Monthly Archives: June 2008

Fireworks Safety

The North Dakota Department of Health offers the following safety tips for handling fireworks: Read and follow all warnings and instructions. Be sure other people are out of range before lighting fireworks. Light fireworks only on a smooth, flat surface … Continue reading

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Chocolate Covered Bacon

Leave it to those clever folks at the Minnesota State Fair. Each year they to come up with something new and cholesterol-inducing for us to enjoy "on a stick." Last year it was Hotdish on a Stick. Later this summer … Continue reading

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George Carlin

George Carlin1937 – 2008

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Any show that opens with Peggy Lee’s "Why Don’t You Do Right" is just fine with me. I saw the rundown the other day and "Airwaves" does just that. "Airwaves" is a musical/variety/comedy show you can see Tuesday night at … Continue reading

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Solstice Special

Ginny and I celebrated the Summer Solstice in style this year with a train ride from Grand Forks to Crookston and back last night. Impossible, you say? Normally, yes. We were invited to ride along on the 2008 BNSF Railway … Continue reading

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Upward Bound

A handsome group (with one possible exception) of Upward Bound students at UND this summer. They toured the station yesterday. Later this summer–Valley Fair!


Summer ’08

A few (very) random notes on summer ’08, so far: *For the first time in 115 years, there will be no carnival rides at the Pembina County Fair at Hamilton, North Dakota. So reports USA Today this week. The reason … Continue reading

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Tower Trouble

Bad news for my favorite building in the world–the Capitol Records tower in Hollywood. According to the Los Angeles Times, developers are planning to build a 16-story condo complex and a 242-car underground parking garage that would end up being … Continue reading

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De-bouch  verb (used without object) 1. to march out from a narrow or confined place into open country, as a body of troops: The platoon debouched from the defile into the plain. 2. Physical Geography. a. to emerge from … Continue reading


Northern Valley Honor Flight

We recorded the narration today for a message I hope your company or organization will be seeing soon. It’s a video to raise interest in the Northern Valley Honor Flight. You may have heard about Honor Flight. Its mission is … Continue reading

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