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Bougie Boys

Posted Thursday, January 16th, 2020 10:02 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food,Travel at 10:02 PM

Spoil ’em? Just a little…

Originally published by DK on January 16, 2020 at 10:02 pm

Reminded me of Greg ❤️

Posted Thursday, January 16th, 2020 06:44 pm GMT -6 in Art,Family,Travel at 6:44 PM

He would’ve totally loved this trip

Originally published by DK on January 16, 2020 at 6:44 pm

We found her!

Posted Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 10:17 pm GMT -6 in Family,History,Travel at 10:17 PM

The Ghost Bride @ Fairmont Banff Springs

Originally published by DK on January 14, 2020 at 10:17 pm

Off to the Great White North

Posted Monday, January 13th, 2020 08:41 am GMT -6 in Family,Travel at 8:41 AM

MSP-YYC

Originally published by DK on January 13, 2020 at 8:41 am

RIP Jean Kane, 1944-2019

Posted Monday, January 6th, 2020 09:35 pm GMT -6 in Family,Personal at 9:35 PM

The Smith Family December Curse has now carried over to the Kane side, as Colleen’s mom Jean passed away on December 30. Add this to my uncle Greg last year, my mom Karen in 2017, my grandfather Donald in 2013 and my grandmother Helen in 2007. January may be cold, but it’s nice to be done with another December.

Grandma Jean had Huntington’s disease, a genetic degenerative neurological disorder that she fought valiantly for many years. Unfortunately, there is no cure and her symptoms eventually forced her out of the house where Colleen grew up in the Midway area of Saint Paul. She moved to assisted care living last summer and had a nice corner room with a view at Sunrise of Roseville.

Jean was a Christmas Eve baby, so we always celebrated her birthday along with the Kane Christmas on the 24th. This year we were fortunate to have Colleen’s brother Dan pick up Jean from Sunrise and bring her over to his house in Oakdale for dinner and cake. She had caught a bit of the flu earlier in the month, but was doing better on her birthday. Thankfully, Colleen and Dan both got to talk to her on the phone earlier on the day she passed, which by all signs was peaceful and without pain.

Thank you to everyone at Mueller-Bies Funeral Home, Saint Columba Catholic Church and Oakland Cemetery for your help in arranging the events of the last two days. Even though funerals are difficult emotionally, it was wonderful to see the outpouring of love and support from family and friends – many of whom we only see at events like this.

❤️

Obituary from Mueller-Bies and photo gallery after the jump.

Jean Carol Kane. Age 75, of St. Paul. Beloved Mom and Grandma Passed away December 30, 2019, after battling Huntington’s Disease for six years. Preceded in death by loving husband, James T. Kane; and parents, Francis and Esther Reith. Survived by children, Colleen (David) Kingsbury and Daniel (Alicia) Kane; grandchildren, Sasha and Marisa; siblings, Mary Ann (William) Pozarski and Frank (Jean) Reith; other family and many dear friends and neighbors. Jean loved talking with her friends and family, crossword puzzles, and watching Channel 2. She was loved so much and will be dearly missed. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Monday, January 6 at THE CHURCH OF ST. COLUMBA, 1327 Lafond Ave, St. Paul. Interment Oakland Cemetery. Visitation 1-4 PM Sunday at MUELLER-BIES FUNERAL HOME-ROSEVILLE, 2130 N Dale St at Co Rd B, and at the church from 10-11 AM Monday. MUELLER-BIES 651-487-2550
Published in Pioneer Press from Jan. 3 to Jan. 5, 2020

Originally published by DK on January 6, 2020 at 9:35 pm

Family comfort food

Posted Friday, January 3rd, 2020 09:18 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food at 9:18 PM

Pizza from the original

Originally published by DK on January 3, 2020 at 9:18 pm

Winter in the city

Posted Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 12:08 pm GMT -6 in Family,Holidays,Weather at 12:08 PM

SK window in Minneapolis

Originally published by DK on December 31, 2019 at 12:08 pm

She’s Nive Man Famous

Posted Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 02:56 pm GMT -6 in Business,Family,Food,Holidays at 2:56 PM

Gift card sale ends today

Originally published by DK on December 22, 2019 at 2:56 pm

Day late anniversary dinner

Posted Sunday, December 15th, 2019 07:45 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food,Holidays at 7:45 PM

