7 Minute Miles

Bruce McCulloch

Posted Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 10:51 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 10:51 AM

My girlfriend is a heroin pig…she just wolfs it down!

Originally published by DK on July 31, 2013 at 10:51 am

A new perspective

Posted Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 10:19 am GMT -5 in Golf at 10:19 AM

The gold tees at The Wilderness at Fortune Bay

Originally published by DK on July 31, 2013 at 10:19 am

The new water coolers

Posted Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 10:17 am GMT -5 in Golf at 10:17 AM

The Wilderness at Fortune Bay, Tower, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on July 31, 2013 at 10:17 am

Picture Postcard

Posted Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 08:43 am GMT -5 in Golf at 8:43 AM

13th tee, The Wilderness at Fortune Bay

Originally published by DK on July 31, 2013 at 8:43 am

This way or that way

Posted Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 09:27 pm GMT -5 in Travel at 9:27 PM

Snowmobile trail signs, Tower, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on July 30, 2013 at 9:27 pm

Let ‘Em In

Posted Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 09:10 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 9:10 PM

Sister Suzie, brother John, Martin Luther, Phil And Don, Brother Michael, Auntie Gin…

Originally published by DK on July 30, 2013 at 9:10 pm

So close

Posted Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 09:10 pm GMT -5 in Games at 9:10 PM

Candy Crush level 140

Originally published by DK on July 30, 2013 at 9:10 pm

Should’ve played today

Posted Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 06:40 pm GMT -5 in Golf at 6:40 PM

Number 11, The Wilderness at Fortune Bay

Originally published by DK on July 30, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Alabama Shakes at the Cabooze

Posted Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 11:15 am GMT -5 in Concerts,Music at 11:15 AM

Kind of a short show (since they still only have one album), but Brittany Howard and the boys of Alabama Shakes put on another great show this weekend outdoors at the Cabooze. Her voice is just so amazing – I still don’t see how her vocal chords will last long term…

Here is the set list (from the Chris Riemenschneider review):

  • Hang Loose
  • Rise to the Sun
  • Hold On
  • Always Alright
  • Makin’ Me Itch (new song)
  • Worryin’ Blues
  • I Found You
  • Heartbreaker
  • Boys & Girls
  • Be Mine
  • I Ain’t the Same
  • ?? (new song – Hey Joe?)
  • You Ain’t Alone
  • ENCORE:
  • On Your Way
  • Heat Lightning
  • Heavy Chevy

Next up: Robert Cray at the Minnesota Zoo

Originally published by DK on July 30, 2013 at 11:15 am

Pimp

Posted Monday, July 29th, 2013 08:19 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Quotes at 8:19 PM

Man, who do I look like, Christopher Columbo?

Originally published by DK on July 29, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Bubble Bobble II?

Posted Monday, July 29th, 2013 08:03 pm GMT -5 in Technology at 8:03 PM

Who knew? Fortune Bay Arcade

Originally published by DK on July 29, 2013 at 8:03 pm

Fancy new key holders

Posted Monday, July 29th, 2013 08:00 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Travel at 8:00 PM

“It is with great pleasure to welcome you to Fortune Bay Resort Casino on beautiful Lake Vermilion.”

Originally published by DK on July 29, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Spot on, WSJ, spot on

Posted Monday, July 29th, 2013 06:45 pm GMT -5 in Food,Links,Travel at 6:45 PM

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323309404578614041918038574?mg=reno64-wsj.html?dsk=y

Originally published by DK on July 29, 2013 at 6:45 pm

Lunch with the girls

Posted Monday, July 29th, 2013 12:59 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food at 12:59 PM

Tower Cafe with kid one and two (plus grandma and grandpa)

Originally published by DK on July 29, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Red Circle in Sin City

Posted Monday, July 29th, 2013 05:57 am GMT -5 in Business,Casinos,Links at 5:57 AM

http://www.reviewjournal.com/business/marketers-have-seen-future-and-believe-it-digital

Originally published by DK on July 29, 2013 at 5:57 am

Rod Stewart

Posted Monday, July 29th, 2013 05:54 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 5:54 AM

Wake up Maggie, I think I got something to say to you…

Originally published by DK on July 29, 2013 at 5:54 am

The buffalo chip

Posted Sunday, July 28th, 2013 10:37 pm GMT -5 in Food at 10:37 PM

My favorite app at The Lowry, Uptown Minneapolis

Originally published by DK on July 28, 2013 at 10:37 pm

Post concert drinks

Posted Sunday, July 28th, 2013 10:08 pm GMT -5 in Food at 10:08 PM

Trying out the Brown Derby (bourbon, honey syrup, grapefruit juice) + buffalo chips

Originally published by DK on July 28, 2013 at 10:08 pm

Hang Loose

Posted Sunday, July 28th, 2013 06:37 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 6:37 PM

Let the ocean worry ’bout bein’ blue.

