Archive for June, 2009

Back to the 50’s

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

Today I was over at the State Fairgrounds for the Back to the 50’s street rod show, sponsored by the Minnesota Street Rod Association. In recent years, they have had more than 13,000 vehicles. Due to the economy, this year the total might be more like 11,000. Trust me, each of those totals are vastly […]


Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

I recently finished reading the book 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann. The basic point of the book is that the pre-Columbian population in the New World was much larger than commonly appreciated and did not sit lightly on the land. The diseases spread by the European explorers meant […]

More News Coverage on Doug Stuart

Monday, June 15th, 2009

On June 7, the Idaho State Journal newspaper in Pocatello ran a major story on Doug’s recovery from his bike accident. Now on the newspaper’s website, they have a multimedia presentation from Doug’s participation in a 5K walk. You can get to the presentation from here. Click on Miracle miles under Galleries.

Big News from San Diego

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Pat and I were in San Diego this weekend to see Greg get his doctorate from UC San Diego. In addition, he and Sarah got engaged. Major developments!!

Stuarts and Pavement

Monday, June 8th, 2009

On Saturday, my brother Doug Stuart walked in a 5K in Pocatello, Idaho. This was a noteworthy event because last October he was lying on the road in Pocatello, paralyzed from the chest down due to a bicycle accident. On Sunday the Pocatello paper had a big article about Doug’s recovery and participation in the […]

The Great North Oaks Get Together

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

Last year North Oaks did not have its Community Fair. This year they kicked off a slightly different event, The Great North Oaks Get Together. We had been having a drought, and the rain hadn’t begun at the start of the 10K race around Pleasant Lake this morning. But, a few drops fell during the […]