both “Dobbs V. Roe” and the Jan. … more
The Linden Hills Village at 43rd and Upton is one of the most vibrant neighborhood business nodes in all of Minnesota. We have award winning restaurants (and chefs!), wonderful coffee shops, a toy … more
Last issue marked my 10th column for the Southwest Connector, so with a lifetime total of that many published stories, I’d like to share few things I’m learning from this. First off, as … more
Among my favorite things to read are the New York Times’ featured obituaries. Every Saturday, there is an obit about a renowned person that I’ve probably never heard of who did something … more
Why is pessimism so compelling? Is it that we fear being disappointed? Is it so foolish to have optimism and hope? My experience is that optimism seldom leads to complacency. Rather, it’s … more
Raise your hand if you know a high school kid who suffered through COVID-19... (If your hand isn’t up, then apparently you don’t know any high school kids. Right?) We can probably agree … more
“’Beauty is truth, truth beauty,’ that is all ye need know on earth, and all ye need to know.”This famous quote from poet John Keats has lived inside me since I was an English … more
NEWSFLASH! It was touch and go for a few days, but the one-of-a-kind Southwest High School guitar program is NOT being eliminated. Yay!! Chalk this one up to “Parental Involvement” meets … more
In the March 3 Connector, I talked about becoming a realtor, and I’d planned this week to offer predictions on what to expect in local real estate over the next weeks, months, and even years. I … more
Thirty years ago, when I moved back to Minneapolis from Los Angeles, it was not only for family, but career-wise. It was to be a bigger fish in a smaller pond. I was a filmmaker, and at the time, … more
Many of you are following this story, but for those who aren’t: A few weeks ago, the venerable and beloved rock icon Neil Young left Spotify in protest of COVID-19 disinformation promoted by … more
As I noted in my first column, I love it when people join to together to do good things. I also mentioned that I love live music, so today I want to tell you about one of Southwest’s coolest … more
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