Tillie the Wonderdog, Angry Lake Superior, and Captain Underpants!

This morning I couldn’t sleep, and got ready for work a bit early. I was ready 15 minutes before I needed to be working (I’m a telecommuter for “The Man”). A storm was approaching, with powerful winds charging off the Lake that I could feel in my bones. When this happens I get more excited … More Tillie the Wonderdog, Angry Lake Superior, and Captain Underpants!

A Run in the Woods

I’m gradually migrating some of my past columns from the paper over here. This one was from last summer, and is about one of my family’s favorite destinations on the planet. Here I am able to share with you just a portion of one day, the third, of my family’s recent vacation within the backcountry … More A Run in the Woods

The Bear, Melting Snow, and Unshackled Legs Agree. Today Was the First Day of Spring.

Today is officially the first day of spring in Duluth. Yesterday I skied one last 10k loop at Korkki Nordic, and though the pack was deep, the 42 degree temperature made for a very soft trail. With warm temps through the weekend this is it. Today I hung the skis up in the rafters of … More The Bear, Melting Snow, and Unshackled Legs Agree. Today Was the First Day of Spring.