Archive for the 'Friends' Category

Boston Bobby

Saturday, December 25th, 2010

For Christmas Fabby sent me a bobble body, depicting Bobby Orr’s Stanley Cup winning overtime goal from 1970. Just as Bobby was shooting the puck past legendary goalie Glenn Hall to clinch the cup, he was tripped by Blues defenseman Noel Picard, sending Bobby flying through the air, where an alert photographer captured an iconic […]

Visit to the Farm

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Yesterday Pat, Hana and I drove over to Wisconsin to visit the Strack’s farm. Otto and Andrine have made massive amounts of progress on their house since we were last there a few years ago, though the work is not yet totally done. The setting continues to be really attractive and the house is becoming […]

I Kill Me

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Tonight Pat and I were over at the University Club in St. Paul for the marriage of Christa Beverlin and Paul Potter. During the cocktail hour, Dr. Beverlin came by and said something that sounded like, “I’m looking for my wife.” Pat replied, “She’s right over there,” and Dr. Beverlin responded, “No, not my wife, […]

Fall Travel

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Pat and I recently got back from a really nice three-part vacation: A visit to Dave and Ashley in England, with a side trip to Wales. A short visit to London, which included a night at the theater to see “War Horse”. A stop over in Boston to see the Lang-Browns and the Fabianos. This […]

Wedding in Jackson Hole

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Pat and I just got back from the wedding of Greg and Sarah in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It was a great wedding. There were a few minor concerns about the weather, but none of the threats turned into anything serious. Here are a few snapshots from the trip:

12 Years & 8 Hours

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

There was a tornado in this area in 1997. We didn’t have any serious damage on our property, but there was real damage quite close by. The major impact on us was that we were without power for 4-5 days. After a bit I realized that my trusty, little electric chain saw would be useless […]

Spring Activities

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Last night it snowed an inch or two, but this didn’t stop Hana and myself from getting in a 9-mile hike this morning. Nor did the snow stop Otto Strack, a neighbor of ours, from getting out to ride his mountain bike on the trails of North Oaks. And, as these pictures indicate, last night’s […]

Semi-Random Thoughts on a Recent Trip

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Pat and I just got back from a trip. We flew to Miami, then drove down to Key West to spend a few days with our friends Bob and Susan. Great friends, great conversation, great food. While we were in Key West, they were having the 18th Annual Kelly McGillis Classic, a women’s touch football […]

The Pitts

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Pat and I just got back from visiting the Pitts in Preeceville, Saskatchewan. It is an 800 mile drive, each way, so this was not a causal undertaking. But, they are now much closer than when they lived in British Columbia. While we were spending 5 days with them, I took very few photos, but […]