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.


Minnesota Inhalant Abuse PSA

Minnesota Inhalant Abuse

May 13, 2011

Minnesota Twins pitcher Glen Perkins discusses inhalant abuse in Minnesota and how parents can learn about the prevalance and dangers of inhalant abuse.

Minneapolis: The New Gayness

May 11, 2011

The Daily Show explains how Minneapolis dethroned San Fransisco as the gay capital of America.

Young Republican Opposes Minnesota Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Young Republican Opposes Minnesota Same-Sex Marriage Ban

May 3, 2011

Madeline Koch, a friend and former colleague of mine, testified recently in opposition to SF 1308 in the Minnesota state Senate, a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage in Minnesota.

Light Rail

April 27, 2011

I admit to being highly skeptical that light rail would work in the Twin Cities.

Sharing A Body: An Inspiring Story From Carver County

Sharing A Body: An Inspiring Story From Carver County

April 24, 2011

Abigail “Abby” Loraine Hensel and Brittany “Britty” Lee Hensel are highly symmetric dicephalic parapagus conjoined twins.

Chocolate-Covered Coffee Beans Are The Best!

April 23, 2011

This is why I prefer Caribou Coffee over Starbucks: Chocolate-covered coffee beans!

Minnesota Author: Ethan Rutherford

April 17, 2011

Ethan Rutherford is a fiction writer who lives in Minneapolis and teaches writing and literature at Macalester College.

This Weekend: Minneapolis Institute Of Arts Print & Drawing Fair

April 15, 2011

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts his holding their 18th annual Print and Drawing Fair this weekend.

Half Off Stadium Village Punch Pizzas On Weekends Through April

Half Off Stadium Village Punch Pizzas On Weekends Through April

April 9, 2011

Punch Pizza is offering half-off pizzas on Saturdays and Sundays through April at their Stadium Village restaurant.

Born To Be Wild 3D

Born To Be Wild 3D

April 6, 2011

Born To Be Wild 3D documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them—saving endangered species one life at a time.