The Flensburger Files
If you enjoy speeding and disregarding signs, let alone give the police and the Kraftfahrtbundesamt (Driver's Office) in Flensburg (Germany) a headache, then this article is for you. Regardless of whether you are in Germany or the US, people love to speed and will stop at nothing to ensure that they are at least 20 km/h over the limit. In Germany, we have the blitzer machines, where drivers...
February 23, 2015 - 11:16am
This Woman Writes
Once a month or so I pass by this church with a dreadful LED sign:
"COME TO ME!"
it blares in red,
"AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST!
"MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE 11:00 A.M.
"ADULT & CHLDRNS STUDYTIME 9:30 A.M."
For some reason, I'm never tempted. I feel as if I am being sold something, somehow, which isn't surprising since signs like this often have messages like,
"10% OFF TODAY ONLY
February 20, 2015 - 9:22pm
Ag At Large
Jerry Gulke tells it like it is, and that's why the room was filled at the Soybean Expo 2015 in Fargo, N.D.
An Illinois farmer and nationally-known grain marketing consultant and analyst, Gulke doesn'tsugar-coat the current agricultural picture. "I have a friend in South Dakota at (a very large bank), their regional banker, told me that 85 percent of their farmers at the banks lost money last ...
February 18, 2015 - 2:28pm
The Bridgehunter's Chronicles
If there is a word of advice to give to a person wanting to engage in the hobby of photography, it would be this:
1. Look the surroundings. What do you see beyond the naked eye? What is most unique about the surrounding that is worth photographing?
2. Choose an object and/or a person you find attractive. Why choose this subject and how unique is it from the eye of a photographer?
February 16, 2015 - 1:19am
Appropos of Nothing
A friend posed this question on Facebook the other day, What do you say out loud (or in your head) the most during the day? Answers ranged from WTF? to Whered I put my . . . ? My answer was Oh. Its the truth. I think or say oh a lot during the day. The more I thought about it, I decided that its a pretty profound word.
Oh, my bed is so cozy. Oh crap, I have to pee. My first waking thought is o...
February 11, 2015 - 8:55pm
University of Minnesota, Crookston
The Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota Crookston will present an Evening of Chinese New Year Celebration on Thursday, February 19, at 5 p.m. in Bede Ballroom. The event is open to the public. Admission is $5 per person, $15 for a group of three. The evening includes traditional activities, dinner, and performance.
This special celebration will feature characteristic aspects of ...
February 04, 2015 - 8:32pm
Slowing the Racing Mind
Saturday was a big day in my life: I bought a night light for the master bathroom.
Rewind: when we moved to Bismarck, we moved into a fantastic house. I love it. The housing market in Bismarck, ND, is crazy because of the oil boom "out west." The most expensive place to live in the nation is Williston, ND, and that expensiveness has made its way to Bismarck. Because of that, we chose to rent, ...
February 02, 2015 - 9:56am