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RIP Roy Clark

  It’s a bit odd that I pay my respects to a country artist but me and Roy go back quite far. You might say we have a history. There was a time when rural TV stations would run the … Continue reading

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I’m Glaring at Your Red Rockets

The Fourth of July is always nerve-wracking for our dogs. Merry, the chihuahua, is tremulous by design. She is so frightened of thunderstorms that she reacts to changes in barometric pressure or a few raindrops. Pippin, a Corgi/Pomeranian cross, is … Continue reading

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Objects May Be Larger Than They Appear

Add another item to the list of wildlife that has returned to North Dakota. Yup, the Wapiti have returned. I’m now driving bus MWF mornings so we can take some miles off another driver’s route. He was booking over 80 … Continue reading

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A Short Climb Up a Sandstone Peak

A dear friend of ours from the Twin Cities visited us this weekend. She was on her way to Seattle via the Amtrak legend The Empire Builder. Because she’s never seen this part of the world Carjo insisted we make … Continue reading

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Sun Dogs and Homesteaders

The above is what we call “sun dogs”. The phrase goes back to at least the sixteenth century and it’s used to describe a halo that appears 20 degrees off the sun. We tend to see them on clear days … Continue reading

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A Previous History of Disorganization

I am not a member of any organized party — I am a Democrat. – Will Rogers Last week Warren Beatty’s Reds was on Turner Classic Movies. I don’t think I’ve seen it since the 80s. I do remember seeing it in … Continue reading

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Moving Towards Respectability

The beer fridge has been in a serious state of decline this last year. There’s been far too many weeks where there was nothing other than Coke Zero in that fridge. Money has been an issue and a lack of … 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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Tire and Testicles…Again

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/04/absurd-primacy-of-the-car-in-american-life/476346/?google_editors_picks=true Above is a piece from The Atlantic on the place of cars in American life and the sheer absurdity of it all. A user posted it on Metafilter and it was off to the races with members kvetching on … Continue reading

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Waiting for My Force to Awaken

To catch new movies we are pretty much reliant on the movie theater in nearby Tioga. It’s a small volunteer-run theater and they have a spotty record with showing the movies I want to see. The last two weekends in … Continue reading

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