Recently discovered

It is Friday and Fridays are for fun. If you walk in St. Paul you have probably noticed poetry on the sidewalk in random locations. I just discovered this one Hamline Avenue North of University.

Just for fun take a walk this weekend and choose a sidewalk that you have not walked on before and watch for poetry. To learn more about the poetry program use google and search “St. Paul sidewalk poetry”. I would provide a link but the city moves pages around often so leaving my site with broken links.

Sidewall Poetry

The last day of August should be fun

It is Friday and Friday’s are for fun. There are some who consider the end of August the end of summer. There are three weeks of Summer left and possibly even a couple of weeks of non-flannel shirt and no sock weather.

Please go out and play, enjoy the Labor Day weekend.  This is what comes next:

Saturday afternoon April 14th

Bikes are dangerous but fun

It is Friday and Fridays are for fun. I bought a new bike last week. If you are a regular reader you know that I love to bike. I even bike to appointments and to my office. Anyway, my bike is blue and it has disc brakes. 🙂

When I picked up the bike this tag with warnings all over it was attached to the handlebars but I rode the bike home from the bike shop anyway.


I got to thinking about all of the warnings that should come with a house. I don’t want to scare anyone but houses can burn to the ground or flood. A homeowner can fall down his or her own stairs and break a leg or a neck.

Accidents that happen at home are one of the biggest reasons for emergency room visits. People are injured in the kitchen with cuts and burns and in the bathroom with falls and burns. The list goes on and on. Yet when you buy a house there isn’t a list of warnings posted in prominent locations throughout the home.

There should be little red triangles with “!” inside of them all over in the kitchen and bathroom. Do people even consider the hidden dangers of the toilet? or the possible perils of a closet? Or the hazards in the atrium?

Remember, safety first and always wear a helmet.


Over the bridge and through the woods

It is Friday and Fridays are for fun. For me, biking is a fun thing to do. I live near downtown and am just one bridge away from Lilydale Regional Park and that is where I found these amazing birds. It was almost creepy the way they watched me fly by and my old bike.

Bald eagle
Bald Eagle


Usually when I see the birds my camera is at home or I have the wrong lens on it. The birds are near pickerel lake and can be seen from the trail. On the weekends there are a lot of loud bikers and they scare the wildlife away.

The best time to appreciate the woods and the wildlife is early in the morning.

It has been a great year for gardening

It is Friday and Fridays are for fun. For me, one of the greatest joys of home ownership has been gardening. In fact, I am already planning next years garden.

This year has been better for gardening than last year was. We had that kind of cold snap last August and the tomatoes did not like it.

butterfly on a Zinna
Butterfly on a cosmos
Cherry tomatoes