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.


Young Adult by Diablo Cody

December 28, 2011

Charlize Theron’s performance in Diablo Cody’s Young Adult is fantastic, which I expected. I didn’t expect, however, to see that it was shot in Minneapolis.

Sweet Martha’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sweet Martha’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

August 25, 2011

Every year I make at least one trip to the Minnesota State Fair to get a bucket or two of Sweet Martha’s Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Jim Thome Hits 598th Home Run

August 5, 2011

Minnesota Twins slugger Jim Thome’s 598th carer home run was about the only highlight in last night’s dismal 7-1 loss to the Angels.

FLASHBACK: Jason DeRusha Reports On 35W Bridge Collapse

August 1, 2011

WCCO TV reporter Jason DeRusha’s coverage of the 35W bridge collapse tragedy that occurred four years ago today.


July 24, 2011

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Marcus & Michele Bachmann Solve Marriage

Marcus & Michele Bachmann Solve Marriage

July 19, 2011

What makes Marcus and Michele Bachmann so virulently anti-gay? The truth hurts.

Fan Video: Jim Thome’s 490 Foot, 596th Home Run Blast

Fan Video: Jim Thome’s 490 Foot, 596th Home Run Blast

July 19, 2011

Some fan caught the entire at-bat of Jim Thome’s crushing 490 foot, 596th home run at Target Field.

Best Twins Highlight This Year: Ben Revere’s Somersault Triple

July 18, 2011

Minnesota Twins centerfielder Ben Revere kicks it into high gear and takes a tumble on his way to third base.

We’re Number 12!!!

July 11, 2011

According to a Harris Interactive poll, your Minnesota Twins are the 12th most popular team in Major League Baseball. They are first, of course, in our hearts.

RIP: Minnesota State Government Shutdown

July 2, 2011

Minnesota Government Shutdown: I’m flying our Minnesota state flag at half-mast in symbolic mourning for the death of our government.