My Recent Ramblings
Now is not the time to be passive. Our democracy depends on it.read more
Here are some selected shots from our rafting trip down the Chama River in New Mexico. Note: I was getting used to using my GoPro in a sporty way so these may not be the best, but I had a blast rafting! Videos from the rafting trip and more trip pictures to come...read more
Y or N?read more
Talk about why people should support your candidate and not why the other candidates suck. Check the methodology and dates for all polls. If the methodology is crap, so are the results. Don’t reward bad polls. And don’t make bombastic claims based on those bad...read more
I asked the reverend once, “What are we supposed to do in the face of so much senseless pain?” And he said to me, “What else can we do but take what seems meaningless and try to make something meaningful from it?”
I asked the reverend once, "What are we supposed to do in the face of so much senseless pain?" And he said to me, "What else can we do but take what seems meaningless and try to make something meaningful from it?"read more
Note: My thoughts and conclusions posted here are not meant to be accusations or proof of anything. It is just my analysis of what information is out there. I know that some may not believe that NGP is being accurate in what they are saying or that there is some...read more
So, at this point everyone should have heard about the data issue that happened involving the the Democrats running for President. However, there seems to be a lot of misinformation floating around out there about what happened, along with people just having no...read more
There’s a lot going on in the world right now – with the bad out shadowing the good. I have a lot of thoughts and feelings going through my mind, but at this time I am unable to translate them into something coherent. Since my own words are lacking, I am going to share some words from President Bartlet from one of the greatest episodes of TV ever.read more
Author's note: This is part of a series of posts by on this. The earlier posts can be found on Facebook here, here, here, and here. Due to the fact that there are minors featured in the pictures discussed in this post, I have blurred their faces to protect their...read more
Well, thanks to Sara Bareilles, I can offer a small glimpse of what types of thoughts go through my head when I have to meet new people, or really just interact with people in general.read more
Now this post has been a long time coming, and I’m sure that I’ll have second thoughts after it is posted and be tempted to take it down and run away.read more
Here are a few things that I wish the Minnesota Legislature would just do already. Not because they are popular. Not because they are easy. But because they are the decent thing to do. 1. Housing for all. 5 Cities and States That Are Ending Homelessness...read more
I received an email today from the Minnesota Republican Party encouraging me to contact my legislator to encourage them to support the Student Safety and Physical Privacy Act (HF 1546). Now, I’m used to being on the opposite side of the Minnesota Republican Party (MnGOP) on most things. However, I am not used to their logic being so just. . .nonsensical that it makes me head hurt and inspires me to write a blog post. Well, congrats MnGOP, today you did just that.read more
Here are some cameraphone #protips to kick off 2015. You can thank me later.read more
It’s summer in Minnesota – finally! The sun is shining. I can drive with my windows down and the sunroof open. I can hangout in my backyard and not *have* to have a fire going.
I am happy.read more
So, I’ve decided to try doing yoga.
There are a variety of reasons why, and I know how helpful stretching is for me and my back so I figured why not.read more
Right now I am, for lack of a better world, struggling. I feel as if everything is moving quickly and I just can’t keep up.
Now, this is not to say things are bad for me right now – in fact things are pretty decent. However, I keep running into large and dominant road blocks when I try to do things; if it isn’t writers block, then it’s no motivation, lack of creativity, exhaustion, too many ideas, lack of tools needed, the list goes on and on.
Now I read a question posed once about creativity and whether everyone is given a certain amount and once you use it up, it’s gone.
I surely hope this isn’t the case.read more