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Are We Disappearing with Age?

February 17, 2015
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Are We Disappearing with Age?

Madam stopped in today to talk about our winter foray up North on the Gunflint Trail. Since food preparation is always top of mind for this snowy event, I figured she wanted to discuss my…

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The Cat Sitting Caper

January 31, 2015
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The Cat Sitting Caper

 Madam rang this morning to report that she needed my advice. Truthfully, she probably just wanted to vent. It seemed that her First Born had embarked on an Alaskan tour a few days ago and left…

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When it’s Time to Revise Your New Year’s Resolutions

January 12, 2015
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When it’s Time to Revise Your New Year’s Resolutions

Here it is January again, and Madam and I just got around to kicking off our New Year’s resolutions. I resolved to enter my Texas Hold ’em carrot cake in the Pillsbury Bake Off. She…

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Minnesota Holiday Traditions

November 25, 2014
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Minnesota Holiday Traditions

Madam and I discovered that holiday shopping here in Minnesota includes fascinating selections — everything from Norwegian lefse griddles and Swedish Dala Horses, to handmade sweaters for all our friends large and small. I might not…

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How to Wrangle a Winter Puppy

November 22, 2014
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How to Wrangle a Winter Puppy

Madam recently asked if I cared to add a second Jack Russell terrier to our furry family. “Um, yes I guess so,” I replied while mentally tallying the hours of training I put into the…

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The Real Meaning of Deer Hunting

October 31, 2014
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The Real Meaning of Deer Hunting

It’s deer hunting season here in flyover country. That means every buck stalker in possession of a Cabela’s credit card has slipped into blaze orange wear and donned a camo headlamp. It’s a taxidermist’s dream…

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The Unplanned Dismount

October 8, 2014
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The Unplanned Dismount

I was peacefully sleeping in this morning following last night’s late rerun of Lonesome Dove. When I finally opened one eye, there stood Madam at my door leveling a mighty gaze in my direction. No…

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A Short Course in Companion Goat Shopping

August 21, 2014
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A Short Course in Companion Goat Shopping

This week Madam suggested that I might enjoy the companionship of a goat. Not just any goat, but maybe a Nigerian Dwarf goat or a Spanish goat. Apparently she’s on a goat affirmative action kick.…

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Disarming Alarms

August 8, 2014
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Disarming Alarms

This week Madam achieved a personal best for activating the most home alarm systems in a seven-day period. I’m speaking of alarms that result in unscheduled firefighter visits or Xcel Energy shutting off one’s natural…

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Hello “Plan B”

July 11, 2014
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Hello “Plan B”

The boys and I were enjoying an evening of five-card-draw with a side of morning glory pizza when Madam showed up. She usually avoided my card club nights, as a couple of our malodorous players…

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