Monthly Archives: June 2011

Mark Twain In The 21st Century

“Supposing is good, but finding out is better.” – from Mark Twain’s Autobiography I have a very strong hunch that Samuel Langhorne Clemens would love the new media.  I’m sure he’d be all caught up in the Internet.  I can … Continue reading

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True?

It’s a nebulous, subjective word.  True.  It’s an adjective related to the word “truth”. Truth is sticky too.  Almost everyone has their own take on the truth.  The truth is a noun, more solid, apparently less nebulous than the word … Continue reading

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Triggering Anger

As much as I would prefer to deny it, the United States has become an anger based nation. I don’t mean a little bit of anger or a few moments of blowing off some steam. I mean anger has become … Continue reading

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At White Bear Lake

What a crazy afternoon for three teenaged boys!  It was August of 1971 a few days before my 19th birthday.  My pals Martin and James had been riding with me to Minnesota for a few days of summertime escape.  James … Continue reading

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Fathers’ Day 2011

Unless you were cloned, you had a father.  Most of us were fortunate enough to grow up with a father.  Some of us experienced a home life without a father, but still had a father-figure we could count on.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Untested Systems

Like it or not, most of us will be affected in some ways by global climate change. As the situation becomes more serious and less of a political divide, we will be encountering new situations and problems. Some of them … Continue reading

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Oh Deer! …Floral Friday

About the only times we give much thought to deer are when some kid brings up the subject of Bambi, or if one bounds out of the ditch on the highway in front of our direction of travel.  These large, … Continue reading

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