NaNoWriMo cometh…

I have but two days until I embark upon my eighth attempt at National Novel Writing Month.  For the uninitiated, this is an annual event that encourages normal, every-day people to write a novel in the span of thirty days.…

A Vikings stadium proposal of my own

For those who haven’t been paying attention, two large money-making, for-profit companies representing part of the local identity of the Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area that have both been trying to belly up to the public trough to expand…

Extreme Makeover, Home Edition

“That sounds like a lot of work.” That was the latest reaction that I got to what I did last Sunday.  I spent the afternoon in the garage with a can of furniture stripper and removed three layers of paint…

What I did over my summer vacation

It seems that starting a blog shortly before finding that there are indeed other things to do away from the computer would be a poor choice.  The latest extension of the unannounced “break” from my writing was an extended family…

The voluntary mass transit rider

I’m trying to wrap my head around this one.  On the one hand, I can see where other people are coming from on the situation.  What I’m doing isn’t supposed to be “normal”, so it evokes sentiments of pity from…