Monthly Archives: July 2013

Latest travels, and a few observations

I just returned from a week travelling the east coast. First stop, New York City. I reconnected with three military buddies there. I’ve been there a few times now, so I can skip the touristy stuff and just hang out. … Continue reading

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Abandoned North Dakota, Abandoned America

  Scattered throughout North Dakota’s countryside one finds many abandoned schools, churches, farms, and even towns. The original homesteads were 160 acres, but modern farmers have about 3000 acres. That means that there is a single family where 20 were … Continue reading

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Book Review: Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver

I feel a little bad for writing this review because I read Prodigal Summer upon a friend’s recommendation. But this book irritated me so much that I have to give it the harsh critique it deserves. So if you are … Continue reading

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Summer and the Status Quo

I haven’t posted in some time. Frankly, there isn’t much to talk about. Summer in North Dakota is much more tolerable than winter. The boom appears to have plateaued for the moment. The work is still here but things seem … Continue reading

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