Originally published by DK on July 28, 2013 at 6:37 pm

Concert Night in MSP

Posted Sunday, July 28th, 2013 06:35 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music at 6:35 PM

Alabama Shakes at the Cabooze

Originally published by DK on July 28, 2013 at 6:35 pm

Same old mold?

Posted Saturday, July 27th, 2013 07:30 pm GMT -5 in Pop Culture at 7:30 PM

Como Park Zoo gorilla wax mold

Originally published by DK on July 27, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Slow down? Never!

Posted Saturday, July 27th, 2013 11:03 am GMT -5 in Golf at 11:03 AM

13th hole, The Summit

Originally published by DK on July 27, 2013 at 11:03 am

Sunny Cannon Falls

Posted Saturday, July 27th, 2013 09:13 am GMT -5 in Friends,Golf at 9:13 AM

Brad on five tee, The Summit Golf Club

Originally published by DK on July 27, 2013 at 9:13 am

Sam the Eagle

Posted Friday, July 26th, 2013 03:08 pm GMT -5 in Art,Golf at 3:08 PM

The Meadows at Mystic Lake, between six and seven

Originally published by DK on July 26, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Yellow Sunshine

Posted Friday, July 26th, 2013 03:05 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 3:05 PM

Wild flowers at the Meadows

Originally published by DK on July 26, 2013 at 3:05 pm

Back at The Meadows

Posted Friday, July 26th, 2013 11:01 am GMT -5 in Golf at 11:01 AM

Another golf tournament at Mystic – 18th green

Originally published by DK on July 26, 2013 at 11:01 am

Light cloud, dark cloud

Posted Thursday, July 25th, 2013 03:40 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Shopping,Weather at 3:40 PM

Cloquet, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on July 25, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Baby Sarah Grub

Posted Thursday, July 25th, 2013 11:08 am GMT -5 in Links,Music,Video at 11:08 AM

Originally published by DK on July 25, 2013 at 11:08 am

Tony

Posted Thursday, July 25th, 2013 09:22 am GMT -5 in Pop Culture,Quotes at 9:22 AM

Mr. Peterson likes ketchup. I can’t believe this crazy cat.

Originally published by DK on July 25, 2013 at 9:22 am

Oregon Workouts

Posted Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 12:36 pm GMT -5 in Golf at 12:36 PM

Bucket list for sure – Bandon Dunes, Oregon

Originally published by DK on July 24, 2013 at 12:36 pm

The benefits of alcohol

Posted Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 12:07 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Links,Music,Video at 12:07 PM

Originally published by DK on July 24, 2013 at 12:07 pm

State Park trails rock

Posted Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 10:33 am GMT -5 in Nature at 10:33 AM

Path near Soudan Mine State Park

Originally published by DK on July 24, 2013 at 10:33 am

Wildflowers

Posted Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 10:28 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 10:28 AM

Run away, find you a lover. Go away, somewhere all bright and new…

Originally published by DK on July 24, 2013 at 10:28 am

Still for sale

Posted Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 10:34 pm GMT -5 in Shopping at 10:34 PM

The “blue house” in Tower

Originally published by DK on July 23, 2013 at 10:34 pm

Adopt an Airport

Posted Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 10:25 pm GMT -5 in Travel at 10:25 PM

Tower Airport, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on July 23, 2013 at 10:25 pm

Weird Friends

Posted Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 10:24 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 10:24 PM

This world’s got a whole lot of locked doors – we decided not to live here anymore…

Originally published by DK on July 23, 2013 at 10:24 pm

Stuntz Bay Chimney

Posted Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 10:13 pm GMT -5 in History at 10:13 PM

Soudan Mine air compressor building ruins, Stuntz Bay Boathouse Historic District, Lake Vermilion

Originally published by DK on July 23, 2013 at 10:13 pm

A splash of daisy

Posted Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 10:54 am GMT -5 in Nature at 10:54 AM

