The slog forward

This past month at TI has been the breaking point, but I don’t really want to get into that. There is so much great in my life and in the world that to focus on things that make me sad and that I cannot change, seems like a fruitless endeavor. I am really excited for … [Read more…]

UPDATE! Fall 2016

Its fall. I haven’t updated this blog in quite some time, but i’m still working out at the Casino. I can see myself being there for another 2 years or so, then I’ll move on. I have been living in the camper since March. Everything has been pretty good. I’ve learned how to live like … [Read more…]

Guessing Game

I used to write this guessing game on the TI-85 calculators in high school. I haven’t written it since then, but I am now learning JavaScript and thought it would be fun. Give it your best shot! Follow this link! Guessing Game!!

New Job – Life update

I’ve been working really hard at moving forward with my career and getting out of debt. I think anyone reading this probably already knows, but I have a few life updates that I’d like to log here. In April of last year, I set up a payment plan on my student loans. I finally saw … [Read more…]

Bitter Pill

Here’s a song I recorded today. I just got my new harmonica brace and ableton set up on my laptop. It’s mostly just me practicing my blowing, sucking, and strumming, but it was fun and I thought I’d share. I’m getting my new bedroom dialed in and may record some more stuff and possibly do … [Read more…]

Knife Skillz

Homemade Irish Cream

Yes, you can make the classic whiskey liqueur at home Photo: Katie Foster/ Tasting Table Irish cream isn’t always considered the most sophisticated spirit, but there’s no shame in the occasional after-dinner tipple of the sweet, creamy stuff, especially when you make it yourself. That’s right—fresh Irish cream is easily within your reach and endlessly … [Read more…]

North Shore Fall 2015

We took a trip up to visit my dad. The weather was cold, the leaves had all changed and most had fallen. We hiked in to the high falls, where I’d never been before. We also hiked to “Two Step” falls. It was great fall weather up north. Brisk and sunny. We had a big … [Read more…]

Sam Harris Quote

No rational atheist (or “New Atheist”) holds religion accountable for every idiotic or unethical thing religious people do. We blame a religion only for what its adherents do as a direct result of its doctrines, such as opposing gay marriage or killing apostates. Atheism has no doctrines. It does not demand that a person do … [Read more…]

Pema Chodron

The only reason we don’t open our hearts and minds to other people is that they trigger confusion in us that we don’t feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with. To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves, we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else’s eyes. ” … [Read more…]

The Torch Singer

    Artist: John Prine Album: Diamonds in the Rough Year: 1972 C The night club was burning D G From the torch singer’s song C G D And the sweat was flooding her eyes G The catwalk squeaked C G Neath the bartender’s feet G D G And the smoke was too heavy to … [Read more…]

How Lucky

Capo 4th fret – Intro is the same chords as verse C F Today I walked down the street I use to wander C G Yeah, shook my head and made myself a bet C F There was all these things that I don’t think I remember C G C Hey, How lucky can one … [Read more…]

One Hundred Love Sonnets: XVII

I don’t love you as if you were a rose of salt, topaz, or arrow of carnations that propagate fire: I love you as one loves certain obscure things, secretly, between the shadow and the soul.I love you as the plant that doesn’t bloom but carries the light of those flowers, hidden, within itself, and … [Read more…]

The Hearts by Robert Pinsky

The legendary muscle that wants and grieves, The organ of attachment, the pump of thrills And troubles, clinging in stubborn colonies Like pulpy shore-life battened on a jetty. Slashed by the little deaths of sleep and pleasure, They swell in the nurturing spasms of the waves, Sucking to cling; and even in death itself— Baked, … [Read more…]


A rash phase unearthed unchained amazed. Can’t take away the faith in the few. there will always be a nothingness. Never being full is what is best to expect. Want what will be and you can have anything as long as you don’t care what it is. Show biz kids and Colwne Towne freaks No … [Read more…]

Grateful Day, September 10th, 2015

Today was a good day. I got to have dinner with most of my family. I’m grateful that my friends showed up. Rachael and Theresa were unexpected guests. My mom had a tragic event happen in her life. I am grateful that I was here for her to talk to. The meal was delicious. I’m … [Read more…]

Mongoliany Beefy

  Mongolian Beef, An “Authentic” Recipe JULY 18, 2015 BY BILL 44 COMMENTS What, exactly, are the origins of Mongolian Beef? It’s definitely not Mongolian… In fact, in Mongolia, more often than not, meat is simply boiled and dipped in sauces–not exactly a stir-fry. Of course, everything is served with Bai Jiu, a stiff, white lightning … [Read more…]

Recipe: Classic French Ratatouille

Source: Recipe: Classic French Ratatouille This Provençal stew doesn’t allow for any fuss—and it shouldn’t, seeing as late summer is the best time to use all those beautiful eggplants, tomatoes and peppers from the market (or your garden). The trick is to salt the eggplants ahead of time to extract any excess water, then pat … [Read more…]

Garlic Bombs

Ingredients 2 russet potatoes 4 dozen garlic cloves 1 cup ricotta cheese 2 eggs 1 sweet onion, peeled and diced ½ cup flour ¼ cup chopped parsley ½ cup Parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 cup bread crumbs Directions 1. Preheat oven to 425°F. 2. Wash the potatoes and poke with fork … [Read more…]

Quaking Bog – Fall 2013

It was fall 2013 when I brought my camera to Quaking Bog in Theo Wirth Park. I ran into a deer and found a bottle on the ground. It was just approaching the golden hour, so I got some pretty gorgeous shots. I’m happy to share them with you here:

Forestville Opener and MWMF

We traveled south to Forestville State Park for fishing opener. Jack, Naomi, and myself cruised down and hoped to get some fishing in, even though we assumed it would be busy. Opening weekend in SEMN can be really busy, but we did a whole bunch of driving around and sight seeing and exploring. We made … [Read more…]


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New Additions

Hip Hop/Rap Turntable Scientifics by Mr. Dibbs#StayInTheLoop by Floyd The LocsmifThorns by Aesop Rock (Feat. Eyedea & Slug)California Sessions Volume 2 (unreleased 2003) by Moka OnlyBon Appetit by Action BronsonLost In Translation by Pharoahe MonchEarl Sweatshirt by Earl SweatshirtFolarin by WaleA.W.O.L 2.0 by AZ x Phil GektorLone Sharks (Deluxe) by The Doppelgangaz Rock/Punk/Indie/Other Sister Chance … [Read more…]


Check out the fishing and camping trips category for more posts. #nipthetip #whipitout #fishawngetthenet #fishawn #whipthenip #matchthehatch #foamishome #answerthephone #getouttamyhouse match the hatch! MN Hatch Chart GET MN MAPS HERE Trout Stream Maps Lake Maps Interactive Wisconsin Map GET WI MAPS HERE Buffalo County Streams in Buffalo Barron County Chippewa County Dunn County Wilson Creek … [Read more…]


Do you love beer? Lord baby jesus in heaven knows I do. RDWHAHB. I’ve brewed some really good beers, and I’d like to brew more. I’d like to keep this as a kind of log of all the beers I’m brewing and sharing with all my friends.     Check the ‘Beer’ category for all … [Read more…]


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