Last 14 Asian Eatery

Originally published by DK on December 15, 2019 at 7:45 pm

Support your local tree farm

Posted Sunday, December 15th, 2019 04:04 pm GMT -6 in Family,Holidays at 4:04 PM

Sustainable Christmas traditions

Originally published by DK on December 15, 2019 at 4:04 pm

Top 9 of 2019

Posted Thursday, December 12th, 2019 07:56 pm GMT -6 in Family,Friends,Photography at 7:56 PM

5.4K likes isn’t too shabby

Originally published by DK on December 12, 2019 at 7:56 pm

Hello, doge x2

Posted Monday, December 9th, 2019 09:06 am GMT -6 in Family,Pets at 9:06 AM

MK on the babysitting gig

Originally published by DK on December 9, 2019 at 9:06 am

All ready to ski

Posted Monday, December 2nd, 2019 06:37 pm GMT -6 in Family,Shopping,Skiing at 6:37 PM

Uncle Greg would be proud

Originally published by DK on December 2, 2019 at 6:37 pm

From an 8 to a red XR

Posted Saturday, November 30th, 2019 02:10 pm GMT -6 in Family,Shopping,Technology at 2:10 PM

Happy iPhone Upgrade Day for kid one

Originally published by DK on November 30, 2019 at 2:10 pm

Thanksgiving 2019

Posted Thursday, November 28th, 2019 06:56 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food,Holidays at 6:56 PM

Thanks, Auntie Lynn

Originally published by DK on November 28, 2019 at 6:56 pm

Rico Suave

Posted Thursday, November 28th, 2019 12:31 am GMT -6 in Family,Pets at 12:31 AM

Nice look there, Luna

Originally published by DK on November 28, 2019 at 12:31 am

Lunch at Mama’s Fish House

Posted Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 05:15 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food,Travel at 5:15 PM

We had a great time on Maui last week, despite the record high temps (and crazy dew points). We had lots of great food recommendations from people, but Mama’s Fish House took home the prize for most memorable experience. Located on the central north shore of Maui just outside Paia, Mama’s was a 2018 James Beard semifinalist for Outstanding Restaurant. Open Table says Mama’s is the second most popular restaurant in the United States, Trip Advisor has them listed as a Top 10 U.S. Fine Dining Restaurant, while ZAGAT has them number one for food on Maui. Everyone we talked to said Mama’s was expensive, but also a can’t miss.

Needless to say, expectations were high…

Floyd and Doris Christenson have an awesome backstory. The location, atmosphere and general setting of Mama’s is probably the most Hawaiian thing I’ve ever seen in my life. You turn off the Hana Highway at the fishing boat and enter a lot that offers complimentary valet. Once checked in, you get to roam around their own private beach, which we were told often has sea turtles playing in the water. The day we visited had a high surf warning, so the turtles were (hopefully) playing elsewhere. After checking in at a second host stand, we were escorted into the open-air dining room and seated near the bar.

Our server Lacey was wonderful. We started with fancy tropical drinks: Colleen had a Mama’s Margarita, while I had a Pink Hibiscus (hibiscus, elderflower liqueur, lime, cranberry and Maui PAU vodka). We shared an appetizer of seared island venison with honey lime sauce, which was extremely tender for venison. We both had autumn salads, with Waipoli greens, Kula persimmons, spiced pecans, goat cheese and Tahitian vanilla vinaigrette dressing. For the fish main course, I choose “kanpachi from ocean waters off Hawaii Island,” while Colleen had “onaga caught bottom fishing off Keanae by Joe Hobson.” We both loved that they customized the menu daily with who caught the fish (and where). I was super-excited to order the Polynesian Black Pearl for dessert: lilikoi (passion fruit) chocolate mousse in a pastry seashell (with a beautiful plate presentation – pics after the jump).

When we looked at the menu before we went, I didn’t think the prices were crazy-high. Afterwards, we found out it just all adds up, turning in to the most we’ve probably ever spent on lunch. That’s also part of the trick – there is no discount for having lunch over dinner. We heard one of the servers say they average about 1,000 covers a day, so I think they can price however they want. I’m glad we went, though, and would highly recommend it at least once in your life. Mahalo, Mama.

