Saturday, February 28, 2009


Friday, February 27, 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Picked up t-shirts for young conservatives

Got these famous t-shirts for the conservative youth in our families
(Chris, Andrea, Adam, Courney, Ryan, Eric). :)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Another shot at Feneuil marketplace

Diane maps our tour progress with skill and beauty

Marlborough street

Tour guide said it is the most beautiful street in Boston. Only one
that still has real gas lamps

Other side of Trinity church

Trinity Church in Boston - Beautiful

First Baptist church in Boston

Boston Common

Dunkin Donuts

Boston has more damn DD shops --unbelievable

Paul Revere is buried here somewhere

For Dianes boys--home of the Bruins

At Legal Sea Food restaurant at Boston harbour

We love the Boston brick streets

Di and Kevin shop at Faneuil marketplace Boston

Ceiling in Faneuil marketplace Boston

Lady Di flirts with handsome man in trolley-me

Kevin and Di do Boston trolley tour

Boston: Beacon hill architecture

Boston street lamps in St Charles street

Boston street

Diane at Cheers

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Di and Kevin do Boston # 1

Di and Kevin do NASP conference in Boston.  Some initial pictures.

Dinner at Charlies......great atmosphere and old wood charm

The old section of the Boston library....we think :)

Cool was too cold to cross the street to see exactly what it was :(

The following are pictures of the BEAUTIFUL Old South Church in Boston.  Our pics don't do it justice.  Click here for more info.

Jimmy crack corn...

Monday, February 23, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Just for fun: How old is your brain

Just for fun. I have no idea about the psychometric integrity of the

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Rowan the photographer

An artsy photo taken by grandson Rowan with his own camera. I think
his mom may have helped him tweak it via Photoshop.

Friday, February 20, 2009

On the road again: Boston NASP 2009

I'm on the road again for work-related business. I will be attending and presenting at the 2009 NASP conference in Boston from Feb 23 to March 1.

I don't expect much time to blog...except for possible "push" type FYI posts re: content posted at other blogging (check out the is very cool...but, of course, I tend to be a tech nerd)......with pictures of activities, people, etc. at the conference.

I shall return.

Blackboard gallery.


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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Vanity plate spotting

Coffee buzz: Dunn Brothers

Dunn Brothers coffee near UM on University Ave. Not bad place for a
quick cup of Joe.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

At Veranda cafe again

I really like this place for working. Doesn't this like a cozy work

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

UM visit @ Folwell hall

See prior two posts. This is where I guest lectures today. God I love
these old buildings.

UM visit

A grand tree on the UM campus. See prior post

UM Burton Hall

I was back at the U of MN campus today to guest lecture in the school
psychology program. Here is Burton Hall where I spent most of my time
when a doctoral student (I had a graduate student office In Burton).

You gotta love the architecture of buildings of old universities. It
has a calming influence on me. More pics to follow.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Just for the heck of it


Veranda: Great place in downtown St. Cloud

See a few prior posts about this charming place in downtown St. Cloud
MN. I come for the coffee bye it has a charming bar.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Mac and Di visit Mary at Country Mannor

MM Sunday visit at Country Mannor

New antidepressant pill

Thanks to MAMIC MOTHER for the tip on this. :)

Cool marine videos


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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Book nook: Spreading democracy

I just finished this book. An easy read and excellent analysis of
whether America should deliberately try to spread democracy or not.
Nice use of historical examples of when and where it worked.

And..if we do how it is much more nuanced than the blunt force
approach of W Bush. I would recommend to anyone interested in
thinking about our role in spreading democracy and how.

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Veranda place part 3

The bar portion. See two prior posts.

Veranda place part two

See prior post.