Discovering a Bigfoot stick structure in Duluth

During the dawn of the Internet age, I discovered videos posted by a man who searched Minnesota for bigfoot. The man called himself “The real Billy Jack.” The real Billy Jack carried a video camera as he hiked through thick wooded areas, buggy swamps and vast open fields. He narrated the videos in real time, discussing locations, weather, sounds … More Discovering a Bigfoot stick structure in Duluth

When 710 cold-cranking amps might not be enough

Bitter cold temperatures always generate a car starting drama in my garage. This winter things are even worse: I live in Duluth and I have no garage. The last few days the backyard duck thermometer hasn’t flapped its wings over zero. The low Tuesday morning was -18. Wednesday it snowed. A cold snap like this makes a … More When 710 cold-cranking amps might not be enough

Not the Lake: Northland Country Club

I’m not a golfer but I believe golf courses are beautiful places – especially in the winter. The Northland Country Club, with its stately white clubhouse, was established off Superior Street around the last Turn-of-the-Century. Today the 18-hole, 6,825-yard course stands as a gateway to the Lakeside neighborhood of Duluth. We live just behind the … More Not the Lake: Northland Country Club