Archive for July, 2010

High Winds

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Last night the Twins and White Sox played a well-pitched game at Target Field, with the Twins picking up a 3-2 win in less than 2 hours. That was important, because not too long after the game ended, strong winds swept into the metro from the northwest. Some tornadic activity was observed and when we […]


Saturday, July 17th, 2010

I was up in Blaine again this morning for playoff action in the USA Cup. The games were all semi-finals, and included teams from Sweden, the Yukon, Puerto Rico, Saskatchewan and Ontario. Some photos from today can be found here on the web.


Friday, July 16th, 2010

I was up in Blaine this morning for first round playoff action in the USA Cup. Some photos from today can be found here on the web.

Osprey Banding

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Last night I went over to Charley Lake to watch the annual osprey banding. There is an osprey nest at Charley Lake, the nest sitting on a platform attached to the top of a “telephone” pole. The idea behind the banding is that folks with the technical expertise get there at the proper time of […]


Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Today was the first day of the USA Cup Weekend, which is an event that is something of a warm up for the USA Cup (which will be played next week). The USA Cup is the largest youth soccer tournament in the US, and is held not too far from our house up in Blaine. […]


Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

I recently finished reading a pair of books on the Comanches that Pat had given me: “The Comanche Empire” by Pekka Hamalainen “Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History” by S. C. Gwynne This was really fascinating material. The […]