Echo Point Road, Tower, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on July 23, 2013 at 10:54 am

Whitecaps in Everett Bay

Posted Monday, July 22nd, 2013 07:00 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 7:00 PM

Windy evening on Vermilion

Originally published by DK on July 22, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Progress at Keller

Posted Monday, July 22nd, 2013 05:58 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Links at 5:58 PM

http://kellerrenovation.blogspot.com/2013/07/721-update.html

Originally published by DK on July 22, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Vacation leftovers

Posted Monday, July 22nd, 2013 12:40 pm GMT -5 in Food at 12:40 PM

Maui caramacs from the ABC Store, Las Vegas

Originally published by DK on July 22, 2013 at 12:40 pm

@ValaAfshar

Posted Monday, July 22nd, 2013 12:18 pm GMT -5 in Business,Quotes at 12:18 PM

Three of the most important business success factors: 1. people, 2. people, 3. people. If you need a fourth: people.

Originally published by DK on July 22, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Now on the Fit

Posted Monday, July 22nd, 2013 06:35 am GMT -5 in Cars at 6:35 AM

My first dumb car sticker

Originally published by DK on July 22, 2013 at 6:35 am

Happiness is a warm caramel roll

Posted Monday, July 22nd, 2013 05:57 am GMT -5 in Food at 5:57 AM

Tobies, Hinckley

Originally published by DK on July 22, 2013 at 5:57 am

Lost Without You

Posted Sunday, July 21st, 2013 11:19 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 11:19 PM

One of these days, everything will get better. And you won’t have to worry no more…

Originally published by DK on July 21, 2013 at 11:19 pm

A favorite sculpture

Posted Sunday, July 21st, 2013 08:18 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family at 8:18 PM

And a favorite kid – Lake Nokomis, Minneapolis

Originally published by DK on July 21, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Best Mexican Coke Ever

Posted Sunday, July 21st, 2013 08:14 pm GMT -5 in Food at 8:14 PM

So, so glad Sandcastle is open for post-run snacks, Minneapolis

Originally published by DK on July 21, 2013 at 8:14 pm

Stuck in a rut

Posted Sunday, July 21st, 2013 01:16 pm GMT -5 in Food at 1:16 PM

Should try something else, but it’s Murray’s

Originally published by DK on July 21, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Baseball with dad

Posted Sunday, July 21st, 2013 01:14 pm GMT -5 in Family,Sports at 1:14 PM

Twins vs. Cleveland at Target Field, section 317, row 5, seats 1&2

Originally published by DK on July 21, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Runner reward

Posted Saturday, July 20th, 2013 06:54 pm GMT -5 in Food at 6:54 PM

Back at BWW Eagan (again)

Originally published by DK on July 20, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Dr. John at the Zoo

Posted Saturday, July 20th, 2013 04:18 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music at 4:18 PM

Last night was my first Music in the Zoo concert since the 4onthefloor last year (and my first since iconic promoter Sue McLean passed away). Decent weather and great music led to a full house in Apple Valley, which was much, much older than I was expecting (Riemenschneider review here).

It was fun to see two music icons this month, who both happen to be 72 years old: Dylan was born May 24, 1941, and Dr. John (aka Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr. and/or the Night Tripper) on November 21, 1940. Both have won multiple Grammys, both are members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and both move a little slower than they used to.

To be honest, I don’t really know many Dr. John songs. We have the new album, but I haven’t listened to it that much yet. His voice is so distinctive, though, it was easy to get into the show. Plus his band had a Hammond organ – how can you not like a good Hammond organ player (looking at you Jim Pugh). And of course there is Treme, where opener Sonny Landreth has also appeared.

Next show: Alabama Shakes at the Cabooze.

