Category Archives: journal

Sharing more about me, less about (almost) everything else.

“…We Wait, and are Patient, and Back We Come….”

This is among my favorite quotes: “‘…Here they stabled their horses and feasted, from here they rode out to fight or drove out to trade. They were a powerful people, and rich, and great builders. They built to last, for … Continue reading

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Drought, Air Quality Alert: Living in the Upper Midwest

CANADA BURNS AS SMOKE SHROUDS MINNESOTA!!! Well, no. Not really. Although that’d make a dandy headline. On the other hand, maybe it’s too obviously overblown. Maybe there’s a fine line between headlines that grab attention without inspiring thought and those … Continue reading

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Deeper in Drought, But 87.5% Vaccinated

(Drought conditions in Minnesota. (July 13, 2021)) There’s more to life than drought and disease, but that’s mostly what I’ll talk about today. Partly because discussing what I’ve seen in headlines would mean more research and effort than I have … Continue reading

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Minnesota, July, 2021: Drier and Deeper in Drought

(Drought conditions in Minnesota. (July 6, 2021)) My part of Stearns County, Minnesota, had moderate drought back in mid-June. This week’s map promoted us to severe drought. Maybe the map’s drought data included the 38 hundredths of an inch we … Continue reading

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