Jerry Garcia, 1980

Can’t Go Back Home

We didn’t mean to. Try to go home that is. What we were going to do was go see the Grateful Dead cover band Dark Star Orchestra. While it’s true we’d never heard them before, we had heard they were an enjoyable group and of course we were familiar with their music. So we got … Read more

Snowmass Village Downhill Bike Ride

Snowmass: A Quick Ride Down

I managed to get in two bike rides during a recent visit to Colorado to view the fall colors. The first was a decent length ride in Aurora, similar to a ride I did a couple of years ago. (Same trail, just didn’t ride quite as far.) The second ride, while much shorter, was unique … Read more

3 Sisters

3 Sisters: an 80 Year Bond

Ida Laurina (Lindberg-Anderson) Cipra was born on this day 100 years ago! She was raised in the Rose Hill farming neighborhood northeast of Lindsborg and is buried in the Rose Hill cemetery. All four of her grandparents were born in Sweden. More importantly, she’s the mother of my wife Sheryl. She shared a life long … Read more

London, September 2006

London, September 2006

Eleven years ago today I was in London. Like today, it was Sunday, and I went out to take some pictures before heading over to Bristol for work beginning on Monday. This was my first visit to the London Tower Bridge and while I was excited, the first picture shows me still suffering a bit … Read more