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.


Active Twin Citizens

June 30, 2011

According to a new ranking by Men’s Health, Minneapolis is the 10th most active city in the nation and Saint Paul is the 13th. Boo-yah!

Certified Escort Vehicle?

June 25, 2011

I recently spotted a New York State Certified Escort Vehicle in downtown Minneapolis. What, exactly is a Certified Escort Vehicle? Who or what do they escort?

Miss Minnesota Believes Evolution Should Be Taught

Miss Minnesota Believes Evolution Should Be Taught

June 23, 2011

Miss Minnesota, Brittany Thelemann, believes evolution should be taught in school. Good for her!

Circle Me, Bert!

June 22, 2011

Hall of Fame pitcher Bert Blyleven, a former Minnesota Twins pitcher and their current television color commentator had a habit of circling fans on screen. And fans, of course, have reacted by bringing Circle Me, Bert! signs to the ballpark.

Putting the Sun To Work For Minnesota

VIDEO CONTEST: Putting the Sun To Work For Minnesota

June 21, 2011

Environment Minnesota is hosting a short film contest about what solar power can do for Minnesota. Cash prizes of up to $1500.

Pawlenty’s Debate Performance Skewered By Colbert

June 19, 2011

This is pretty funny. Stephen Colbert lampoons Tim Pawlenty’s GOP debate performance.

Father’s Day Grilling Tips

June 19, 2011

Steak and grilling tips for novices for preparing that Father’s Day meal from Jo Bender of No Name Steaks.

Minnesota Government Shutdown

Minnesota Government Shutdown

June 18, 2011

This video features parents and grandparents and the caregivers who assist them twenty-four hours a day sharing their feelings on funding for older adult services in the face of a potential Minnesota government shutdown.

We’re The 13th Least Stressed!

June 16, 2011

According to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, Minnesota is the 13th least-stressed state. Good for us!

Where We Take Photos In Minnesota

June 15, 2011

This map is courtesy of Flickr, who mashed together their inventory of geotagged photos by users who live in Minnesota and those who do not.