7minutemiles.com is the personal website of David Michael Kingsbury.
Why seven minute miles?
It’s the pace I need to run to qualify for the Boston Marathon.
Who am I?
The short tagline says husband, dad and stadium IT director. An extended version would add runner, golfer, skier, mountain biker, foodie, photographer, traveler (41 of 50 states, nine countries) and music lover. The really long version can be found here, while my résumé is here. Industries in a nutshell: airlines, education, casinos and stadiums. BBA from UW-Madison and MBA from University of Minnesota. Nerd.
My (retired) father still lives in the same house in St. Paul that I grew up in, while my brother and sister both moved away (Orlando and Duluth, respectively). Lost my mother December 2017. Kid one has moved out and attended MCTC, while kid two is almost done with high school. Married to my high school sweetheart since ’91.
There is still technically a company called 7 Minute Miles, LLC, that I own, but it is currently dormant. Previously known as Golden Links Publishing, Ltd., projects included technology consulting, web development and online publishing (including the MN Publishing Company web sites).
Some of my favorite entertainment
My workstation: 21.5-inch Retina 4K iMac 2017 (“MrJackpot” – 3 GHz Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)
My phone: Silver iPhone Xs (“MyPreciousXs” – 256GB)
I started skiing when I was nine years old. For the first three years, I skied at one place only–Schweitzer Basin in Sandpoint, Idaho. Here are some of the other areas I’ve visited over the years:
- Mt. Spokane, Washington
- Breckenridge, Colorado
- Copper Mountain, Colorado
- Keystone Resort, Colorado
- Dartmouth Skiway, New Hamshire
- Lutsen Mountain, Minnesota
- Wild Mountain, Minnesota
- Trollhaugen, Wisconsin
- Welch Village, Minnesota
- Buck Hill, Minnesota
- Afton Alps, Minnesota
- Powder Ridge, Minnesota
- Spirit Mountain, Minnesota
- Giants Ridge, Minnesota
- Winter Park, Colorado
- Big Sky, Montana
I raced slalom in high school at an area in Wisconsin called Birch Park, which is now a golf course and housing development. I’m very old school when it comes to skiing–no snowboards and no shaped skis for me. Started nordic skiing (and snowshoeing) in 2010.
Yes, I’ve been a stamp nerd since I was little. Some favorites:
One of my uncles gave me a first day cover subscription to the Postal Commemorative Society when I was ten years old. I maintained the account until February 2011, when it became too expensive to continue.
First Day Covers Pages
10s: 2010 | 2011
00s: 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009
90s: 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999
80s: 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989
First Day Cover Database Stats:
- Covers Entered - 1614
- Top Designers - Richard Sheaff (121) Derry Noyes (96) Ethel Kessler (88)
- Top Cities - Washington, DC 20066 (205) New York, NY 10199 (149) Columbus, OH 43216 (60)
I also have a small collection of uncut stamp sheets: