Venus DeMars remains one of the longest lasting, most tenacious and hard rocking individuals that I’ve ever seen since I’ve been hanging out in bars and going to shows for over a decade.
North Shore Notes
I had a birthday recently. By the title you can rightly guess the day’s number. Whether or not I celebrated the day depends on your idea of celebration. If celebrate means recognize, then I celebrated the day as well as anyone could.
Okay, the kid has moved out. Luckily, she weaned me from her presence this summer when she was never home.
After a string of what the secretary of the Air Force called “systemic” violations of nuclear weapons procedures, the service has moved to address what one internal email called “rot” in the nuclear missile corps.
Science inexorably continues to test and overrule conventional wisdom, often based on old wive’s tales, the selective musings from the Bible, and the patriarchal foolishness of old men with or without the collars and hats of churches.
Duty to Warn
Gary G. Kohls, MD
From my and many other’s experiences over the past 13 years, I think that I can predict with a high degree of confidence that there will be no credible coverage by the corporate-controlled media on the known science that has totally disproved
Our son and his four-year-old son were coming from Japan to the Twin Cities in the last week of August. My wife planned to stay in the Twin Cities until Labor Day and then bring our grandson back to Duluth with her.
I once met Lauren Bacall at Spagos in West Hollywood. She would have never dared to die before ripening to legendary. This year, at age 89, she finally did.
Burger King, the fast food giant, bills itself as “Home of the Whopper,” a name intended to convey to burger eaters that this one is jumbo, chockfull, and a whale of a deal.
The FCC has long been considered a “captured agency,” beholden to the corporations it is supposed to regulate.
Eat & Drink
The Kaiser, a 9.5 percent Imperial Oktoberfest, part of the “Dictator Series” from Avery Brewing Co. of Boulder, Colo., is big and fruity, kind of like Kaiser Wilhelm himself.
Early September is the perfect time for a trip to the Boundary Waters in northern Minnesota. The bugs are almost gone, the sun is still high, and crisp mornings make hot drinks taste even better.
The Masked Fan
ELY… The 2014 NFL regular season has kicked off, and it will be an interesting ride. Yes, I know, I have written many times about my disdain for the league and their business practices.
Over 5,000 rabid UMD football fans tailgated themselves into being prepared to watch their Bulldogs open the 2014 football season and could be excused for anticipating a dominating, lopsided triumph over Concordia of St. Paul.
I normally hate students. They’re younger than me, they’re prettier than me and they’ve screwed up a much smaller portion of their lives than I have. Yet every year I write a column offering tips to help students.