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Shingles anyone?

It’s true. I am over 50. In fact, I am over 60. And I had the unfortunate displeasure of coming down a case of the shingles. That is the chicken pox virus that has lays dormant for decades after an individual has chicken pox as a child. The symptoms started back towards the end of […]

The Earl and Prine

No one can tell a story like John Prine in a song. I had the pleasure of seeing him play at the Earl of Old Town in Chicago where other great folk artists played from Odessa to Steve Goodman, Jim Post, The Holstein brothers, Bonny Koloc and many many more played. I was just 17 […]

A Dog’s Lifetime

That’s it. I figure that is all I have left: A dog’s lifetime. I just turned 64 and if I am lucky I might live another 20 years to the ripe old age of 84. But that would be about what I would expect as a very good and long life expectancy of a… dog […]

Civil Unrest

Perhaps it was too much to ask of the leftists who call themselves Democrats, liberals and progressives. When in reality they act more like communists with escalating calls for violence and actual violence in their protests. Trump took office on 1/20/2017 and only 11 days into his Presidency we have a small contingent of the […]

On Peaceful Transfer of Power- Uniquely America

Watched the entire inauguration with Sue this morning. What a great day and a great ceremony. “Uniquely America” is the theme for the inaugural. And it is fitting. We are one of only a handful of nations on the face of the Earth that transfers power without bloodshed. And we’ve been doing it the longest. […]

Make Your Laptop Great Again!

So my old Gateway laptop running Windows 7 would take forever to boot up. I didn’t have many programs on it and don’t use it all that much. But having installed a new Linux (Ubuntu) server which is all command line without any graphical interface, I was excited to install and try out the desktop […]

Must be a record low we hit at 6:30am

We did it! -26 at 6:30am and I am headed out to breakfast at Legion Post1776. Brrrrrrr… Be safe – and read up on our winter survival tips.

In for a cold time tonight!

The temperature is heading down to a real temp. of -20 tonight with wind chills approaching -40. It’s going to be cold is an understatement. Living in a cold state like Minnesota we get accustomed to weather extremes. We’ll be hunkered down tomorrow and we keep travel to a minimum. If we do go out […]

A great time of the year to unwind!

Sitting at my desk. House is quiet. The grandson and Grandma’ Sue must have fallen to sleep as Sue was putting Thomas to sleep by reading Thomas his book. I’m warm and toasty. Sitting in my easy chair/desk chair drifting in and out of sleep as the cats take their turns waking me by jumping […]