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Then and now

Posted Friday, September 28th, 2018 10:45 pm GMT -5 in Family,History,Travel at 10:45 PM

Finally found the “then” pic

Originally published by DK on September 28, 2018 at 10:45 pm

Time for my shot

Posted Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 10:50 pm GMT -5 in History,Music,Theater at 10:50 PM

What a great combination of theater, music and history

Originally published by DK on September 18, 2018 at 10:50 pm

Infinite Loop memories

Posted Monday, September 17th, 2018 05:22 pm GMT -5 in History,Links,Technology at 5:22 PM

https://www.wired.com/story/apple-infinite-loop-oral-history/

Originally published by DK on September 17, 2018 at 5:22 pm

Record-breaking! 2,046,533

Posted Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 02:01 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,History,Links at 2:01 PM

https://www.mnstatefair.org/about-the-fair/attendance/

Originally published by DK on September 4, 2018 at 2:01 pm

Love these public spaces

Posted Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 12:34 pm GMT -5 in Design,History,Travel at 12:34 PM

Union Station, Chicago

Originally published by DK on August 21, 2018 at 12:34 pm

Video Game Metaphors

Posted Sunday, August 19th, 2018 12:26 pm GMT -5 in Games,History,Mini Posts,Technology at 12:26 PM

For the longest time, I’ve had this image of a video game in my mind that I thought was a metaphor for life. It was a racing game that used forced perspective, with the road stretching to the horizon and an endless supply of other cars coming at you that you needed to avoid and pass. I got really good at the game, basically being able to play non-stop, never losing and only quitting when I got bored. Pass, pass, pass…run up the score.

Today I thought I’d research this game, always thinking it was Enduro by Activision. I never had an Atari 2600, though, so if this is the game, I must’ve played it at a friend’s house (I seem to recall using the “paddle” controllers for it). I had a number of Intellivision driving games (Auto Racing, Bump ‘n’ Jump, Triple Action), but none of them fit the look and feel model I’m thinking about…

Originally published by DK on August 19, 2018 at 12:26 pm

My first stadium

Posted Thursday, August 16th, 2018 12:04 pm GMT -5 in Baseball,Football,History,Sports at 12:04 PM

Don’t think I saw a Vikings game, but saw lots of Twins there

Originally published by DK on August 16, 2018 at 12:04 pm

How did I miss these?

Posted Sunday, August 12th, 2018 11:01 pm GMT -5 in Art,History at 11:01 PM

They came out *nine* years ago (to celebrate Lincoln’s 200th birthday)

Originally published by DK on August 12, 2018 at 11:01 pm

Historic Height

Posted Friday, July 20th, 2018 08:32 pm GMT -5 in History,Sports,Work at 8:32 PM

Highest quarter pipe jump ever @ X Games

Originally published by DK on July 20, 2018 at 8:32 pm

A Student of History

Posted Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 12:09 am GMT -5 in History,Mini Posts,Schools,Television at 12:09 AM

Back in my high school days, I had the option to take more than your average amount of history classes: Ancient Civilizations, Western Civilizations, American Experience. St. Paul Central’s Quest program was an early precursor to AP and IB type coursework and Mr. Demers, the history teacher, was one of my all-time favorites. I also was a fan of geography, so when you mixed in the opportunity to travel that my mom’s work allowed, history literally came alive for me.

This past week I’ve been watching the Ken Burns and Lynn Novick ten-part documentary on the Vietnam War. It amazes me how much I didn’t know about this historical event that played out during my lifetime – especially since my father participated in it directly (and it’s the reason I’m not a native Minnesotan). Now I’m looking forward to lunch with him and having an opportunity to ask questions about a topic we’ve never really discussed much (something I wish I’d done with my grandfather and World War II).

I found it interesting to see so many similarities between then and now politically. We like to think that our current environment is the most divisive ever, but this has really been America for a long time. As Thomas Polgar, the Saigon station chief for the C.I.A. wrote in his last cable from the embassy: “Those who fail to learn from history are forced to repeat it. Let us hope that we will not have another Vietnam experience and that we have learned our lesson.”

Note to self: research how so many Midwest politicians rose to play such prominent roles during this period of history (Humphrey and McCarthy in Minnesota, McGovern in South Dakota).

