Are Natural Disasters a Sign From God?

Last Wednesday afternoon (August 19, 2009), five small tornadoes touched-down in the Twin Cities metro area of Minnesota. Among the damage – pretty minor by tornado standards – was the cross steeple that sat above Central Lutheran Church for over 80 years. Wednesday also happened to mark the beginning of the 2009 ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran […]


The I-35 Bridge Collapse

I’ve been riveted to the continuing news coverage of the I-35 bridge collapse in the Twin Cities ever since Casey and I saw the first report come in shortly after 6:30pm last evening. This one hit me close to home, having grown up in northern Minnesota and having lots of friends and family living down […]

About Me

10 Years Out of High School

It’s hard to believe, but it’s already been 10 years since I graduated from the Oklee high school back in 1997. My class’s 10-year reunion took place this weekend, but the impending arrival of our second child means that Casey is under doctor’s orders to stay very close to home. So instead, I made a […]


Robbie Bina’s Great Goal Against the Minnesota Gophers

This past weekend, the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux hockey team played our arch rivals, the Minnesota Gophers. It was some of the best hockey I’ve seen this year, and in case you missed it, featured an amazing goal by UND player Robbie Bina: Jeff Frazee was the unfortunate goalie on the receiving end […]


Tragedy in Northern Minnesota

I’m having a hard time coming to grips with the tragic school shooting that occured in Red Lake Minnesota yesterday. I never would have thought something like this could happen so close to home. I grew up in the small town of Brooks Minnesota, population 140, just one hour away from Red Lake. I now […]