Monthly Archives: January 2011

Osseo

Michael and I drove up to Osseo today to meet Jay and Helen, and bring Helen back to the Dells on her way to Chicago. She and Peter are headed to Chicago on Monday morning, where they’ll be working to … Continue reading

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8036 days …

… one day at a time.

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Speaking of fantasy …

Michele Bachmann had her presidential-candidate coming out party in Iowa over the weekend, and it was a doozy. While acknowledging that slavery was an “evil” and “scourge” and “stain on our history”, Bachman went on to say: “But we also … Continue reading

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Mirror Lake

Debbie takes me for a walk every once in a while. It is a time to catch up and talk. We usually walk over to the river, but we decided to go to Mirror Lake today, in light of the … Continue reading

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Cold

We’ve been having our January cold snap this week — lows below fifteen below and highs around zero. This year, cold as it is, doesn’t look like it is going to be as cold or as sustained as it has … Continue reading

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GOP is the new gay?

I’ve been reading a lot lately about how the GOP has moved on from “faggot, faggot” under the new Tea Party regime. It seems like every Republican apologist in sight is proclaiming that Republicans “don’t give a damn” about gay … Continue reading

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Cats are REALLY annoying …

The cats, Sundance and Cassidy, are feeling cooped up. When the weather is like this, they don’t go outside much. They are acting just like little kids who can’t go outside — prowling, whining, pestering, demanding, and generally being really … Continue reading

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Blessed be the ties that bind …

I spent the day over at the railroad. Dick and I met up early to remove the weekend’s snow — about eight inches, all told — and finished up around 11 am. Then came the interesting part of the day. … Continue reading

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Lee Van Cleef I am not

I picked up the pistol last night, cleaned and oiled it, and got familiar with it. Peter and I put a hundred or so rounds through it this afternoon, testing and checking. The action is clean and smooth, the weight … Continue reading

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Right on schedule …

… the new pistol showed up at Gander Mountain. I drove down this afternoon and filled out the paperwork. I’ll pick it up on Saturday night if my sense of humor permits — a Saturday night special it is not … Continue reading

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