Originally published by DK on July 11, 2018 at 12:09 am

MK’s first visit to Glensheen

Posted Saturday, July 7th, 2018 02:47 pm GMT -5 in Family,History,Travel at 2:47 PM

(Not the Musical)

Originally published by DK on July 7, 2018 at 2:47 pm

Dexter was their favorite

Posted Saturday, July 7th, 2018 11:22 am GMT -5 in History,Travel at 11:22 AM

Glensheen Carriage House

Originally published by DK on July 7, 2018 at 11:22 am

Nice job, Cass

Posted Sunday, June 17th, 2018 09:35 am GMT -5 in Design,History at 9:35 AM

One of the best capitol buildings in the country, IMO

Originally published by DK on June 17, 2018 at 9:35 am

The family tree

Posted Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 09:49 am GMT -5 in Family,History at 9:49 AM

Mom, dad and both grandparents on the marryin’ day

Originally published by DK on June 3, 2018 at 9:49 am

Don’t mess with Samurai

Posted Thursday, March 29th, 2018 03:35 am GMT -5 in History,Museums,Travel at 3:35 AM

Great exhibit at BGFA

Originally published by DK on March 29, 2018 at 3:35 am

Mike D, In Conversation

Posted Monday, March 26th, 2018 09:52 am GMT -5 in History,Links,Music at 9:52 AM

http://www.vulture.com/2018/03/mike-d-beastie-boys-in-conversation.html

Originally published by DK on March 26, 2018 at 9:52 am

For all that extra free time

Posted Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 10:43 pm GMT -5 in Games,History,Pop Culture,Technology at 10:43 PM

Donkey Kong Country sure seemed prettier back then

Originally published by DK on January 31, 2018 at 10:43 pm

End of an era

Posted Saturday, January 6th, 2018 03:23 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,History at 3:23 PM

Please don’t mess up the legacy

Originally published by DK on January 6, 2018 at 3:23 pm

Beef, Beer and Bacca

Posted Monday, December 18th, 2017 04:41 pm GMT -5 in History,Links at 4:41 PM

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skeleton_Army

Originally published by DK on December 18, 2017 at 4:41 pm

Hidden St. Paul

Posted Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 07:46 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,History at 7:46 PM

Landmark Center (but just on one side)

Originally published by DK on September 20, 2017 at 7:46 pm

Glensheen (the Musical)

Posted Friday, July 21st, 2017 10:59 pm GMT -5 in History,Theater at 10:59 PM

The History Theater was smart to bring this back

Originally published by DK on July 21, 2017 at 10:59 pm

Had at least five of these

Posted Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 02:56 pm GMT -5 in Food,Games,History,Technology at 2:56 PM

The throw-back games wall @ Hot Plate

Originally published by DK on July 19, 2017 at 2:56 pm

A History of Magic

Posted Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 09:55 am GMT -5 in History,Movies,Museums at 9:55 AM

https://www.bl.uk/harry-potter/articles/harry-potter-at-the-british-library

Originally published by DK on July 19, 2017 at 9:55 am

Topps just made my day

Posted Sunday, July 16th, 2017 11:42 am GMT -5 in History,Movies,Pop Culture at 11:42 AM

New Kenner cards are a blast from the past

Originally published by DK on July 16, 2017 at 11:42 am

The Cadillac of Mines

Posted Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 08:59 pm GMT -5 in Family,History,Travel at 8:59 PM

A return to the Soudan Underground Mine

Originally published by DK on July 4, 2017 at 8:59 pm

Vikings of my youth

Posted Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 05:26 pm GMT -5 in Football,History at 5:26 PM

#77 – Gary Larsen

Originally published by DK on June 14, 2017 at 5:26 pm

Fun stuff at Shattucks

Posted Saturday, April 15th, 2017 05:26 pm GMT -5 in History,Hockey,Schools at 5:26 PM

Crosby, Toews and a midget Zach Parise

Originally published by DK on April 15, 2017 at 5:26 pm

Dayton’s, no more

Posted Friday, March 24th, 2017 09:01 pm GMT -5 in Business,History,Shopping at 9:01 PM

End of an era 🙁

Originally published by DK on March 24, 2017 at 9:01 pm

Scenes from the train

Posted Friday, March 17th, 2017 09:02 am GMT -5 in Design,History,Music at 9:02 AM

United Crushers, behind the Gopher Stadium

Originally published by DK on March 17, 2017 at 9:02 am

Ah, Dayton’s

Posted Friday, March 10th, 2017 08:18 pm GMT -5 in History,Shopping at 8:18 PM

The good old days (although I usually went to the one in Southdale)

Originally published by DK on March 10, 2017 at 8:18 pm

History lives in St.Paul

Posted Friday, March 10th, 2017 07:31 am GMT -5 in History at 7:31 AM

Rice Park and Landmark Center

Originally published by DK on March 10, 2017 at 7:31 am

One of those is us

Posted Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 08:24 pm GMT -5 in Design,History at 8:24 PM

North side of the Rayette Lofts, St. Paul

Originally published by DK on March 1, 2017 at 8:24 pm

What I looked like at 19

Posted Friday, February 17th, 2017 08:47 pm GMT -5 in Family,History at 8:47 PM

She asked, so here’s an example

Originally published by DK on February 17, 2017 at 8:47 pm

Credit Unions Forever

Posted Monday, February 6th, 2017 01:48 pm GMT -5 in Business,History at 1:48 PM

Joined NWAFCU almost 32 years ago – can’t believe they used to have your SSN right on the statement

Originally published by DK on February 6, 2017 at 1:48 pm

Second Kingsbury?