Originally published by DK on July 20, 2013 at 4:18 pm

Rough round

Posted Saturday, July 20th, 2013 11:41 am GMT -5 in Golf at 11:41 AM

You know it’s bad when I’m drinking beer at the end if the round

Originally published by DK on July 20, 2013 at 11:41 am

RIP “the tree”

Posted Saturday, July 20th, 2013 09:59 am GMT -5 in Golf at 9:59 AM

12th hole at Willinger’s, Northfield, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on July 20, 2013 at 9:59 am

Blues it up

Posted Friday, July 19th, 2013 08:27 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music at 8:27 PM

Sonny Landreth at the Minnesota Zoo

Originally published by DK on July 19, 2013 at 8:27 pm

At my window, sad and lonely

Posted Friday, July 19th, 2013 02:23 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 2:23 PM

Ships may ply the stormy ocean, and planes may fly the stormy sky…

Originally published by DK on July 19, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Mothra

Posted Friday, July 19th, 2013 02:19 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Wildlife at 2:19 PM

Not a fan of bugs, but this guy looks cool

Originally published by DK on July 19, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Tools of the Trade

Posted Friday, July 19th, 2013 12:49 pm GMT -5 in Fashion at 12:49 PM

Haircut with Kim

Originally published by DK on July 19, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Big blue fish

Posted Friday, July 19th, 2013 12:46 pm GMT -5 in Wildlife at 12:46 PM

Salon decorations at Kim’s

Originally published by DK on July 19, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Disney Bucket List

Posted Friday, July 19th, 2013 11:26 am GMT -5 in Links,Travel at 11:26 AM

http://www.disneytouristblog.com/tokyo-disney-resort-trip-report-part-1/

Originally published by DK on July 19, 2013 at 11:26 am

The machine that goes “bing!”

Posted Friday, July 19th, 2013 09:47 am GMT -5 in Family,Technology at 9:47 AM

The Urgency Room, Eagan, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on July 19, 2013 at 9:47 am

Waiting at the mall

Posted Thursday, July 18th, 2013 07:41 pm GMT -5 in Shopping at 7:41 PM

Kid two on her date, Mall of America

Originally published by DK on July 18, 2013 at 7:41 pm

Toasty trail run

Posted Thursday, July 18th, 2013 03:39 pm GMT -5 in Running at 3:39 PM

Schulze and Holland lakes, Lebanon Hills, Eagan

Originally published by DK on July 18, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Light lunch with the girls

Posted Thursday, July 18th, 2013 01:35 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food at 1:35 PM

Panera Bread, Eagan

Originally published by DK on July 18, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Kurt Vonnegut

Posted Thursday, July 18th, 2013 11:43 am GMT -5 in Quotes,Reading at 11:43 AM

There’s only one rule that I know of, babies — God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.

Originally published by DK on July 18, 2013 at 11:43 am

Get in while you can

Posted Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 06:54 pm GMT -5 in Food at 6:54 PM

Fish burger, vanilla malt and fries, Gordie’s Hi-Hat, Cloquet, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on July 17, 2013 at 6:54 pm

So that’s what he looks like

Posted Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 04:49 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Links,Music at 4:49 PM

Originally published by DK on July 17, 2013 at 4:49 pm

Daaa!

Posted Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 04:32 pm GMT -5 in Housekeeping,Personal at 4:32 PM

At the risk of sounding like an arrogant narcissist, I love this site. 7minutemiles.com has been alive for about six years now and has always been a non-commercial, personal site. My kids call it “Daaa!” on their phones, my family and friends read it occasionally, it’s a test bed for my other WordPress sites, the design has evolved to a place I really like and somehow it currently averages around 600 visits a day (who are you people?).

I much prefer sharing information here over social media sites and really love the ability to publish Tumblr-style posts that don’t involve a lot of writing (image, link and quote posts – someday video). The latest WordPress iOS app makes it relatively easy to post on the road and the design auto-flows on the front page to keep things fresh (along with the automatic Twitter updates).

A podcast I listened to recently had Marco Arment on as a guest. He talked about his personal site, marco.org, and how that’s always been his personal site, separate from any project or employer, and how proud he was of it. I feel the same way about 7 Minute Miles, which I plan to publish indefinitely.

Thanks for visiting!

Originally published by DK on July 17, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Top 5 burger

Posted Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 02:00 pm GMT -5 in Food at 2:00 PM

The Vermilion burger: cheese, lettuce, mayo and Canadian bacon – Bay View Lodge

Originally published by DK on July 17, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Kicked out at work

Posted Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 12:57 pm GMT -5 in Food at 12:57 PM

Lunch at Bay View Lodge (big group at Fortune Bay = no staff dining), Lake Vermilion

Originally published by DK on July 17, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Three favorites

Posted Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 10:28 am GMT -5 in Golf at 10:28 AM

Interlachen, Pasatiempo and Hazeltine

Originally published by DK on July 17, 2013 at 10:28 am
 

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