Originally published by DK on November 3, 2019 at 5:15 pm

Last night of Hawaii 5-0

Posted Thursday, October 31st, 2019 10:54 pm GMT -6 in Family,Travel at 10:54 PM

Thank you, Kaanapali Beach Hotel

Originally published by DK on October 31, 2019 at 10:54 pm

Job opportunity for MK

Posted Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 09:59 pm GMT -6 in Family,Travel,Work at 9:59 PM

Lifeguard @ D.T. Fleming Beach Park

Originally published by DK on October 30, 2019 at 9:59 pm

A different North Shore

Posted Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 02:39 am GMT -6 in Family,Food,Travel at 2:39 AM

CK @ Mama’s Fish House Beach

Originally published by DK on October 29, 2019 at 2:39 am

Maui Target > Eagan Target

Posted Saturday, October 26th, 2019 10:19 pm GMT -6 in Family,Shopping,Travel at 10:19 PM

Only one on the island

Originally published by DK on October 26, 2019 at 10:19 pm

Roscoe goes to Hawaii

Posted Saturday, October 26th, 2019 04:52 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food,Travel at 4:52 PM

Chicken and pancakes @ Roy’s

Originally published by DK on October 26, 2019 at 4:52 pm

One Year of Bonus Time

Posted Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 08:20 am GMT -6 in Family,Friends,Personal,Travel,Work at 8:20 AM

It was a year ago today when a blood vessel in my head decided it had enough, resulting in a ruptured aneurysm and subarachnoid hemorrhaging on the train platform outside U.S. Bank Stadium. It was a humbling experience to see the outpouring of love and support from my family and friends throughout my recovery and I will be forever thankful to the good Samaritan in the pickup truck, the first responders that treated me on the platform and the entire staff at Hennepin Healthcare for extending my time on this little planet we call home.

Health-wise, things are almost back to normal. I’m still wearing glasses with a 3M Prism lens on the left side to correct the remaining double vision. The strength of the lens has dropped from +30 to +8 during the past 11 months and the hope is still that I eventually won’t need them at all. I can read most screens without glasses, but the “bilateral 6th nerve palsy” and resulting diplopia at further distances is really the only major remaining issue from October 8, 2018. I’ve been off all of the additional medications from my time in the ICU for a while now and have returned to most physical activities with no issues. In fact, my bike mileage in 2019 sits at 1,058 miles and I’ve played 21 rounds of golf (both of which are a little more challenging with glasses).

I won’t lie, walking past that spot nearly every day is unsettling. It can feel frustrating to not be 100% yet with my vision. And all that weight I lost in the hospital came back with a vengeance. But I am so thankful for having access to high-quality healthcare that didn’t bankrupt our family. This full year of bonus time had some amazing memories: an extra special Thanksgiving with family, the NCAA Final Four, MK’s graduation, Las Vegas with SK, lake visits to Vermilion and Superior, Rib Fest, Summer X Games, another epic State Fair, a quick day trip to Los Angeles, the Saints championship season, more Vikings football and lots of concerts and restaurants. Life at fifty has been good.

So where to from here? I’ll be seeing my eye doctor again soon and I need to get back to my “regular” doctor to start all of the normal old guy things that need to be tested and monitored. Colleen and I head to Maui later this month to check off the second milestone birthday trip that was postponed due to the incident. Hopefully we’ll get the third and final trip scheduled for January. This week I’ll find out about the 2020 London Marathon ballot, which would immediately kick-start a return to running. Quick trip next week to Milwaukee to visit the Buck’s new arena. After the Vikings-Eagles game this weekend, the football season will already be half over. And you know what Steve Miller said about flying eagles…

Originally published by DK on October 8, 2019 at 8:20 am

Surprise dinner out

Posted Saturday, October 5th, 2019 06:25 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food at 6:25 PM

P.S. Steak with the fam

Originally published by DK on October 5, 2019 at 6:25 pm

Why u mad, brah?

Posted Saturday, September 28th, 2019 10:52 am GMT -6 in Family,Pets at 10:52 AM

Drowned rat

Originally published by DK on September 28, 2019 at 10:52 am

Home delivery from Randolph

Posted Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 08:10 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food at 8:10 PM

Thanks, MK

Originally published by DK on September 24, 2019 at 8:10 pm

Butterfly release #2

Posted Sunday, September 15th, 2019 04:38 pm GMT -6 in Family,Nature at 4:38 PM

SK with Chrysanthemum in Mears Park

Originally published by DK on September 15, 2019 at 4:38 pm

MK’s friend in the wild

Posted Saturday, September 14th, 2019 03:36 pm GMT -6 in Family,Nature at 3:36 PM