Posted Monday, February 6th, 2017 01:38 pm GMT -5 in Family,History,Running,Travel at 1:38 PM

First from Eagan, first of those born on 1/19 – my results sheet and bib from the 1996 Bloomsday 12K in Spokane

Originally published by DK on February 6, 2017 at 1:38 pm

Back when I was smart

Posted Monday, February 6th, 2017 01:32 pm GMT -5 in History,Schools at 1:32 PM

Inaugural St. Paul Central High School Honor Society, 1986

Originally published by DK on February 6, 2017 at 1:32 pm

A Cop in Hot Pants

Posted Saturday, February 4th, 2017 11:52 pm GMT -5 in History,Pop Culture,Television at 11:52 PM

Cleaning and packing can be fun

Originally published by DK on February 4, 2017 at 11:52 pm

Never heard of this before

Posted Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 09:46 pm GMT -5 in History,Links,Politics at 9:46 PM

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Eyes

Originally published by DK on February 1, 2017 at 9:46 pm

The movie literally showed us

Posted Thursday, January 26th, 2017 11:16 am GMT -5 in History,Links,Movies,Pop Culture at 11:16 AM

http://fxrant.blogspot.com/2017/01/the-death-star-and-final-trench-run.html

Originally published by DK on January 26, 2017 at 11:16 am

Winston Churchill

Posted Friday, January 20th, 2017 09:29 am GMT -5 in History,Politics,Quotes at 9:29 AM

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter…

Originally published by DK on January 20, 2017 at 9:29 am

Never really our thing

Posted Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 12:32 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,History at 12:32 PM

…but it will still be missed. Last few days of the Oak Grill @ Dayton’s 12th floor

Originally published by DK on January 17, 2017 at 12:32 pm

A grander era

Posted Thursday, December 15th, 2016 09:07 pm GMT -5 in History,Travel at 9:07 PM

So much more elegant than email and Snapchat

Originally published by DK on December 15, 2016 at 9:07 pm

Orca and the Empress

Posted Thursday, December 15th, 2016 08:57 pm GMT -5 in History,Travel at 8:57 PM

The Fairmount was a little worn, but so full of history

Originally published by DK on December 15, 2016 at 8:57 pm

Life size Mammoth

Posted Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 07:57 pm GMT -5 in History,Museums,Travel at 7:57 PM

Royal BC Museum dioramas rule

Originally published by DK on December 13, 2016 at 7:57 pm

Video game flashbacks

Posted Thursday, July 14th, 2016 12:38 am GMT -5 in Games,History,Technology at 12:38 AM

Crystal Castles @ Up-Down Minneapolis 

Originally published by DK on July 14, 2016 at 12:38 am

Elie Wiesel Visits Disneyland

Posted Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 12:54 pm GMT -5 in Disney,History,Links at 12:54 PM

Elie Wiesel Visits Disneyland

Originally published by DK on July 5, 2016 at 12:54 pm

Armory looks weird inside

Posted Friday, June 3rd, 2016 12:33 pm GMT -5 in Business,Design,History at 12:33 PM

Not what I expected…

Originally published by DK on June 3, 2016 at 12:33 pm

Since 1939

Posted Friday, May 13th, 2016 12:48 pm GMT -5 in Food,History at 12:48 PM

Band Box Diner, Elliot Park, Minneapolis 

Originally published by DK on May 13, 2016 at 12:48 pm

Mummies of St. Paul

Posted Friday, April 29th, 2016 07:12 pm GMT -5 in History,Museums at 7:12 PM

Friday at the museum

Originally published by DK on April 29, 2016 at 7:12 pm

Schools two and three

Posted Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 12:59 pm GMT -5 in History,Schools at 12:59 PM

Randolph Heights and Ramsey Junior High, St. Paul

Originally published by DK on April 23, 2016 at 12:59 pm

Back where it all happened

Posted Friday, April 22nd, 2016 09:19 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,History,Movies,Music at 9:19 PM

