Sites From the Internet’s Dusty Corners

Up until my late teens, I spent at least a week a year in a town that I affectionately referred to as the “armpit of civilization”–Sioux Falls, South Dakota. At the time, it was a medium-sized town, trying desperately to become something much bigger and better, while still maintaining some of that small-town feel. Plus, […]


Ah, election night. It’s always been a big deal, but back in my youth, it was a lot of fun and quite an experience.   You see, ages ago, in 1976, actually, my mom, in her deep wisdom, signed me up to help her work at the election headquarters for Minneapolis.   Back then, voters […]


It was announced this evening that Hannah has a boyfriend. Now, outside of the fact that when asked, she said she had no idea what that means, and the fact that this apparently was declared by someone outside of Hannah or the boyfriend in question, it suddenly hit me in that way apparently that only […]

Of Tricking Gone By

Next time I see my sister, I’m going to have to compare notes on Halloween when we were kids.   Monday night, I was sitting here in the living room, watching the girls sort, divide, and distribute their candy. I’m pretty sure all kids who partake in the trick-or-treat ritual do the same thing, eliminating […]

Wisdom of the ages

It’s Father’s Day on Sunday, and my crew and I will head off to a big family gathering to spend Father’s Day with my Grandfather, and, coincidentally, my own dad will be there, too. I’ve said it before, and I’m sure I’ll keep saying it, but growing up and growing older really does give you […]

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