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Heat Island No Match
There were many impressive statistics from this past winter. There are two in particular that caught my attention and these were both Chicago and the Twin Cities recording a Top 10 coldest winter on r...
3/18/14 at 7:49 AM
Dry Rot Basics
What is it? Dry rot is a phenomenon that can impact all varieties of wood. When this fungus spreads throughout the interior of wood, it becomes weak and will start breaking apart. When dry rot occurs ...
2/17/14 at 10:18 AM How Does a Brick Home Stack Up Against the Rest? 2/11/14 at 5:29 PM
Top Spring Home Improvement Projects 2/7/14 at 3:03 PM
Valentine's race, training, injection and a night out on the town
Friday was the big day for my injection shot. I think I would have been more nervous if I had felt better - Thursday, I went to the doctor and found out I have bronchitis. Been on antibiotics and an i...
2/10/14 at 5:06 PM
Come Celebrate With Me: China Book Release Parties
On January 4th and 5th, I am throwing events in Bemidji and the Twin Cities to announce (and demonstrate) my book about my year in China. Perhaps you'd like an event in your town? If you've read this...
12/11/13 at 11:36 AM
2013 Twin Cities Marathon
I completed the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon on Sunday, but as is true with every marathon, the story began WAY before race day. I wont bore you with the details from earlier this year, but running...
10/8/13 at 3:07 PM Gonna Race 8/4/13 at 2:54 PM
"Oh Oh, Jim has a Bike!" 7/1/13 at 7:00 PM
After a few days away from my desk to belatedly celebrate that aforementioned milestone birthday, I find my thoughts as scattered as the piles of paper currently cluttering its top. So, todays blog is...
2/27/13 at 2:43 PM Return to reality 2/15/11 at 11:42 AM
Holly Jolly Adventure 2010 12/16/10 at 10:00 AM
Back in the saddle
It's been a few days since I've focused on my life as an endurance athlete - mainly because I've had a couple of travel days and a few days at a work conference in the Twin Cities. Still, the ending ...
1/27/13 at 12:46 PM Magical night 10/23/12 at 11:18 AM
The case for Ironman 10/18/12 at 4:43 AM
mama mondays: visual shopping tour of the cities
This weekend brought a whirlwind trip to the Twin Cities, where we met up with my sweet Aunt Betsy. One of the last times we were together, she introduced a friend and me to the Good Day Cafe (I have ...
4/23/12 at 12:00 AM the gift of extended family (a.k.a. the good day cafe with aunt betsy) 1/19/10 at 5:53 PM
Easter Weekend Recap: When Chipotle Became Like A God & Take-Out From Little Szechuan
Jake and I returned home for a long, holiday weekend in the Twin Cities. We spent time with our families and I visited some good friends. Even as adults, we enjoyed being spoiled by our families w...
4/13/12 at 6:39 AM Solo Road Trip Home Part III: Caldo 7 Mares at Mercado Central & RoadBBQ from QFanatic 3/29/12 at 6:28 PM
Stern Korean Grandmothering, Credit Card Flicking & Korean Chow: Adventures at Dong Yang 3/27/12 at 6:21 AM
Neighborhood Spotlight #1: The Character
The three-story, blue/gray home stands on the corner of 31st and Portland. If you fly by on the one-way heading south, nothing would stick out about this particular property. Walking, though, takes on...
3/9/12 at 5:40 PM
Running and Donating Blood
I feel blessed to be healthy enough to donate blood. I dont do it every eight weeks, but I usually work it in a couple of times a year. I have been told that donating blood can dramatically affect ...
2/9/12 at 9:35 PM A Fresh Perspective 10/5/11 at 9:59 AM
Motivation 8/22/11 at 7:49 PM
Only at an Italian Restaurant!
On Thursday night, the huz and I decided to treat ourselves to a date night in the midst of the chaos that is illness and Christmas prep. The kids were babysitting for a nearby family, and we had a bu...
12/24/11 at 7:30 AM
Online Resources for Teaching about 9/11
Here are some online resources for teaching about 9/11 from Thinkfinity, the Verizon Foundation and Parade Classroom. September 11, 2011, marks the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the Twin Towers ...
9/6/11 at 9:00 AM 9/11 Timeline 5/4/11 at 8:17 AM
New Bed Saga Part II : Junior Version
Making this bed shopping a bit more complicated is that our brains are trying to keep track of Ben's twin bed, too. This sounds like a simple job, but apparently it is not. Especially when you are try...
8/22/11 at 3:43 PM
Minneapolis I'm not sure if this would be covered under Grand Forks' new ban on texting and driving law, but I took this picture Sunday while in Minneapolis. I like it. I think the city of Minneapoli...
9/10/10 at 8:26 PM