Monthly Archives: August 2008

Holding Goats

I nearly forgot this one.  We passed a lot of livestock on the way to Hinkley – mostly aromatic hogs.  However, my favorite were the aromatic goats.  Here, Andy holds one in the palm of his hand. Sing with me.  … Continue reading

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Sabbatical Straggler: a brief Minnesota bicycle tour

Yes, my sabbatical was over in May, but parts of it straggle on. Included in my sabbatical plan was a poorly conceived goal of taking a bicycle tour of northern Minnesota. It was my dream to bike up the North … Continue reading

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Blues in church for Blues Fest

Earlier this summer, Doug “Fingers” Maguire of Gloria Dei Lutheran in Duluth conceived the idea of a Blues Service during the annual Bayfront Blues Festival in Duluth. Sister Patti Maguire also thought it might be chance to also save the … Continue reading

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New dirty internet pictures

That’s a pile of freshly screened compost. Sorry if you were expecting something else. For about four years now, we’ve been composting yard and kitchen waste, and though you haven’t said it, I know you’ve been begging for a tour. … Continue reading

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Skunked at Bone Lake: Plan B was never so good

Scott and I set out on our annual August trip up the West Fork of the Baptism to reel in a mess of beautiful brookies, only this time Maia was coming with us (here is me in 2006 with a … Continue reading

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Maia does Locks of Love

Maia’s gorgeous head of blond hair was severely altered a few weeks ago when she decided to donate 8 inches to Locks of Love. Locks is an organization that makes wigs for cancer victims out of real hair. Her friends … Continue reading

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Vaya Con Dios, yes, but there’s still Slaloming and Double Skiing

Over the weekend, I sent my daughter off to Mexico for a semester. We were all at a family reunion near Bemidji, Celebrating my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary at Minnesota Nice Cafe. Here, Kylie and her boyfriend John rap for … Continue reading

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