Stone Arch Bridge

Stone Arch Bridge

    Every time some national media company comes to town for a sporting event or something else, you can be sure that there will be some aerial photo of Minneapolis and it will include the Stone Arch Bridge (SAB). It is petty and it helps frame the rest of...
ZWAK Goes to to Choo-Choo town

ZWAK Goes to to Choo-Choo town

Recently, I went on a solo vacation, which is something I do once or twice a year. Gives my wife and I a little break and allows me to go and do things she wouldn’t find interesting. And one of those things is to go to Train Mountain. Located in southern Oreg0n,...
OVERLAND FOR GOLD, Part 4

OVERLAND FOR GOLD, Part 4

[This is the story of three brothers of my great-great grandmother who went to California for the Gold Rush and back again. It was published in the Weldon (Illinois) Record in 1905. It is an amalgam of reminiscences of all three brothers, not of any particular one....
CPAC Recap 2024

CPAC Recap 2024

From February 21st to February 24th, I wandered away from the Great Land (bear in mind that it gets more difficult and uncomfortable every day for me to leave Alaska for any reason at all, except maybe visiting kids and grandkids.) But this was, as I reckoned it, a...
OVERLAND FOR GOLD, Part 4

OVERLAND FOR GOLD, Part 3

[This is the story of three brothers of my great-great grandmother who went to California for the Gold Rush and back again. It was published in the Weldon (Illinois) Record in 1905. It is an amalgam of reminiscences of all three brothers, not of any particular one....