Folks cheer while a beer sits on the table at a brewery taproom

My Mother-in-Law’s Day-Drinking Tour 2016: From St. Paul and Over the St. Croix

Remember how innocent the first one was? It was just my mother-in-law and I, "beerin'" around Hudson for eight hours or so. We liked beers, we disliked beers, we overate, maybe we slurred words a bit,...
A campfire during autumn in Newport, Minnesota

My Website is So Much Better Now That I Wrecked It!

When my four-day weekend came for President’s Day, I scaled the highest snowbank in sight and declared “I am doing nothing this weekend!” I was going to loaf on the couch. I was going...
A woman shows off her salmon mounted on a wall

The Thirsty Salmon: How a Big Catch on the Kenai Helped Build a Christmas...

The woman who brought pizza dip to this holiday party asks me what I think of it and I blurt out “I love you!” as a response. And so ends my self-pledge to go easy...

Cake is the Answer, No Matter the Question

My mother tried to tell me a couple of days ago that birthdays carry less relevance as one advances in age. I responded with ... a sound. It was kind of a hum, kind of an "eh,"...

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