Purple Rain @ First Ave

Originally published by DK on April 22, 2016 at 9:19 pm

Haven’t thought of this in ages

Posted Saturday, April 16th, 2016 04:53 pm GMT -5 in Food,History at 4:53 PM

The Pop Shoppe (product) reappears in Edina

Originally published by DK on April 16, 2016 at 4:53 pm

Grandma’s photo album

Posted Sunday, March 27th, 2016 03:29 pm GMT -5 in Family,History,Photography at 3:29 PM

Don’t think I have a lot of these

Originally published by DK on March 27, 2016 at 3:29 pm

Should’ve been bald

Posted Saturday, March 19th, 2016 06:25 pm GMT -5 in Family,Fashion,History at 6:25 PM

Why can’t I have normal hair?

Originally published by DK on March 19, 2016 at 6:25 pm

Where the nose comes from

Posted Saturday, March 19th, 2016 01:43 pm GMT -5 in Family,History at 1:43 PM

My great grandfather Charles

Originally published by DK on March 19, 2016 at 1:43 pm

Paging Dr. Dewey

Posted Monday, March 14th, 2016 08:46 pm GMT -5 in History,Schools at 8:46 PM

The very first Eastview principal (1997)

Originally published by DK on March 14, 2016 at 8:46 pm

Thomas Edison

Posted Thursday, February 4th, 2016 09:44 am GMT -5 in History,Personal,Quotes at 9:44 AM

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.

Originally published by DK on February 4, 2016 at 9:44 am

The Great Dane

Posted Monday, December 21st, 2015 11:15 pm GMT -5 in Football,History,Sports,Travel at 11:15 PM

And one year as a Viking

Originally published by DK on December 21, 2015 at 11:15 pm

24 Years Ago Today

Posted Monday, December 14th, 2015 08:30 pm GMT -5 in Family,History,Holidays at 8:30 PM

Happy Anniversary, CMK ❤️

Originally published by DK on December 14, 2015 at 8:30 pm

Long Live Captain EO

Posted Friday, December 11th, 2015 09:56 pm GMT -5 in Disney,History,Links,Movies at 9:56 PM

https://www.yahoo.com/movies/the-making-of-captain-eo-lucas-coppola-and-162110246.html

Originally published by DK on December 11, 2015 at 9:56 pm

Celebrating 40 Years

Posted Saturday, November 14th, 2015 11:40 am GMT -5 in Food,History at 11:40 AM

Key’s on Raymond, St. Paul

Originally published by DK on November 14, 2015 at 11:40 am

Ye Old Troll

Posted Saturday, November 14th, 2015 11:38 am GMT -5 in History,Pop Culture at 11:38 AM

Minnesota State Fair Heritage and History Center

Originally published by DK on November 14, 2015 at 11:38 am

It’ll tickle yore innards

Posted Saturday, October 17th, 2015 05:29 pm GMT -5 in Design,Food,History at 5:29 PM

Mountain Dew – filled by Stan and Claire

Originally published by DK on October 17, 2015 at 5:29 pm

Lost Python? Yes!!

Posted Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 10:50 am GMT -5 in History,Links,Movies,Pop Culture,Video at 10:50 AM

Originally published by DK on October 14, 2015 at 10:50 am

Miss you, Mr. Sound Effect

Posted Saturday, September 19th, 2015 10:04 pm GMT -5 in History,Personal at 10:04 PM

Tom Keith memorial, Fitzgerald Theater, Saint Paul, Minnesota 

Originally published by DK on September 19, 2015 at 10:04 pm

A tribute to Megan

Posted Monday, September 14th, 2015 10:58 am GMT -5 in Friends,History at 10:58 AM

Ironman Memorial, Chisholm, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on September 14, 2015 at 10:58 am

Booji Boy

Posted Monday, August 24th, 2015 04:30 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,History,Museums,Music at 4:30 PM

This mask freaks me out – Myopia @ Mia

Originally published by DK on August 24, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Golf blast from the past

Posted Saturday, August 15th, 2015 04:10 pm GMT -5 in Golf,History at 4:10 PM

Rich Acres on a metro golf poster at Brookview

Originally published by DK on August 15, 2015 at 4:10 pm

The original lighthouse?

Posted Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 07:32 pm GMT -5 in History,Travel at 7:32 PM

On the walk to the current Grand Marais lighthouse

Originally published by DK on August 11, 2015 at 7:32 pm

I love this page so much

Posted Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 10:19 pm GMT -5 in Friends,History,Links,Technology at 10:19 PM

http://www.mactech.com/articles/mactech/Vol.22/22.08/2006MacTech25/index.html

Originally published by DK on August 5, 2015 at 10:19 pm
 

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