plate of heuvos rancheros

New Mexico-style Huevos Rancheros

July 25, 2023

This is less of a recipe and more of a method.  Eggs and tortillas are great together, and I like to actually just cook them as a unit.  Hot sauce, cheese, chiles, or anything you want can go on them.  Fold it like a taco or use a knife and fork.  It’s also great for […]

Twenty Years in the Weeds

May 26, 2023

I had insomnia. I had a stomach ache for ten years. I had a habit of punching myself in the arm when I got overwhelmed. If I wasn’t frantically building a spreadsheet about how I was going to get my car fixed and pay my rent, I was...

big leaf aster in spring

Spring Report from the Main Entrance Gardens

May 19, 2023

It’s mid-May, what I consider to be the official beginning of the outdoor season in the Twin Cities. Despite the early-April heat spell, we’ve had a pretty cool spring.  Things got green pretty quick, and then slowed down. I put seeds down in the fall, and I’ve been watching all the cotyledons come up in the […]

peg solitaire game

Peg Solitaire

May 12, 2023

Back in middle school, I had an industrial technology class where me made our own peg solitaire game. A square board with a bunch of holes fitted with plastic pegs that were molded out of hot plastic. I solved it a long time ago, but couldn’t remember how. My dad sold his last building, which […]

cheese curds at camp site

The Art of the Minneride

April 27, 2023

I made up a word and I don’t care if there’s a better word for it.  What is a Minneride? It’s not a bicycle tour.  There’s only one stop. It’s more than a bike ride because you spend more time resting than riding. And it’s more than a camping trip, because how you get there […]

Mail Art Received Feb 2023

March 22, 2023

I just went through my mail for the first time this year. Yeah that’s right. I’m trying. I remember putting this aside because I was just starting to redesign my blog, so I didn’t want to open it until I was ready to post it. Mail Art 2023 album on my photo server. Contact me […]

Winter Bike Rehab

February 12, 2023

"If you're already in the habit of having multiple bikes, just get a winter bike." So I remembered the Roadmaster. It was laying in the weeds at my house for over year. A former housemate got it for free and left it there. I made sure it was not going to missed and took it in.

DIY Side Table

February 11, 2023

This looks like your garden variety thrift-store tiered coffee table, but with a unique feature: efficient and elegant use of space.