Road

A Life Of Improv

I have a confession to make, folks. I have no idea what I’m doing. But, as long as we’re being honest, does anyone? I often wonder what my life would be like if I’d been born 20-30 years earlier than I was. Truthfully, I don’t think it would be that much different on the surface.…
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Fighting The Blank Page

I’ve known all week that I have a blog coming up. I’ve spent more free time than I probably should trying to come up with something to talk about it. Now, it’s Friday afternoon. My blog is set to run in Saturday’s paper — one day later than originally scheduled due to an overflow of…
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Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh (3) reacts after a successful field goal against the Seattle Seahawks in the second half of a NFC Wild Card playoff football game at TCF Bank Stadium.

We Are All Blair Walsh

It happened again. The ghosts of Drew Pearson, Darrin Nelson, Gary Anderson, Nate Poole, Naufahu Tahi (the 12th man in the huddle) and Brett Favre showed up Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium. Blair Walsh, who led the NFL in made field goals this season, missed a chip shot 27-yard field goal that would have won…
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2016

Look Back And Move Forward

Well folks, we made it. Today marks the 365th and final day of 2015. Tonight as we listen to the countdown until midnight and gaze upon our television sets at a shiny orb moving slowly toward its base, we’re reminded to look forward. We see the turning of the calendar as a sort of re-birth,…
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Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Mike Wallace (11) scores a 7 yard touchdown as Arizona Cardinals cornerback Justin Bethel (28) looks on in the second half at University of Phoenix Stadium.

‘Tis The Season

It’s that time of year. Everyone seems to be abuzz, but I can’t say I’m quite there yet. Perhaps it’s the busyness of work, or the (admittedly irrational) stress of gift-buying, or figuring out my schedule over the holidays, but the excitement of the season hasn’t quite sank in for me yet. Heck, even seeing…
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