Category Archives: Matthew

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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Found on Facebook.

Judging by Younger Son’s hair color and his companion, who was one of our renters back in the day, this was taken about 2010. I guess they were making dinner together…

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YS in Miami.

YS was on a flying trip to Miami a few weeks ago to install four petabytes of data storage at the Miami convention center, which was being renovated. Doesn’t he look official?  

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Bulleting.

Scattered thought and occurrences. (Apropos of this post title) We liberals are gonna feel pretty damned silly when we realize that the only people with guns are the while supremicists. I was almost a part of history, but my schedule … Continue reading

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So I went to Vogue Knitting LIVE in Minneapolis.

Do I have photos?  No. Did I buy fantastic quantities of fabulous yarns? No. Well, what did I do, then? I took three morning classes. After my brain melted and drained out my ears halfway through the afternoon class at Yarnover … Continue reading

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