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Learn to Make Honey

An ant cannot walk into a beehive and change how bees do things.
First the ant must learn to make honey.

Timberwolves 2016 Season

This is the first time in about four years that we signed up for cable.  The main driver of that is the NBA season and Timberwolves.  I grew up playing basketball in my driveway and idolizing players like Kevin Garnett on my home town team.  I didn’t really get to see that many games because [...]

4th of July

I saw this in the Star Tribune digital paper and thought it was a beautiful picture of Big Ole, from my home town Alexandria.

We were home yesterday for the day, we left at 9am and got home at about 9pm.  This is a common occurrence for us as my parents hold an annual picnic for [...]

Spring Time Projects

It feels like spring at this point, and the projects around the house are building up.  With Tempo coming, we are trying to optimize space in the house and be as prepared as we can be before arrival.  Today I’ll be building a shoe organization shelving unit.
We have a garden, probably about 150 square feet, [...]

Tax Man Cometh — Travel Time

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 [...]

Best Albums of 2014

This is a post I do every year, and it’s getting more difficult.
Here’s last year’s list.
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
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 [...]

Stalemate

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 [...]

Tough Times for Minnesotans

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 [...]

Interest in Teaching Long Term

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 [...]

Forgotten Things

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, [...]

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