I love our neighborhood.

On the side of our yard facing 54th Street, we have a long line of slowly-dying evergreen bushes (a disease claims one every couple of years), and a steep embankment along the fence that was filled with mulch and landscape fabric years ago and left to grow weeds. It’s horribly ugly and I never have a clue what to do ...

birthday plans!

Work is busy, so this will have to be short! Things that are going on lately… We got to take the kayaks out twice this weekend. Friday we went to Lake Harriet, and Sunday to Hyland Park. Since we’re city-folk, one of the most exciting parts of kayking is nature. I’m way too thrilled every time I see a big ...

progress report on 101 things in 1001 days (may 2012) 2

Begin Date: July 4, 2010 End Date: April 1, 2013 Items Completed: 57 Items that will not be Completed: 3 Only 10 months to go! I have some work to do. I finished 4 things in May 2012: #2 Go to Europe #8 Visit a new continent (i.e. not North America or Europe) (Went to Africa!) #10 Visit 3 more UNESCO world heritage ...

Back to normal, now with added boats.

Returning to normal Minneapolis life has been pretty great. What I’ve discovered about going on long trips is that you appreciate things you have at home, like your garden and your very comfortable bed and Triple Rock. I missed Triple Rock.   Thursday was the sixth annual draft party. We had it at our house this time, which made things ...