Mary Oliver, Blue Pastures
Monday, August 31, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Then, he turns it around and gives us the perspective of an older woman pining for what might have been, "If dreams were lightning, thunder was desire, this old house would have burnt down a long time ago". Now ain't that a great line?
And last, a short story of awkward, even ugly, young "love". I heard Prine say he can always tell the newcomers, because they laugh...and the old regulars turn to them and glare their disapproval.
Monday, August 17, 2009
From the A.L. Tribune:
WELLS — A few years ago it was illegal. Cow plop bingo returned to Kernel Days in Wells after event organizers learned it was legal with stipulations. In cow plop bingo, a cow grazes of an area divided into boxes, and the object is to pick the square the cow does its business onto.
The Wells Chamber of Commerce board received a letter from the Minnesota Gambling Control Board after the event in 2006 stating such gambling was not allowed because participants could sway the animal toward a square. “We just got a letter warning us that can’t be done because it’s not a game of chance, so to speak. They thought the potential for manipulation was there,” said Rick Herman, who was on the chamber board at the time. More here.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
From this morning's Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Bicycle traffic in Minneapolis increased 15 percent from 2007 to 2008, pushed apparently by a combination of high gas prices, continuing trail and infrastructure development and other factors, officials said Monday.
• Seventeen percent of the people traveling on East River Parkway north of Franklin Avenue were on bicycles, making that the most bike-themed stretch of 60 locations tracked across the city.
• The stretch of 15th Avenue SE. near Bierman Field on the University of Minnesota's East Bank carried an estimated 3,570 bicyclists per day, the most at any location counted.
• Bicycle traffic more than doubled at five locations from 2007 through 2008, including several along the Hiawatha Avenue bike trail and light-rail line, as well as along Central Avenue near Lowry Avenue
Monday, August 10, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
West Virginia? This is what I'm trying to encourage. The call is special, especially heard right outside the bedroom window at 3 o'clock in the morning . They are here occasionally, probably nesting somewhere in Oakwood. I want them based HERE, with bunny blood dripping from their talons.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
"An Albert Lea man, Milton Christian Paulsen, 63, pleaded guilty Thursday to operating a golf cart drunk and running over a woman at Beaver Trails Jellystone Park on the Fourth of July. The incident occurred during the holiday evening at the Austin campsite. Paulsen wildly accelerated his cart and crashed into a 61-year-old woman from Island Lake, according to a court file. The golf cart and the woman landed in a pond, and the victim was trapped under the cart. Paulsen said he helped keep her head above water while others removed the cart.
She suffered a broken ankle.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
The joint where the tubes intersect is reinforced with a cast "lug" which is shaped and thinned down by hand filing and sanding. The oval caps are pieces of tubing which are reversed to cover an oblong hole cut on the top of the small tubes (seat stays). The oblong hole in the top tube is a thin steel tube which runs through the top tube. When the bicycle is built up the rear brake cable will be inserted through it. On poorly crafted frames the joints are crude; those by a master are graceful and everything flows together smoothly.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
For the Toad:
Where are they today? Here's something a little better. Another Minnesota Surfer chart song from the old days. The lads from Liverpool hit town and it was all over.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
The thing that was always a little creepy for me was that Wanda bore a striking resemblance to my mother, even down to the earrings.
Incidentally, Ms Wanda is still out on the road knocking em dead.