Felicity came home from the fair in a cocoon

Originally published by DK on September 14, 2019 at 3:36 pm

First day of college

Posted Monday, August 26th, 2019 09:15 am GMT -6 in Family,Schools at 9:15 AM

Go, MK, go! Proud of you…

Originally published by DK on August 26, 2019 at 9:15 am

Dinner @ Dinette

Posted Saturday, August 24th, 2019 08:08 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food at 8:08 PM

Nice to see Lynn and Dad

Originally published by DK on August 24, 2019 at 8:08 pm

The Great Minneapolis Get Together

Posted Friday, August 23rd, 2019 08:19 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food,Friends at 8:19 PM

Come on, Hootie

Originally published by DK on August 23, 2019 at 8:19 pm

Postcard day in Red Wing

Posted Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 10:50 pm GMT -6 in Family,Golf,Travel,Weather at 10:50 PM

Mississippi National with the boys

Originally published by DK on August 14, 2019 at 10:50 pm

Lowertown friends

Posted Saturday, August 10th, 2019 03:43 pm GMT -6 in Family,Personal,Pets at 3:43 PM

Surprise visit from the SK (and my closet needs a cleaning)

Originally published by DK on August 10, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Be Unstoppable

Posted Friday, August 2nd, 2019 09:15 pm GMT -6 in Family,Friends,Games at 9:15 PM

Go Squad (XGMN19)

Originally published by DK on August 2, 2019 at 9:15 pm

Thank you, Lyft driver

Posted Sunday, July 21st, 2019 10:57 am GMT -6 in Family,Work at 10:57 AM

Well, not really a Lyft driver

Originally published by DK on July 21, 2019 at 10:57 am

Family reunion in 317

Posted Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 10:24 pm GMT -6 in Baseball,Family at 10:24 PM

Swapped out uncles…

Originally published by DK on July 17, 2019 at 10:24 pm

Breakfast is for the birds

Posted Sunday, July 7th, 2019 12:39 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food,Pets at 12:39 PM

Lunes likes her waffles

Originally published by DK on July 7, 2019 at 12:39 pm

BFFs forever

Posted Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 10:58 am GMT -6 in Family,Food,Friends,Travel at 10:58 AM

MK + Gordy = true love ❤️

Originally published by DK on July 3, 2019 at 10:58 am

The Lonely Island at Armory

Posted Sunday, June 30th, 2019 08:45 pm GMT -6 in Concerts,Family,Music at 8:45 PM

It’s been a while since I’ve written a full concert post here, but the Lonely Island show at the Armory last night definitely merits a longer report. We really didn’t know what to expect, as many of the original SNL video shorts that made their songs famous have big name guest stars and elaborate staging. When opener Neal Brennan (co-creator of Chappelle’s Show) did a straight stand-up routine on basically an empty stage, we were even more confused as to what the rest of the night would hold in store. After a short wait between sets, surprise guest number one, Seth Meyers, introduced the main act and off we went…

Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg and Jorma Taccone tore through all of their hits, singing in front of a giant video screen that was brilliantly programmed all evening. The night included many costume changes, but only one other major surprise guest star – the real Jose Canseco during Jose and Mark (from the 2019 Netflix special The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience). We were taking side bets on who else might show up: Justin Timberlake has family ties to Minnesota, while Maya Rudolph clearly loves Prince and Minneapolis. No go on anybody else – JT was portrayed as a marionette, while they just played the whole IHOP parking lot video on the big screen. I didn’t want any spoilers by looking up reviews of previous stops on this tour (Minneapolis was the last stop), but apparently T-Pain showed up at Summerfest in Milwaukee for I’m On A Boat and Chris Parnell performed Lazy Sunday at two of the New York shows.

Groups like Lonely Island and Tenacious D are tickets that I’m surprised are so popular, as I’d hazard that 75% of the general population has no idea who they are. Not sure that the Armory show was officially sold out, but the place was packed and we had a long line for the GA floor when we arrived half an hour before doors opened. The four of us ended up with a decent spot far stage left and (most) people were well behaved all night. I personally didn’t get to look at the merch table all that much, but I heard they had a wide variety of creative, fairly priced items for purchase. Setlist and a few pics after the jump.

