Archive for November, 2010

Carolina Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Pat and I just got back from a wonderful to trip to see Greg and Sarah in Columbia, South Carolina. On the trip we not only got to spend time with Greg and Sarah, and their wonderful dog Moses, but we also got to do a bunch of other things. These included going to a […]


Monday, November 29th, 2010

Pat and I have spent the last week or so with Greg and Sarah in Columbia, South Carolina. While we were here, Greg suggested that I might enjoy reading the book Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity by David Foster Wallace. This is one of those popular technical books, one that contains more […]

Ski Black Oak

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

I got up early this morning in the hopes of photographing another international bandy game. But, I was only going to go if the sun was shining. This would have been an unlikely turn of events, since the prediction had been for clouds this morning. Seeing a cloudy sky, I went back to sleep. When […]

International Bandy

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

Late this afternoon I went down to Roseville to photograph a bandy match between the US and Canadian national teams. The US was up 1-0 at halftime on their way to a 4-0 win. Interesting game to photograph. Some shots from today’s game are on the web here.

Frankly, I Had No Idea

Friday, November 19th, 2010

A recent entry in my Dave Barry daily calendar included the following: According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more Americans die every year from eating improperly cooked turkey than were killed in the entire Peloponnesian War.” When one comes to understand that the Peloponnesian War is divided by historians into 3 phases, and it […]

Hoping for Winter

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Now that temperatures are frequently below freezing, work has commenced to put in the ice at the North Oaks rinks. More concretely, water is being sprayed on the rinks in the belief that the temperatures will be largely below freezing so that ice will form. When Hana and I went out on some errands today, […]


Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Today Hana and I hiked around Pleasant Lake. The Pleasant Lake trail is surprisingly free of snow, given the storm we had over the weekend. We saw the usual waterfowl on the lake – coots, ducks, geese. We saw a pair of bald eagles circling over the lake and over a hundred geese on the […]

The Thirty-Nine Steps

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Last night Pat and I went to the Guthrie to see a performance of The Thirty-Nine Steps. This was a highly entertaining performance, based not only on the book of the same name by John Buchan but also on the Alfred Hitchcock film of the same name. All of this was adapted for the stage […]

Sweating Early in the Season

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Today I went down to skate on the speed skating oval in Roseville. This is the earliest in the season I’ve ever been down there to skate – they just opened on Friday. Typically I wait until mid December before starting to skate there, but it was a nice day (i.e., no wind) that was […]

Winter Is Here

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

It started snowing in the middle of the night, and we might end up with 5-6 inches before this storm passes on through. Unfortunately, we didn’t begin the season with the nice, light, fluffy snow from an Alberta Clipper. No, we got wet, heavy snow. But, it had to start sometime, and I shrewdly got […]