Archive for November, 2008

Pack Skating

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

When I noticed that the sun had come out this morning, I went down to Roseville and photographed some of the speedskating meet at the OVAL. Better photos from today can be seen here.

Change of Venue

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

In October my brother Doug had a bicycle accident in Pocatello, Idaho. He was taken by helicopter to the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, where he spent a month and had two operations on his neck. Earlier this week he went back to Pocatello, to begin working on rehabilitation at the Portneuf […]

Mixed-Gender Hockey

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

This winter the women’s USA hockey team is training in the Twin Cities. Besides playing various college teams, they also play in a men’s elite no-check league at the Schwan’s Super Rink. I went out there last night to photograph their game against the Lumberjacks. Team USA battled back from a 2-goal deficit to get […]

Nocebo Effect

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Melinda Beck had a fascinating column in the Health Journal portion of today’s Wall Street Journal. Her column focused on the nocebo effect – the propensity of patients to display various symptoms after being told that these symptoms could occur based on the treatment they are receiving. Basically, you read the warning labels on drugs […]

And This Little Piggy Starred in a Movie

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

This Saturday the University of Minnesota winds up the regular season with a Big 10 football game against Iowa. This game is played for a trophy, a trophy of a pig, Floyd of Rosedale. This morning the Minneapolis Star Tribune had a story about the origin of the trophy. When the game between the two […]

Bandy, International Style

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

This morning I went down to Roseville to photograph a men’s bandy game between the United States and Canada. It began snowing during the first half, and I called it quits at halftime with the US leading 4-1. Some shots from this morning can be seen on the web here.

Cyclocross State Championships

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

This afternoon I went over to Crystal to photograph the Minnesota State Cyclocross Championships. The weather had a chance of being nasty, but the day turned out quite nice – temperature above freezing, no snow, a lot of sunshine and wind that wasn’t all that bad. Better photos from today can be seen at my […]

Photos.StuartPeak.net Updated

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

This fall I photographed quite a bit of football – 15 games actually. Thus, it seemed reasonable that football should have its own section on my photos web site, just the way bike racing does. So, today I updated the site. If you have absolutely nothing else to do, take a look.

Conservative Intellectual Tradition in Tatters

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

On Saturday, Mark Lilla had a column in the Wall Street Journal titled “The Perils of ‘Populist Chic’”. In the column he argued that the conservative movement had been ascendant in America for 40 years because it had been intellectual ascendant. Out of that tradition arose a series of conservative intellectuals (e.g., William F. Buckley, […]

Cyclocross at the Velodrome

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

Having just returned from spending several weeks with brother in Idaho as he recuperates from his bicycle accident, I went out to Blaine this afternoon where they were having some cyclocross races on the site of the velodrome. The temperatures were right around freezing, and the wind was blowing pretty good, so it was basically […]