Category Archives: Matthew

Tidbits from their travels.

Elder Son, who speaks neither German nor Norwegian: When I spoke in English to someone in Germany, they looked at me with a look as if someone had just asked them to recite the process to solve a quadratic equation … Continue reading

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My sons are traveling…together.

These are the same two sons who did not speak a civil word to each other until they were both out of high school. As an only child, I was unfamiliar with the ways of siblings: is this typical? Anyway, … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Matthew*!

  Happy birthday, Matthew!  * aka Younger Son.

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Well, that hiatus didn’t last very long.

SUPERBOWL WEEK IN MINNEAPOLIS as photographed by Younger Son Nicollet Mall earlier in the week as viewed from a skyway. Note the complete lack of snow, except for around the base of the ice sculpture.  Canine security at Mall of … Continue reading

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My Swiss heritage.

My great-grandfather Mike emigrated from Switzerland to Goodhue County in southern Minnesota with several of his older brothers in the mid-nineteenth century. Mike was twelve years old, the youngest of the brothers. One brother became a traveling preacher with a … Continue reading

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The eclipse of 2017: one Kat’s™ experience.

I left home on Saturday afternoon for my eclipse adventure. First stop: Minneapolis, where I would spend the night and leave for southern Illinois on Sunday morning with Younger Son. I’m pretty sure this was totality. There were, of course, … Continue reading

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How it was done back in the day.

This is the bike crossing at Nine Mile Creek in the southern suburbs of Minneapolis. Spanning the creek are two ropes which run through eyelets on either side of the raft, thus keeping it in its *lane*. There is also … Continue reading

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Graduation #6*.

Elder Son graduated from his family medicine residency last weekend on Smokey’s birthday. Younger Son went with us to Sioux Falls to observe and celebrate. That evening we went to a Brazilian steakhouse for the traditional celebratory dinner. Neither Smokey … Continue reading

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Our hero.

Younger Son having fun with his camera and imagination.

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We are all over the media this week!

I’m sure many of you have seen Melissa McCarthy’s Sean Spicer skit on last night’s Saturday Night Live. As good as it was — and it was FABULOUS!!! — I actually clapped at 5:00 when she said Moose-lims and pulled … Continue reading

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