Saw the tax man last night. I’m torn whether or not to continue to go to him or not. He’s a very nice guy, but also charges me and Teresa $250 per year to go through him. That’s probably about 2x what it would cost to do myself. I really dislike taxes and feel like [...]
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This is a post I do every year, and it’s getting more difficult.
Here’s last year’s list.
If you like indie music, hip hop or punk music, there are some great albums on those links. I look back at those lists and there are some extreme amounts of good albums. The reason this list is getting harder [...]
Winter has dragged. I haven’t written in some time and, well, if you pay any attention to this you’d know that. And any is more than what I’m willing to donate, evidently. A sad drudgery, that. Yet there is hope, spring blooms eternal and something of that natural call.
Not certain what to make of all [...]
It’s that time of year again. Year after year, the tiresome inevitability of winter hits right around now. People are grumpy. Everything that irks you normally is just a little bit more annoying.If you speak with most Minnesotans the first week of February, most of us are in a sour mood. We’re tired of being [...]
For a few years, I’ve been mentally considering the idea of teaching in 15 or 20 years. This is a long term idea that has really stuck with me for whatever reason; here are the main reasons why:
1. I had a handful of good Marketing and business teachers, the ones that were truly great changed [...]
Oh those forgotten things.
Forgotten and remembered today.
While up at the lake for Thanksgiving I forgot the McCarthy trilogy I’d been reading in Alexandria, Minnesota with about 50 pages left. So that’s on hold. I also forgot my extremely warm winter vest in Cloquet, Minnesota.
In the mean time I’ve started rereading a classic rendition of Walden, [...]
I’ve been reading Cormack McCarthy lately, and he’s a truly impressive writer. And he’s writing about Texas/New Mexico after the turn of the 20th century. It’s positively engrossing.
In addition to that, I picked up a video game called Red Dead Redemption, which is centered around the old West. So it’s wild, wild west here as [...]
In Lake Wobegone, there is a very interesting passage from Keillor. I’m uncertain I can find it, but here is a paraphrased remembrance:“We knew that we had to do something as a class before we graduated. We knew that once we were out that we would no longer be special, that we would become like [...]
Okkervil River: The Silver Gymnasium
Neko Case: Worse Things Get, Harder I Fight, Harder I Fight, More I Love You
Deer Tick: Negativity
Volcano Choir: Reprave
Arctic Monkeys: AM
Bill Callahan: Dream River
Chvrches: Bones of What You Believe
Willie Nelson: To All The Girls
RJD2: More Is Than Isn’t
Avett Brothers: Magpie and Dandelion
Arcade Fire: >>> TBD <<<
I am old. No getting around it now.
I’m nursing a stubbed finger nail, a recently sprained lower back and a wrist that will not heal from doing pushups. The fact that my back went out trying to lift an all to heavy old water softener my old man convinced me to help him with is [...]