Luxury box, laptops and studying at rink side

Duluth may be the only school in the world where students can study at a hockey rink. The University of Minnesota Duluth Sports and Health Center includes a regulation size ice hockey rink with a glass-in study lounge overlooking center ice. The space features a lattice wood ceiling, carpeting, numerous small tables and odd-shaped upholstered chairs. … More Luxury box, laptops and studying at rink side

Fearless trees, endless water: Great pictures

  You’ve heard of tree huggers, I’m a tree shooter. I’ve become attracted to frozen, dormant trees silhouetted against vast bodies of water. The dark, skeletal trees contrast with the endless blue sea and bright sky. The scene creates a tension between apparent death and endless life. Throw in a killer wave or heavy ice chunks and … More Fearless trees, endless water: Great pictures

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