For the better part of a month I found myself practically studying McKenzie Map No. 9 under the covers with a flashlight. The anticipation and planning are half the fun of exploring.
Budgeteer News, 09/16/2010
Almost anything worthy and satisfying requires hard work, tenacity and perseverance. I was reminded of that this week as I completed my first road race in 15 years.
Budgeteer News, 08/19/2010
After two years of working out of the old coal room in my basement as a telecommuter, and slowly becoming a troll with beady little eyes, I’ve finally partaken in the delights of exercise right at dawn or earlier.
Budgeteer News, 08/01/2010
Last weekend a Hermantown man died of a heart attack shortly after finishing the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon. I found the story about his life in Tuesday’s Duluth News Tribune to be captivating and heartbreaking.
Budgeteer News, 06/24/2010
Next time you’re outside eating on your patio and there are hundreds of ants running around — as was the case with my family on the evening this was written — rather than being annoyed, think about that whole world existing beneath your feet.
Budgeteer News, 05/27/2010
I was raised in a home where hoarding of the non-animal variety was a constant issue, and — in my quest for love and companionship — I turned to the animal kingdom because they never turn on you.
Budgeteer News, 04/29/2010
Believe it or not, liberals and conservatives actually need each other and should enjoy being challenged by one another.
Budgeteer News, 04/08/2010
There is a nature-deficit disorder among our children. The majority of kids and adults alike have been ripped from the natural world by powerful forces and are trapped in isolation on an island awash in technological gadgets and gizmos.
Budgeteer News, 03/04/2010
I have traveled a fair amount in the lower 48, and beyond, but my compass keeps pointing back to this unique home away from home near the Canadian borer I chanced upon on a rainy day years ago.
Budgeteer News, 02/04/2010
What special skills do your
Budgeteer News, 01/07/2010
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