The thoughts of a writer.

Monday, March 02, 2015

Minnesota's Budget Surplus

There is some political fighting going on now regarding Minnesota's (alleged) 1.9 Billion dollar surplus. So I thought I would give my opinion.

1. Don't spend it stupidly by sending everyone a (small) check to give it back like when Jesse Ventura was governor.
2. Give money back to the schools that was taken when there was a budget shortage not so long ago.
3. Save some of the money to use NEXT TIME there is a budget shortage.
4. Why are my taxes so high if we have extra money?
5. How about fixing some of the bad roads and bridges?
6. The environment is always a good place to put extra money.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Live Long and Prosper

Leonard Nimoy has died. Farewell Mr. Spock.


Thursday, February 26, 2015

CuTRis Gets Tractor

CuTRis Gets Tractor
UnAssociated Press
February 26, 2015

CuTRis was seen standing next to a tractor today; causing speculation that he may have gotten himself a new tractor. No further information about CuTRis or his tractor was available at the time of this printing.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


My room got upgraded to a suite at my company's out-of-town conference. It is as big as my first house and bigger than the condo I used to have!




Friday, February 20, 2015

When You're Lost in a Snowstorm

When you are lost and driving in a snowstorm, stay calm and follow that beer truck. Whatever happens, only beer can keep you hydrated, fed and happy until warmer weather comes.

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The Long Way

Snow + Freeway Traffic Stopped + Wrong Turn + Lost Now + Stuck between River & Downtown + Back On Track + Go This Way Now + Finally In Familiar Territory = Got There!!!

My 3-year-old son says, "Did we take the long way daddy?"
I look at the odometer.
"Yeah," I reply, "27 extra miles. We took the long way..."

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

-10 Degrees

-10 Degrees Fahrenheit. That's -23 Celsius for metric users. It's pretty cold outside when you think about it. Now add the wind and you better have a warm coat.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015



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