Setlist:

  • We’re on Stage
  • Ground Rules
  • Jizz In My Pants
  • Yolo
  • Diaper Money
  • Semicolon
  • Boombox
  • The Creep
  • FREE T SHIRTS
  • Ras Trent
  • Like a Boss
  • Threw It on the Ground
  • We Like Sportz
  • Shy Ronnie
  • I’m So Humble
  • Finest Girl (Bin Laden Song)
  • Jorma’s Diary
  • Jose and Mark (with Jose Canseco)
  • Uniform On
  • Joe Montana Rap
  • IHOP Parking Lot
  • Lazy Sunday
  • Laser Cats Through Cinema History
  • Dick in a Box / Motherlover / 3-Way (The Golden Rule)
  • We Fell Off a Horse
  • I Just Had Sex
  • Encore
  • Incredible Thoughts
  • Donkey Roll
  • Jack Sparrow
  • I’m on a Boat
Originally published by DK on June 30, 2019 at 8:45 pm

Pizza as you like it

Posted Sunday, June 30th, 2019 02:52 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food at 2:52 PM

That hit the spot (as usual)

Originally published by DK on June 30, 2019 at 2:52 pm

Lombard reunion in 317

Posted Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 07:44 pm GMT -6 in Baseball,Family at 7:44 PM

…before I returned to the Delta Club, anyways 😉

Originally published by DK on June 25, 2019 at 7:44 pm

Sno-cones at the pop-up!

Posted Monday, June 24th, 2019 10:15 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food at 10:15 PM

One purple and one red – thanks, SK

Originally published by DK on June 24, 2019 at 10:15 pm

More pics of Greg

Posted Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 08:50 pm GMT -6 in Family at 8:50 PM

Hadn’t seen a lot of these

Originally published by DK on June 2, 2019 at 8:50 pm

Remembering Uncle Greg

Posted Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 10:09 am GMT -6 in Family,Television,Travel at 10:09 AM

Spokane visit or Stranger Things audition?

Originally published by DK on June 2, 2019 at 10:09 am

He’d be proud of you

Posted Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 02:09 pm GMT -6 in Family,Links,Personal at 2:09 PM

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/twincities/obituary.aspx?n=gregory-alan-smith&pid=192923075

Originally published by DK on May 28, 2019 at 2:09 pm

Hi, Mom ❤️

Posted Sunday, May 26th, 2019 11:43 am GMT -6 in Family,Personal at 11:43 AM

Still haven’t figured out this whole grieving thing

Originally published by DK on May 26, 2019 at 11:43 am

She “LOVED” it

Posted Friday, May 24th, 2019 01:31 am GMT -6 in Family,Music,Theater,Travel at 1:31 AM

Beatles Cirque – probably last saw this a dozen years ago

Originally published by DK on May 24, 2019 at 1:31 am

Great experience at Spago

Posted Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 09:25 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food,Travel at 9:25 PM

In the “new” location @ Bellagio

Originally published by DK on May 23, 2019 at 9:25 pm

Sunny, but cold (and windy)

Posted Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 11:09 pm GMT -6 in Casinos,Family,Travel,Weather at 11:09 PM

Caesar’s Palace and the Palms

Originally published by DK on May 22, 2019 at 11:09 pm

Game of Thrones Cirque

Posted Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 12:55 am GMT -6 in Family,Theater,Travel at 12:55 AM

That would be an easy conversion

Originally published by DK on May 22, 2019 at 12:55 am

Denver layover

Posted Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 12:23 pm GMT -6 in Family,Travel at 12:23 PM

It’s so cold here

Originally published by DK on May 21, 2019 at 12:23 pm

MSP-DEN-LAS

Posted Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 08:47 am GMT -6 in Family,Travel at 8:47 AM

Trying WN again with SK

Originally published by DK on May 21, 2019 at 8:47 am

Safely back from Seattle

Posted Sunday, May 19th, 2019 06:48 pm GMT -6 in Baseball,Family,Travel at 6:48 PM

Twins season ticket holder trip was successful

Originally published by DK on May 19, 2019 at 6:48 pm

4AM Wakeup Call

Posted Sunday, May 19th, 2019 01:50 pm GMT -6 in Family,Schools,Travel at 1:50 PM

Field study to the BWCA for MK

Originally published by DK on May 19, 2019 at 1:50 pm

Awesome job by the senior

Posted Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 08:44 am GMT -6 in Family,Schools at 8:44 AM

Presentation completed with flying colors – on to graduation!

