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I’m not sure how long I’ll keep up the animated Inktober drawings, but it’s fun to have the challenge.

Inktober memories recreation


  The latest fad at our house has been ‘frizzbo’ – the name our boys have affectionately given the act of tossing the classic plastic disc. They’ll often spend close to an hour each night in the front yard throwing that disc back and forth to each other. It’s proven to be a great source of entertainment and exercise, but they tend get more […]

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Young Dracula: Boy Scout

Most people don’t realize that Vlad didn’t actually enjoy impaling anything. Except marshmallows. On a moonless night.

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The Pheasant

A twist on a familiar season. Happy hunting.

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Royals Come Alive

If there were any doubts about whether or not Kansas City belonged in the World Series, Game Two was the litmus test. The Royals erupted last night in a 7-2 victory over San Francisco. The score was stalled at 2-2 going into the bottom of the sixth when a string of KC hits by Butler […]

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Season opener

I guess this means Spring has officially sprung. Still wishing it felt like it.

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Krolls: ‘Get up and run’

Today I joined hundreds of runners who laced up and hit the trail for the annual Kroll’s Diner Bismarck Marathon. I can’t say that I have a lot of experience as a competitive runner, but truly enjoy the challenge, discipline and preparation required to do a road race. Thanks to the advice and encouragement from […]

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Two to go!

The NFC match-up will be decided today when the World Champion Green Bay Packers take on the New York Giants. It’s amazing to me how Aaron Rodgers has not only led the Pack once again to the playoffs, but has nearly erased any memory of Titletown’s previous quarterback – what’s his name? A huge feat […]

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Gen X-Box

If the repeated complaints of my boys were to be believed — that they were the only kids in the world who didn’t own a game system — then it would be reasonable to assume that I was the only dad in the world who didn’t. Well, no more. With my excuses waning and their […]


Dog Racing

It was brought to my attention recently that our town has an annual Wiener Dog Race. The Dauxie Races will be held today from 1-4pm as part of the “Jaunt with Jilli” Pet Walk event at Sertoma Park. I actually know of one particular contestant who has trained hard for this day and would like […]