Sunday, June 22, 2008

Tim and Madeline: Bikes

Photos by Jess Oullis

Tim and Madeline: Wizzzers

Photo by Jess Oullis

Madeline and Tim: View Masters

Photo by Jess Oullis

Tim and Madeline

Photo by Jess Oullis


Jessica's recreation of the 1965 Photo.


I like Minnie's smile in this picture.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Motion Sensor Light

Summer Solstice Pageant!

I just got home from the Summer Solstice Pageant. It was entitled "What's Up With The Deer," and was the TENTH annual pageant put on by good Harbor Hill Players at the North House Folk School. It was amazing, and the Harbor looked beautiful with the setting sun illuminating the boats against the dark blue water. A huge crowd gathered, and I felt really lucky to live here.

Wooden Boat Show

So today I went to the wooden boat show at the North House Folk School. I had my eye on this boat, but when I waved at my friend Jeri, they thought I was bidding. Anyway, A few minutes later, I was the new owner of a 1964 18' Thompson Wooden Hulled motorboat with a 90 HP Evinrude motor. Last year at the boat show, I bought my kayak.

Plymouth Side View

Weekend of the Solstice Pageant and Wooden Boat Show in Grand Marais.


This is one variety of Columbine in my garden, with Chives blooming in the background.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

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HDC buys Grand Marais building

(copied from the website)

Submitted by star on Wed, 06/18/2008 - 6:01pm.
Just a year ago, the Human Development Center (HDC) of Grand Marais, changed its location to the former premises of Superior Properties on Highway 61 West. At that time, HDC staff expressed appreciation for the new building with its bright comfortable offices, a kitchen area, and comfortable waiting room. HDC has made that move permanent with the purchase of the building.
Jim Gruba, Executive Director of HDC said, “The purchase of their building in Grand Marais indicates HDC’s long term commitment to serving Cook County residents.”
HDC, headquartered in Duluth, has been providing community mental health services since 1938, and has been located in Grand Marais since 1996. HDC provides therapy, psychiatry, psychological testing, and outreach/in home mental health services in Cook County, and also provides mental health services in Lake, Carlton, and Southern St. Louis County in Minnesota, and in Douglas County, Wisconsin.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Tomorrow Night

Thursday, June 19 I'll be hosting Thirsty Boots from 7-10 pm Central time on 90.7 FM WTIP. To webstream, go to

Open Tailgate... '66 Fury II

'66 Plymouth Dash

Sunday, June 15, 2008


Rear View Mirror

Dramatic Parking Lot Shot

Horn Ring Center

New Car

I'm finally home with my new Plymouth! Great way to start Father's Day. I'm exhausted after a 2 1/2 hour car ride to Duluth, followed by a 3 hour bus ride to St. Paul, a 10 hour layover in the train station, a 10 hour train ride, then a 10+ drive home, arriving back about 5:30 am today. Dan took this picture at his place before I hit the road. He picked me up from the Minot, ND train station in his 1928 Model Q Plymouth (the very first "Chrysler Plymouth"!)

Thanks Dan!

Front End

Rear End

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Sunday, June 08, 2008

1960 Buick LeSabre

Annual Car Show in Grand Marais

Yesterday was the annual classic Car Show in Grand Marais, MN. Here are two pictures of my friend Gerry's 1963 Chrysler New Yorker out on Coast Guard Point.

Friday, June 06, 2008

My friend Keith's house after the storm

This picture was posted today at the Minneapolis Star Tribune site,

My former Plymouth Acclaim

Photos by Holly Harwig

Wet Day

Looking toward the Cook County News Herald from a kayak in the Municipal Parking lot.

Deli Kayak

I parked on the hill and kayaked into the Co Op this morning. Inside, all was dry and warm.

Waterfront property

Cook County Whole Foods Co Op on the water in beautiful Grand Marais, MN

Severe Weather

From the Boreal home page:

Submitted by admin on Fri, 06/06/2008 - 8:01am.
12/31/1969 - 6:00pm
Weather Warning from the Cook County Sheriff.

Due to flash flooding in Cook County, travel is not advised until road crews
can evaluate and clear roads. Many roads have areas under water. Rushing
water is washing out roadbeds and ditches. Washouts across roads pose a
hazard. Debris washed onto roads pose a hazard. More rain is expected.

Repeat: Travel is not advised until road crews can evaluate and clear

Thursday, June 05, 2008


During the last hour of my show on June 5, I read an announcement of severe weather due overnight. I didn't give it much thought since there was only a light sprinkling happening.

Madeline: WTIP new studio!

Madeline and I are at WTIP doing a radio show from 7-10 tonight... the new studio is right across the street from our house!

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Monday, June 02, 2008


This is what I looked like when they made my car. My parents still have that stool.

My First Bicycle

Here's another case of my parents both taking pictures of the same event from different angles. It was my 6th birthday. The top picture is by my mom with the Kodak Instamatic, the bottom one is with my dad's 35mm.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Mad Max

Today I went up to Thunder Bay Ontario with my friend Keith to pick up his new puppy, Max.