The thoughts of a writer.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Cutris Plans Daring Escape!

Cutris Plans Daring Escape!
UnAssociated Press
October 28, 2011


Cutris is rumored to be planning a daring escape! Just when, where or what Cutris is escaping from is as of yet unknown. According to inside sources close to Cutris, he has been planning to launch his escape plan at an as of yet undetermined time. More information about the alleged escape plan of Cutris was not available at the time this story was printed.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Cutris Found Living Under Fallen Tree

Cutris Found Living Under Fallen Tree
UnAssociated Press
October 24, 2011


Last week it was thought that Cutris was living with otters. Now it seems he has been sighted once again--this time living under a fallen tree. Has Cutris abandoned the human race? When asked by reporters, Cutris simply growled and scampered away.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Hiking at Wilkie

Yesterday my wife and I hiked around Fisher Lake in the central part of the Wilkie Unit of the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. It was a really nice fall day. Here are a few photos.





Thursday, October 20, 2011

Cutris Thought to be Living with Otters

Cutris Thought to be Living with Otters
UnAssociated Press
October 20, 2011


Unconfirmed sources have indicated that Cutris may be living in Northern Minnesota with a family of River Otters. Apparently Cutris was seen frolicking in a stream in an undisclosed location--but disappeared underwater before he could be photographed. If this is true, it will be the fifth time this year that Cutris has been seen living with wild animals. One can only speculate as to why Cutris is living with otters (if indeed he is). Perhaps he needed a vacation, or is friends with the otter family. Maybe it is simply a publicity stunt before he officially announces his candidacy for U.S. President.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Cutris Seen Defying Rules Again

Cutris Seen Defying Rules Again
October 19, 2011
UnAssociated Press


In another link in his string of scandals, this picture of Cutris emerged today. Will the former independent presidential candidate run again? Or is his record of civil disobedience too long? Or is the country ready for a president who is not more of the same?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Mississippi Morning



Here is the Mississippi River this morning from the Wabasha Bridge in St. Paul.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Fall at Tamarack



Here are two pictures from yesterday's walk at Tamarack Nature Center.









The second picture shows the Tamarack trees the park was named for.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Civil Wars, Poison & Wine

The Civil Wars, Poison & Wine is just a great song. It is proof that simplicity and harmony makes great music.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Wall Street Bastardos Story

In the city of Cutris in the land of Cutris, there was a place called, The Castle of Cutris. The castle was very beautiful, and the King of Cutris Land lived there. One day after the greedy Bastardos of Wall Street ruined the economy, the government bailed out their debts and then the Wall Streeters stuck-it-to the people of the land of Cutris—including the King. Thus, the castle’s mortgage was now upside-down—and King Cutris owed more than the castle was worth (which had been $32 bazillion previously, and was now 89 cents).

Then one day King Cutris received an email from Mafutoo Bam Ba Lam of Nigeria. The email said that Mr. Bam Ba Lam had $76 Trillion that he could share with his good friend King Cutris, with whom he had never met. The poorly written email asked that Cutris not tell anyone about this wonderful deal—and to hurry and send his full name, address, phone number, Social Security number, bank account number and underwear size—so that Dr. Bam Ba Lam (yes, Mr. Bam Ba Lam had become a Dr. since the beginning of the email) could get the money out of his country and then split it with King Cutris.

King Cutris thought hard about this wonderful proposition! Then, he replied to Mr. Dr. Mafutoo Bam Ba Lam to go and put dynamite in his shorts and light the fuse. Then the King of the land of Cutris went to work to earn money to pay for his mortgage to the Wall Street Bastardos who made money by mismanaging funds and were then bailed out by the government.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Fine Weather

Sun and 80's (Fahrenheit)! What fine October weather we've been having!

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Grand Grill

My cheap little grill looks rather grand in this picture doesn't it?

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Cutris Buys New Car

Cutris Buys New Car
UnAssociated Press
October 4, 2011



Cutris is shown standing next to his new car that he just bought.
"I've always felt," said Cutris, "that a car should say something about the driver."
Cutris did not specify what his new car said about him.

Monday, October 03, 2011

Will the Vikings Play Ponder?

The question is, will the 0-4 Minnesota Vikings play rookie quarterback Christian Ponder, or will they continue to rely on the ready-to-retire-quarterback "strategy" for yet another game? Is a losing season going to get them a new stadium? It might have if they decided to go with Ponder and Webb this year and call it a "building" season.