Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Sad day in Minneapolis

I’m going to make this entry brief, becauseĀ I’m going to stray into politics for a moment. The Jamar Clark ruling came down today and I was able to listen to about 15 minutes of the release, where they announced that no officers would be facing charges in his fatal shooting. As I listened to the […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Stupid addicting phone games

My wife recently got me hooked on a mobile game called Two Dots. It’s been featured as an Editor’s Choice on the app store, and has some decent reviews. It’s a simple game of matching colored dots to make them disappear. As the levels grow, it becomes more and more complex, with special dots and […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Mother Angelica

My wife shared the news with me tonight that Mother Angelica passed away on Easter. When I was a new Catholic I remember watching her occasionally on EWTN and loving just listening to her grandmotherly voice. Granted, EWTN is an organization that is the polar opposite of me on the political spectrum, but I made […]

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Quick Review: Daredevil Season 2

Last weekend the wife and I started on season two of the Netflix show Daredevil. We only got a couple of episodes in, and so this weekend we marathoned the rest of them and finished the season off. This was one of the great new series that Marvel has been putting out, and I really […]

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Saturday adventuring

My Saturday started early with a 5:30am meet-up at the trail head with a couple of running friends. We headed onto the horse trails in the darkness for the first of a few loops around the park. I managed 17 miles which was right in the range for what my training plan called for. I […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Garry Shandling

As a child of the 90s who grew up with only a couple of premium cable channels, The Garry Shandling show was a staple of my late night TV viewing. I spent many an hour watching his comedy both on his show, and when he would occasionally host the Tonight Show. In fact I remember […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Duck walk

Got a chance to take the nice camera out around the creek near my house recently. Found a few ducks swimming in it, and got some great shots with the zoom lens. I even got a quick video of the duck swimming near me, with my 210mm lens. Was a lot of fun to get […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Winter can’t make up it’s mind

Looks like Minnesota is getting one last big winter storm of the year this year. A couple days ago I was riding with my moon roof open. Today, it’s snowing. Thankfully, it is looking like the metro area will be spared much of the snow, but down south they’re getting seriously hammered. It was truly […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Beer Tuesday

Tuesday night I needed a beer, and to get out of the house. So the wife and I headed to Urban Growler. I tried their new cold hopped cream ale, and it was really quite delicious. I also really liked how the photo I took of the beer turned out, in particular the moisture on […]

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Small is the big thing

On Monday Apple announced it’s latest iPhone, and it’s returned to its 4 inch roots. The new iPhone SE is the same form factor as the old iPhone 5/5s, yet it’s packed with the power of the 6s, the latest and greatest phone from Apple. This is the first time in a few years where […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

The ankle roller

Saturday my intention was to head out on a 20+ mile run at Afton State Park. We arrived at dawn, met up with our running cohorts and hit the trail. The first 3 miles felt really good, and we were keeping up a pretty good pace. Then just after mile three, on a relatively flat […]

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