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Remembering Sparky T. Rabbit (1954-2014)


Remembering Sparky 

A Rite of Memorial


Crossing the River


Peter Bruner Soderberg

February 3, 1954 – June 1, 2014


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Labor Day Weekend


East River Flats

Minneapolis, Minnesota


2:30 pm (prompt)

Rain or Shine


What to bring: 



bubbles and the wherewithal to blow them

a chair if you want one

a staff or cane if you need one


 The East River Flats are located off East River Parkway in Minneapolis. (Please note that this is not the same location as East River Flats Park; your GPS will betray you.) The entrance is between Franklin Avenue and Lake Street, at the foot of the railroad bridge, more or less across the street from the Shriner's Children's Hospital (2025 E. River Pkwy). Descend via the driveway and follow the path along the bluff. Look toward the River, and follow the music.

Note: While the Flats are (in theory) wheelchair accessible, you'll need to cross sand to get to the ritual site. Please plan accordingly.

A potluck Arval (Memorial Feast) and cook-out will take place immediately following the memorial, but at a separate location. Address and directions will be available at the Memorial. 



(immediately following Pot-luck)

Merlin's Rest

3601 East Lake St.


Around and round and round and round we go

to birth and life again, and birth and death again

(Sparky T. Rabbit)












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Poet, scholar and storyteller Steven Posch was raised in the hardwood forests of western Pennsylvania by white-tailed deer. (That's the story, anyway.) He emigrated to Paganistan in 1979 and by sheer dint of personality has become one of Lake Country's foremost men-in-black. He is current keeper of the Minnesota Ooser.


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