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All the Good Names Were Taken · 1W ago

Book review: The Red Line

Anyone who's ever wondered why their immigrant ancestors came to this country needs to read this book. I know quite a few third or fourth generation Finnish-Americans who have made the pilgr...
All the Good Names Were Taken · 1W ago

Another day, another crap donation

Every so often someone will ask me if there's anything valuable in the museum. Well, it depends on how you define valuable, I guess, but if they're thinking in terms of something you could h...
All the Good Names Were Taken · 3W ago

Cold water Tide, Granny panties, and life in general

I was doing laundry the other day, thinking it was probably the last time I'd be able to do laundry using the line dry option because October's almost here and we've usually started worrying...
All the Good Names Were Taken · 1M ago

Michigan's highest and most crowded parking lot

Benchmark at the top of the hill The S.O. and I finally got around to playing tourist in our own backyard. We went in search of the peak of Mount Arvon, Michigan's highest point. As state h...
All the Good Names Were Taken · 1M ago

Would you like some cheese with that whine?

A friend asked me the other day why I hadn't done much with this blog lately. No matter what weirdness emanates from Washington and the Human Yam I've been silent. She was surprised I hadn't...
All the Good Names Were Taken · 2M ago

Marketing genius

It's gotten to that time of year where we're harvesting new potatoes from the garden. We didn't actually plant any potatoes this year -- what we're digging up are from feral spuds, plants th...
All the Good Names Were Taken · 2M ago

So much for good intentions

I had semi-vowed to start scaling back on doing stuff at the museum. I was going to focus a tad more on other stuff at home and a tad less elsewhere at anything that involved lots of time an...
All the Good Names Were Taken · 2M ago

Headline I did not want to see

"Sanders keeping door open on 2020" What the hell is wrong with these aging politicians? Bernie Sanders makes some great progressive arguments, by why would anyone who is barely a month awa...
All the Good Names Were Taken · 2M ago

Life's little disappointments

I had the first round of cataract removal done Thursday afternoon. It was remarkably boring. You don't actually get to see much when you're strapped to a table with a surgical drape over you...
All the Good Names Were Taken · 3M ago

No winemaking this year

Concord grapevine reachng for the sky Once again the deer are now doing a nice job of trimming the grapevines. Things have finally dried out enough that we've been able to do some weed whac...