General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Garrison Keillor – Gratitude Tour

I’ve been a fan of Prairie Home Companion for many years. It was a wonderful, homey, slice of life in Minnesota, that made you laugh and sometimes cry. A couple of years ago Garrison Keillor retired from the show, and one of my regrets (and my wife’s) is that we never got to see a […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Star Wars memories

Since May 4th is Star Wars Day (May the Fourth be with you), I thought I would share a couple Star Wars memories. In particular I want to share 3 memories, of when I saw each of the original Star Wars movies. Each one is a vivid memory for me, which says a lot about […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Small town memory lane

Wednesday night I celebrated my birthday with some good friends at 10K Brewing in Anoka, MN. Specifically, in downtown Anoka. Anoka is one of those cities that has managed to maintain a quaint downtown that’s not a ghost town. There are dozens of shops, bars and restaurants, and even on a Wednesday night there are […]

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Create-a-thon 2015, General

Action Figure Regrets

Today is May the 4th, Star Wars Day, so of course I need to talk about Star Wars. I wouldn’t be a geek if I didn’t. After all I’ve been a Star Wars fan for pretty much my entire life. This life long fandom however, does not extend to actually thinking through some decisions that […]

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Create-a-thon 2015, General

Memory Monday: Northern Lights

Below is a story that is true, but since I don’t recall every detail with perfect clarity, I’m taking some artistic license with re-telling it. So this is ‘mostly’ how it happened, but probably not quite… The local public radio station was droning on as I drove myself home from work. The weather forecast was […]

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