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Fun

My First Lesson

I took my very first golf lesson at the King’s Walk golf course after work today with Dan Tannahill, one of the local PGA experts. I got a really great golf package for there from Casey and Kael on Father’s Day, so I’m starting to cash it in. I’ve been a sporadic golfer since college, […]

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Web Development

Kick’in the Tires on Drupal

As most of our family and friends know, Casey and I attend Grace Baptist Church in Grand Forks. We’ve been regular attendees for over three years now, and can’t say enough good things about it. I inherited the church website from a friend in late 2004, and managed to do a complete overhaul of it […]

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Baby

Only One More Month…

That’s right – our due date is only one month away from today! It’s hard to believe how fast the pregnancy has gone, but thankfully we’re slowly getting things ready. We picked up the dresser/changing table from Sears this weekend (no assembly required this time) and got our crib mattress on Friday, so I think […]

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Business

Verizon Wireless News

I was planning on writing a somewhat negative post about Verizon Wireless last week, but luckily for them, I just didn’t have enough time. Instead, after reading a couple of news items today, they’re back on my “Good List”! Grand Forks, North Dakota, where I live with my wife, is not a high priority for […]

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Business

Great Customer Service

While it’s a little sad that we’ve come to expect crappy customer service, it causes the good experiences to stand out. Here are a couple of examples from just this week. One: Monday night, my wife and I went to the local Qdoba restaurant and each ordered one of their Signature Burritos – the Seasoned […]

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Winter

Winter is Finally Here

Well, I think I can safely say that winter is here to stay in Grand Forks. We got about 2 1/2 inches of snow yesterday alone, and it was the wet sticky stuff, not the light fluffy kind we got last week. Casey and I have already shoveled snow three times, which means that we’ll […]

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Politics

High Turnout in Grand Forks Yesterday

According to the Grand Forks Herald, voter turnout was historically high yesterday. The county commissioner estimates that more than 25,000 people voted in Grand Forks county. For a reference, the U.S. Census data for Grand Forks County lists a 2003 population of just under 65,000 people. I wasn’t able to find data sliced by precinct […]

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Misc.

Back in Grand Forks

We are finally back in Grand Forks after being out of town for two weeks. Casey and I had a nice vacation get away the first week. We spent the first night at my sister’s place in La Crosse for one night, the second at the Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells, the third with […]

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Family

Update from the Homefront

Casey and I have had a busy week! Last Friday she was offered a job as a special education teacher at West Elementary in Grand Forks, so we’re understandably very excited. This news opens up some new possibilities for us, the most urgent of which is moving. We’ve been living in UND married-student housing since […]

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Misc.

A Whole Lot of Crap

It’s been awhile since I last wrote, and a lot has happened in that time. I have been really busy with both work and school the month, although that’s not really anything new. I’ve been doing a lot of little projects and activities for work, and it almost feels like I’ve been running in place […]