We are older than we think

Lake Louise

Sitting in our campsite in Banff, my feet are up, I have a Gin & Tonic next to me, the campfire is started, the sun is still high in the sky, it's 18:00. My iPhone tells me that I have taken 35,196 steps and gone 14.6 miles ...

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Arrival in Banff

River Hike

It was difficult to get out of bed this morning. The rain was making rainy sounds on the roof and there was a chill in the air. Windows were cracked open an it was only in the 40's outside. Someone had to get up and start the coffee. Also ...

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The Worlds Largest Buffalo

Date Tags Travel / RV

Big Buffalo

This morning we left the Pratt's at 8:00, right on schedule. I took my first shift in the cockpit. This thing drives pretty nicely except when the wind gets gusty. Then you feel like you are constantly overcorrecting one way or the other. As we buzzed along I94 ...

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Packing up and Heading Out

Date Tags Travel / RV

Mobile blogging! Her is my view as I write this post.

looking ahead

Where to start? We awoke this morning and split our preparatory duties. The women went to Costco, the men took Tucker back home and picked up the rest of the knutson's belongings. By 1:00 we had two ...

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Prelude to a Recreational Vehicle

Date Tags Travel

In preparation for our big RV adventure Brian, Holly, Jane and I all attended the Minnesota United FC match tonight. The match was played against Sporting KC as part of the open tournament, similar to the FA cup in England. We arrived early to check out the food trucks and ...

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Biking with Blaise

Date Tags Biking

Blaise Schaeffer, my former student for all of 3 weeks, is on a cross country bike journey. He was riding right past my lake house on Bone Lake, and so I got to participate in his adventure for 40 miles! It was awesome.

Blaise started the day in North Branch ...

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Runestone the Gathering

Back in March I had the following conversation with my friend Paul Resnick. “Should we organize a hack-week for runestone?” Paul asked. “Uhmmm sure,” I said wondering to myself who would come? Not that I lacked enthusiasm for the idea, after all what could be better than a week of ...

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What is Data Science?

Since Luther announced that it will offer a new major in Data Science starting next fall, I’ve been answering a lot of questions. What is data science? What does one do with a data science major? What does a data scientist do? Why study data science at Luther? These ...

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The Bucket Dive

The Bucket Dive

According to our dive logs it's been 13 years since we did our last dive. So, when we decided to make a last minute trip to the Caribbean for Spring Break this year we decided that one of our activities should be a refresher dive to ...

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No Easy Solutions

If you were king how would you end poverty? Not an easy question to answer, even if you were king with a magic wand its not an easy problem to solve. Neverthless it was a question that one of our intrepid students put to a Stanford professor one day. This ...

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