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Archive for October, 2010

Butchery, Admittedly

It was a difficult decision to make. Harder maybe for me, then for my gardener wife, who understand these things.

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Medical metrics

I have a new measure for how successful a trip to see the doctor is.

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Sports Break!

Aside from seeing friends, the impetus for this trip had been to see the Twins’ new baseball park, Target Field. Which of course doesn’t preclude some of the recurring rituals of my trips back to Minnesota.  (more…)

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I got to the airport early, dropped off the rental car, and walked around the mall-like atmosphere of the beyond-security concourses for a bit. They have a Fox News store in there, for crying out loud.    (more…)

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Life, in the form of work and household obligations, has reared its hydra-headed distractions once again. Where was I? Oh, yes, matching confused wits with a GPS south of the twin cities, enroute to my one-time employer and to have lunch with an old pal who’s worked there for many years.  (more…)

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One of the unexpected pleasures of this trip to Minnesota was connecting with people I hadn’t seen for years. While that connecting was a catalyst for the trip, it also involved a friend I’ll never see again. (more…)

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On one of my wife’s recent trips she got a GPS system for her rental car, and liked it. Knowing my cynical approach to boastful advertising claims masking the technical difficulties often unpleasantly lurking in new contraptions, she said, “but you’d probably hate it.”

I actually had mulled trying GPS systems to some degree, and have friends who like theirs so, not wishing to be boxed in and labeled, I said, “I’d try one.”

And I didn’t give it another thought.

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