Buy You A Beer?

I don’t like beer all that much. Oh, on a hot day after mowing the yard or playing a round of golf, a beer is pretty refreshing..but usually, one or, if it’s really hot outside, two is enough.  I have lots of friends who really love beer and plenty of it but if I were to partake on their level I’d ...
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Skiing Cars

I’m Norwegian. 100% Norsky which means I should have a genetic disposition for seafood, hard work and winter sports. Perhaps a DNA check is in order because I really don’t care for any of those things..except for maybe shrimp if it’s breaded or part of a Chinese stir-fry. I also don’t ski. Not a lot of slopey  terrain to hone one’s skills in the ...
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Cutting Out The Cataract..Oh My.

A few weeks ago, I blogged about a trip to the optometrist which confirmed my suspicions that the cloudiness of vision in my left eye wasn’t due to dirty glasses but a cataract.  Well, I’m writing this on the eve of surgery to correct the problem and don’t mind telling you that the idea of having my eyeball sliced open ...
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Fighting Over Money

Sometimes when I have a hard time falling asleep, I close my eyes and imagine that I had just won the Powerball Lottery Jackpot and over 600 million dollars. Oh, man…what would I do with all that money? I know it’s not very Christian to have such fantasies, “the love of money being the root of all evil” and all that. We may ...
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A Bit Callus Over The Holidays

And..how was your Christmas? Ours was filled with cheer and challenges but..in the words of Yoda..survive we did. One of the major challenges for me was to make good on my promise to learn the guitar chords to “Ashokan Farewell” so that I could accompany my granddaughter, Zoey, when she made her annual holiday command family performance. I love that melody, written ...
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Seeing Red Over Mispronunciation

Bless her. Linda has, once again, managed to give our little house a cozy..festive welcoming feel as we await the arrival of family and friends home for the Christmas holiday.  Notably missing this year, though, are poinsettia plants. They were usually provided by our daughter who worked in the floral department of Lewis. I don’t know about you but both Linda and ...
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Eye Hear You Have Some Weighty Issues, Lund

It was the middle of last summer when, after seeing so many full-page ads in the paper for hearing aids, I thought those companies must really be raking in the dough to afford such expensive self promotion. Then I did some checking on the high cost of today’s high tech devices for cranking up the audio portion of our five ...
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The Other Lund Theater

Do you have trouble falling asleep at night? I have the answer; my dad’s home movies of Yellowstone National Park. Trouble is, I haven’t figured out how to market them to all you insomniacs out there yet. We made that family trip to Yellowstone in the summer of 1953, I believe. I just remember being car-sick most of the time from riding in the backseat ...
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Another Grand Blog

Do you realize how close we came to experiencing a major old fashioned school-closing travel-banning blizzard this past week?  Had the temperature been five or six degrees colder Wednesday, all that rain would have been all that snow pushed around by two days of 50 mile an hour window-rattling winds. Never sure whether or not to say wind..singular..or winds..plural. Trobec ...
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A Perfect Storm Of Sports

One of the reasons that Linda and I have, what most people would consider, a secure stress-free  relationship ( for the most part) is because we’re a multi-TV couple. I’m afraid if we had to watch the programs each of us like, there would be less harmony and more harrumphs. As it is, with three flat screen TV’s at our disposal..( I ...
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