Twin Cities, Minnesota Blog

NOTE: This is an archive of a blog that was originally published at

On August 10, 2004, I started this blog using Blogger so I could learn about and experiment with the medium.

I've accomplished that goal but I continue to experiment, which might explain the sometimes random nature of this blog. While I publish other blogs on Internet Marketing and the Minnesota Vikings, this one is far less focused and sometimes scatter shot.

I do talk a lot about sports because sports are always fun to talk about. I talk about various places in the Twin Cities because the Twin Cities are a wonderful place to live. I talk about video games because they're very cool, as entertainment as well as technology. I talk about politics because I'm a news and politics junkie.

And I'll pretty much talk about whatever makes it into my head, through my fingers, and past the post button.

I write because it helps me to think; the process helps me clarify my ideas by putting those ideas into words that I can see and examine.  I write because I love writing and I'm good at it and there's nothing quite as wonderful as exercising a skill at which you excel.


Senator Scott Jensen Just Blocked Me On Twitter

January 22, 2017

After a mild exchange on Twitter, my state Senator Scott Jensen blocked me from his Twitter account. I am a constituent. Read how it went down.

Macy’s Sky Room [PIC]

December 6, 2013

The food at Macy’s Sky Room is wonderful but the service is sometimes a bit iffy.

8 Panoramic Photos Of Minnesota From The 1900s [GALLERY]

July 1, 2013

At the turn of the century, photographer George R. Lawrence traveled the United States and took panoramic photos along the way, eight of them in Minnesota.

Minnesota Thanksgiving Traditions [INFOGRAPHIC]

November 20, 2012

Top Minnesota Thanksgiving traditions infographic from Neighbors, Inc.

Two Twins Championships = No Riots [PIC]

October 29, 2012

Hey San Francisco, there’s no need to riot after your Giants win a World Series Championship.

Minnesota Zombie Pub Crawl

October 1, 2012

Minnesota is the birthplace of the Zombie Pub Crawl, which has taken place every October since 2005.

LeRoy Neiman, American Impressionist

June 21, 2012

Saint Paul artist LeRoy Neimman, considered the American impressionist, died Wednesday at 91 years of age.

Minnesotans Are The Hippest

June 20, 2012

Chris Menning has conclusively demonstrated that we Minnesotans are the hippest of all.

Minnesota Is 3rd-Fastest Warming State

June 14, 2012

Minnesota is the third-fastest warming state in the Union, according to a new report by Climate Central.

Free Buffalo Mozzarella Upgrade Coupon For Punch Pizza

May 14, 2012

Punch Pizza is offering a free upgrade to top off your pizza with buffalo mozzarella from May 14 to May 20, 2012.