Originally published by DK on May 14, 2019 at 8:44 am

Miss you, mom ❤️

Posted Sunday, May 12th, 2019 01:53 pm GMT -6 in Family,Personal at 1:53 PM

Mom at Disneyland

Originally published by DK on May 12, 2019 at 1:53 pm

Can we do an exchange?

Posted Saturday, May 11th, 2019 08:32 pm GMT -6 in Family,Pets at 8:32 PM

Lunes has been a bad boi lately

Originally published by DK on May 11, 2019 at 8:32 pm

Start Here

Posted Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 05:56 pm GMT -6 in Family,Schools at 5:56 PM

MK @ Saint Paul College intro program

Originally published by DK on May 7, 2019 at 5:56 pm

Nosebleeds for P!nk

Posted Sunday, May 5th, 2019 07:36 pm GMT -6 in Concerts,Family,Music at 7:36 PM

…but not working

Originally published by DK on May 5, 2019 at 7:36 pm

Ice, ice, baby

Posted Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 07:33 am GMT -6 in Family,Food at 7:33 AM

Quick trip over to Keg and Case

Originally published by DK on May 1, 2019 at 7:33 am

Somebody has a boyfriend

Posted Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 03:10 pm GMT -6 in Family,Pets at 3:10 PM

Luna was none too happy about that visit, either

Originally published by DK on April 24, 2019 at 3:10 pm

The Important Stuff

Posted Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 01:00 am GMT -6 in Family,Mini Posts,Personal,Politics at 1:00 AM

Growing up, there were two things we never talked about: politics and religion. I’ll leave the latter for another day, but the former is something that I’ve really come to dislike as I’ve grown older. I mean, politics are everywhere, of course, whether it be at work, in the news or at a family gathering. But as far as traditional Republicans versus Democrats, right versus left and conservative versus liberal, I’ve had just about all I can take. I’ve never been a fan of political parties – why can’t all elections be like those for mayor, school board or judge? I don’t need to see an “R” or “D” behind your name – tell me your qualifications, what your positions are and how you came to those conclusions. Party platforms are an intellectual cop-out, in my opinion.

We all form our key values as we mature and I find it interesting how these can change over time (and how they are shaped by our individual experiences and environments). I’ve always held the Golden Rule in high esteem and try to follow the “Thumper Rule” online (“If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all”). Some of my other favorites?

  • Love and kindness
  • Knowledge, expertise and dedication
  • Fairness and equality
  • Civility and respect

Closely related to these values are other things important to me: family and friends, culture, education, science, history, nature, fitness, sportsmanship, fine food, live music, good writing, silence. I used to think that I hated rules (especially those seemingly arbitrary ones created by “the man”), but really I just hate dumb rules (i.e. – this).

Originally published by DK on April 24, 2019 at 1:00 am

In calmer times

Posted Monday, April 15th, 2019 07:16 pm GMT -6 in Family,History,Travel at 7:16 PM

Not our favorite place in Europe, but still tragic news from a historic city

Originally published by DK on April 15, 2019 at 7:16 pm

Today’s lunch visitor

Posted Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 02:12 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food,Work at 2:12 PM

Calm amongst the chaos

Originally published by DK on April 2, 2019 at 2:12 pm

Two of my favorites

Posted Sunday, March 31st, 2019 12:31 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food at 12:31 PM

Really needed that burger today

Originally published by DK on March 31, 2019 at 12:31 pm

Kid comes back soon

Posted Thursday, March 28th, 2019 06:23 pm GMT -6 in Family,Food at 6:23 PM

Squeezing in a few more…

Originally published by DK on March 28, 2019 at 6:23 pm

Hey look, it’s Shelly!

Posted Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 07:10 pm GMT -6 in Family,Friends,Sports at 7:10 PM

Timberwolves vs. Golden State @ Target Center

Originally published by DK on March 19, 2019 at 7:10 pm

A Downtowner breakfast with MK

Posted Thursday, March 14th, 2019 10:07 am GMT -6 in Family,Food at 10:07 AM

Parking really is free

Originally published by DK on March 14, 2019 at 10:07 am

First game in months

Posted Saturday, March 9th, 2019 03:22 pm GMT -6 in Family,Games at 3:22 PM

Nine ball is still my fave

Originally published by DK on March 9, 2019 at 3:22 pm

Wish this was still open

Posted Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 10:09 pm GMT -6 in Family,Movies at 10:09 PM

We lived there a long, long time ago

Originally published by DK on March 3, 2019 at 10:09 pm
 

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