Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Beautiful morning run

Thursday morning I got out for a run for the first time since Sunday when I rolled my ankle badly. The run went well, and I managed to average around 9:30/mile. It was also a very moist and humid morning, but that made for some beautiful scenery. I passed by a nearby park and there […]

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Life in the ordinary

Today was one of those regular old days where not much happened that’s worth writing about. The morning started well, and there were only a few speed-bumps throughout the workday. The evening was a soccer game with the wife, and then off to bed (with allergies bugging me). My first reaction is that after having come […]

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Ride before the storm

We went out for a quick bike ride after work on Wednesday, and we knew we had to make it a short one because of the ominous storms clouds on the horizon. Today’s blog is a pic of those clouds from the Coon Rapids Dam. This is an un-edited shot with no filters applied.  

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Nostalgic punk

In college and high school I enjoyed a lot of alternative music, including some of the more popular punk bands. One of the bigger bands during my college, and post-college, years was Blink 182. They’ve had spotty recording since the 90s with band breakups (and reformations) and other tragedies, but just this year they came […]

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Sometimes the universe tells you to stop

I should have known this morning wouldn’t have gone as planned the moment I relaized I forgot my cell phone at home. Sunday morning was a group run out at Murphy-Hanrehan park down in Savage. We met up with a bunch of folks that were planning a nice and easy 15 miles. My wife, as […]

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Cookie 5K

Some of my in-laws have started up a charity to match people with items to donate with charities that need them, called Hero Search. This morning they put on their first 5K around Lake Como and my wife and I went down to help (after I ran around the lake a couple times). I also […]

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Weird deja vu

Friday morning was a bit weird for me. I had to bring my son over to a local tech college to take some assessment testing for some classes he’s taking while in high school. I dropped him off at the testing center and then went out into a big lounge/courtyard area to get some work […]

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Generation X and politics

There was an interesting article Wednesday on MPR about how many young people no longer associate with a political party. It had some interesting statistics and conclusions, but it got me thinking about my generation (Gen X) and how we’ve fared politically. Generation X is defined commonly as people born between 1964-1980. It’s one of […]

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Civic duty

Today is Primary day in Minnesota, and despite being a mostly Caucus state for a lot of offices there are still some votes to be cast today. It ended up being a very short visit, as we were the only ones in the polling place after work. I cast my three votes for three different […]

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Weight loss quick update

It’s been a long couple of weeks, watching my diet and counting calories, but the results are paying off. I’m down about 5 lbs. in the past three weeks, and I’ve started to figure out which eating strategy works best for me. When I was losing weight the first time I was single and living […]

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The Hitching!

After my blog about my troubles with getting my hitch attached to my vehicle I got a message from one of my friends, who I used to work for at a former job. He used to be a machinist, and so when he offered his help I knew I was in good hands. I arrived […]

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