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Split Rock Lighthouse State Park – Winter

On this frigid day in January, I awoke in my vehicle not far from Split Rock State Park. It was dark as I poked my head out from my den of sleeping bags and blankets. There were two valid reasons for such a great darkness. One, was the fact that it was still predawn and all ambient light was low. The second, was that my car was covered with a thick layer of snow.

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Brotherly Love

I’ve been to tons of weddings.  Quite literally.  If I were to weigh all the people at all the weddings I’ve been to, there would be tons of people trying to stand on that scale.  I’m sure someone would get…

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Eat Mo’ Piggy!

Eat Mo’ Piggy If you haven’t heard of Piggy Blues Bar-B-Que, you will soon.  They are going forward on a project to put their name out there in a very big way.  Just keep your eyes peeled to the sky…

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Ya Got CATS?

You Got CATS! It almost sounds like a disease doesn’t it?  Or some sort of infection.  Perhaps an infestation.  Comparable to bed bugs, crabs, or rabies?  Don’t get me wrong, I like cats well enough.  I just like dogs better. …

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We Thought We Were Ready

“Sorry sir, we don’t have” “We just ran out.  Maybe tomorrow.” A simple nod that said it all. “No.” Everywhere we went, the response was the same.  Then they would point in another direction and tell me the store up…

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The Art of the Barter

Depending on where you’re raised and your understanding of the world, you might wonder why things are the way they are once you’ve left your comfort zone.  Take for example, myself.  I was raised in rural Minnesota.  Some might see…

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A Tale of Adventure

  Reliable internet is not what Nepal is known for.  Nor should it be.  But let that be my excuse for trying to jam an entire month’s worth of exploring into one simple blog. Each step is slightly harder than…

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Hitching in America

Life just isn’t the same as it used to be.  Kids could run and play in the yard and parents didn’t bat an eye thinking about them being picked up by crazies.  If you just started flying commercially in the…

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