Monthly Archives: May 2016

Memorial Day, 2016

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Happy 75th Bob Dylan

Yesterday it was Bob Dylan’s 75th birthday. We spent a good deal of it driving back roads, billowing up clouds of dust between Tioga and our farm. Mike Olson (http://www.prairiepublic.org/radio/roots-rock-and-jazz), the afternoon dj on Prairie Public Radio was playing deep … Continue reading

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The Future…and Past…of Music

North Dakota native Chuck Klosterman did a piece today for NY Times Magazine that poses this quandary: Which Rock Star Will Historians of the Future Remember? “I imagine a college classroom in 300 years, in which a hip instructor is … Continue reading

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Caturday – Out of Wind

The wind is chugging along at about thirty mph today and this is one outdoor warrior that’s had enough. Daniel has roughed up what was a neat, folded blanket until it met the level of disarray that he’s comfortable with … Continue reading

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Another Kind of Opening Day

Yesterday was our opening day of the grilling season. I found charcoal on sale for $5 a bag, there was no wind with temps in the upper 70s, and I got some fresh burger from our local meat market. Time … Continue reading

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Independence Day!

  Well, Independence Day for my ancestral lands anyway. It’s not one of those drunken holidays. We’re too Lutheran for that. The main excitement around here is that it’s the day that tickets for the Norsk Høstfest go on sale. Remember … Continue reading

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Rule #1: Don’t Be Evil

Apple is causing a bit of an uproar again: Apple Stole My Music. No, Seriously. Keep in mind that Apple (though they’re not exclusive to this kind of language) inserts this lovely paragraph into its user agreements. You know, that thing … Continue reading

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