I agree with Richard Nixon on this 100%:

This is exactly how I felt in college and exactly how I feel today: It is terribly ironic that the man who said this in 1959 was largely responsible in 1968 for making this dire prediction come to pass. In 1959, Vice-President Nixon, speaking to members of California’s Commonwealth Club, was asked if he’d like […]

Wake up call – part 2 (now completed)

I’m still practicing French and then I’ll probably start reading the best history of the bloodiest battle in American Military History the Meuse Argonne. Its the battle that led to my Grandfather’s receiving the Medal of Honor. Last night I rewatched the masterful summary of World War I on PBS. So, I’m in no rush […]

Some filler between snow shoveling

Busy, Busy, Busy. I only made about seven hours last week for my French studies……which are mostly a lot of drill, drill, drill. I have effectively set the basement level for weekly (hebdomadaire in French) practice from now until my departure to France in September. Duluth got enough snow Saturday and Sunday for someone to […]

Email fencing over 2016 politics – Round 3

And my Buddy again: From “your Buddy” Sent: Fri, 5 Aug 2016 12:50:02 -0500 Subject: Re: Althouse: Have you watched last night’s Libertarian town hall? Harry: I wouldn’t bet any money that Hillary will be the next president of the United States. See http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/05/opinion/the-perils-of-writing-off-mr-trump.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-left-region&region=opinion-c-col-left-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-left-region&_r=1. What could happen between now and November? For example, who knows […]

Muhammed Ali – a Remembrance

To write this post I googled a timeline of Muhammed Ali’s life. For the purpose of this post I’m only interested in my own impressionalbe years from my age 9 until age 23′ I discovered that my Dad was a sport’s enthusiast of the barkalounger type early on. Just before I hit my teenage years […]

40 Years later

Spellcheck alert: I haven’t figured out an easy way to spell check when I use computers other than my own. Twenty years ago I attended my last high school reunion. I’m prone to nostalgia. Claudia is not but she agreed to return to Mankato a couple months ago and we arranged to meet my fellow […]