Saturday, May 28, 2011

Travelogue: Party Prep

The big spring party starts at noon. We will be hosting family from all over the state, region, and (if you count my siblings) country.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Travelogue: The Lakes

Min•ne•so•ta [min-uh-soh-tuh]

1. a state in the northern central United States: It is the chief US producer of iron ore. Capital: St. Paul. Abbreviation: MN (for use with zip code), Minn. Population: 5,059,375 according to a 2003 estimate. Area: 84,204 square miles.

2. a river flowing SE from the western border of Minnesota into the Mississippi near St. Paul. Length: 332 miles (535 km) long.

Golden Gate Bridge Opens (1937)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Happy birthday, Dad!

Travelogue: Life Lessons

You would have thought that by the time I was nearly fifty I would have learned that my father is sort-of into teachable moments. Let's face it; Dad has always been ahead of his time. He has been doing this to me since before I can remember.

Happy birthday to my father Denis

Happy birthday to my cousin Levi

Happy birthday to my cousin Callista

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Travelogue: Huh? Speak English!

The irony of this statement was not lost on me – even if the person speaking the line was ignorant of it themselves.

Travelogue: Fast (!?) Food

It was a no-brainer, really! Or so I thought… (Famous Last Words!)

Happy birthday to my cousin Rebecca

Travelogue: Getting To Minnesota

This morning I am headed off to Minnesota (ya sure you betcha) for the annual family gathering at my folks' place. I had been planning on putting the dog into her kennel in the back seat of the Honda and driving (starting at butt-ugly early o'clock this morning) but that plan changed when my car got t-boned in a parking lot last week.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


hu•bris [hyoo-bris, hoo-]

excessive pride or self-confidence; arrogance.

1880–85; < Greek h├Żbris insolence

–Related Forms
hu•bris•tic, adjective
non•hu•bris•tic, adjective
un•hu•bris•tic, adjective

Happy birthday to my cousin Kate

Saturday, May 21, 2011

It's A Radiant Day For The Rapture

The sun rising over a lovely little lake, light mist settling over the grassy areas, the sounds of the morning, the smell of frying bacon and coffee. What could possibly go wrong on a lovely morning like this? Oh, yeah! The end of the world, that's right!

American Red Cross Founded By Clara Barton (1881)

Friday, May 20, 2011


Okay, I admit it, I am a bit of a freak as far as my tastes are concerned. I love mornings like this!

Lindbergh Transatlantic Flight Begins (1927)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Website Updates Completed

This weekend has been a bit of a wash-out as far as the weather is concerned.

May Day