Thursday, September 8, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
For our trek to what is probably our last Minnesota State Fair, Misplaced & Company decided to utilize the free Park & Ride shuttle service offered to the public.
(Tara won the "Mullet Hunter" competition with this fine specimen)
Friday, September 2, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
The book I was talking about trying to write? The outline is just about done, and I'm ready to start fleshing it out... A friend who also attended the Tehran American School at the same time my family was in Iran recently published a novel about the exploits of a Third Culture Kid called "Sons Of The Great Satan". It's a good read, and will probably give some of you insight into what makes me tick, and why I think the way I do... my past has been something that only another Third Culture Kid could understand, or relate to.
I should be heading back up to Duluth in 2 or 3 weeks for the purpose of getting the first three or four chapters finished... it seems that Duluth does for me what Maine does for Stephen King, and I plan to fully exploit whatever it is up there that dislodged whatever it was that was keeping me from writing anything GOOD.
Since I started off my return with a couple of not-so-happy articles, all I'm giving you today is the announcement that the book is finally underway, and this interesting short film:
Regular article tomorrow.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
Although the U.S. Defense Department and North American Aerospace Defense Command have speculated publicly that the unidentified contrail of a projectile soaring into the skies off the California coast – and recorded by a KCBS television crew – came from a jet and posed no security threat to the U.S., several experts are raising provocative and disturbing questions about the government's official response, reports Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin.
Two governmental military experts with extensive experience working with missiles and computer security systems have examined the television video and conclude the mysterious contrail originating some 30 miles off the coast near Los Angeles did not come from a jet – but rather, they say the exhaust and the billowing plume emanated from a single source nozzle of a missile, probably made in China.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
2. You carry dog biscuits in your purse or pocket at all times.
3. You have baby gates permanently installed at strategic places around the house, but no babies.
4. You have little songs that you sing to your dog, and she always wags when you sing, even though you can’t carry a tune.
5. You like people who like your dog. You despise people who don’t.
6. Your bedroom door has a doggie door.
7. You put an extra blanket on the bed so your dog can be comfortable.
8. Your dog owns more clothing and toys than your neighbor’s children.
9. You sign and send birthday/anniversary/Christmas cards from your dog.
10. You decide you might have kids so the dog will have playmates.
11. You talk about your dog the way other people talk about their kid.
12. You tell your relatives you aren’t coming unless the dogs are invited, too.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Buffalo Soldiers originally were members of the U.S. 10th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army, formed on September 21, 1866 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The nickname was given to the "Negro Cavalry" by the Native American tribes they fought; the term eventually became synonymous with all of the African-American regiments formed in 1866: 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiment, along with the 24th Infantry and 25th Infantry Regiments.