A Dynamite Day

OK, now I've officially had a first full week of work, and my impression of the new job has only gotten better. There is so much fun and variety there! I went out into the community one day to interview the director of a local United Way reading program for an upcoming story. My supervisor … Continue reading A Dynamite Day

Week One Done

My first "week" at the new job is now in the can and I am loving every minute of it! I put week in parentheses because it was actually three days, but starting on a Wednesday had its perks. Namely the preceding long weekend. More on the job in a second. I wanted to take … Continue reading Week One Done

An Ode to Doris

I have become obsessed with learning all I can about the woman whose house we are buying. Fortunately, in this day and age, info is pretty easy to come by. Googling her name brought up her obituary and a whole lot of info. Here's what we know: Doris was 79 when she passed away on … Continue reading An Ode to Doris

Lenny Kravitz: Good Luck Charm

If it seems like I'm posting more often than usual these days, that's because I'm posting more often than usual these days. What can I say? There is a lot going on in my life and I want to record it all for posterity. Plus, I've had lots of requests for house pics, so there … Continue reading Lenny Kravitz: Good Luck Charm

Dakota Thunder vs. Salem Sue

North Dakota is weird. Don't get me wrong. I like weird! I'm the guy who drove miles out of his way to check out Carhenge, after all. I'm simply making an observation. If you're wondering what makes North Dakota weird, let's start with the state's odd obsession with giant animals. During our weekend visit, we … Continue reading Dakota Thunder vs. Salem Sue

“Cue the Deer!”

Have you ever seen the movie "Funny Farm" starring Chevy Chase? It's a 1988 comedy about a NYC sportswriter who moves to a small town in Vermont to pursue his dream of writing a novel. Andy Farmer and his wife, Elizabeth, have a difficult time fitting in with the oddball locals, and eventually decide to … Continue reading “Cue the Deer!”

May Day (South Dakota-style)

Happy May Day from South Dakota! Yes, that photo was taken today. Its' been quite a snowy couple of days. 5" of heavy, wet snow on Tuesday, and several more inches today. They say that Rapid City has now recorded its 4th-snowiest winter of all time. To that I say...umm, winter ended about 40 days … Continue reading May Day (South Dakota-style)