I’m Back

A token few people may have been wondering for the past few two days where I’ve been. There was one entry of “Tales” during the final week of July, and none last week. As some probably surmised, I was on vacation. Some Daily Globe staffers are extremely faithful about maintaining their blogs on a daily…
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19 Years? Really?

Whenever July 29 rolls around, I can’t help but reflect a bit on a life that seems remarkably contradictory to me now. I’ve been in the Midwest for roughly 13 years, and the largest city I’ve lived in during that time (Dickinson, N.D.) had a population of about 17,000. That’s a far cry from where I…
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Boy And Trains

If you’ve got a young boy – heck, if you know anyone of any gender age with even a remote interest in trains – I’d scurry them over to Currie to check out the End-O-Line Railroad Park & Museum. I took Zach there for the first time yesterday, and to say he enjoyed it would…
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Lost In Campers

The 1985 movie "Lost in America" offers a darkly comic look at a 30-something couple who decide to quit the jobs, buy a Winnebago and tour the nation. Though the husband and wife endure all sorts of mishaps along the way and fight frequently (as I said, this is a black comedy), I’ve always been taken…
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Three

Five and a half hours of driving came to an end late this afternoon when we returned to Worthington following a weekend at my wife’s parents. As I type this, Zachary is in bed trying to get to sleep, and Bec is reading Grace a bedtime story. It’s "Beezus and Ramona" – they’re trying to…
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