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1) I see a world that is not evil, but glorious. 2) My hope is that other musicians will find the songs I've posted here and want to perform and record them. 3) I'm a fool for yard sales. See a more thorough profile at http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.j

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Would You Buy This or Not (June 24, 2009)

Last year Janie and I showed up for a neighborhood yard sale in the Wedge neighborhood of Minneapolis, but we saw no sale, so we moved on.  This year, Janie had to work on Saturday, and I went to

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Faith in Love

There is no mojo. Believe in his touch, her scent; The heart will follow. n

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Tweet

In the greater scheme of things, encompassing the known, the unknown, the imagined, the unknowable - it occurs to me there lies one truth tha n

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Would You Buy This or Not (June 20, 2009)

Janie and I got up plenty early last Saturday, and were able to lounge around a while before heading out.  As we looked down the street, speculating on the lives of people walking down the sidewalk,

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Identifying metals to sell for scrap

Updated 11/24/2012. I see this is getting a lot of reads right now, so I've made it more current. I buy metal at yard sales for scrap , and this is a tutorial passing on some of

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Would You Buy This or Not (June 10, 2009)

The community of Bayport, Minnesota yielded up a very pleasant surprise this last Friday.  Home to Andersen Windows, the community has a very interesting demographic.  The company has been

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Would You Buy This or Not (June 6th, 2009)

On May 30th Janie and I had several community yard sales to choose from.  The suburb of Burnsville, Minnesota was having a huge and very tempting sale, with somewhere between 150 and 200 sales,

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Would You Buy This or Not for 5/29/09 (haiku edition)

As will happen some times during a typical summer, our Saturday was taken up by something other than yard sales.  The answer was to take Friday off and go YARD SALING!  Despite my sneering at

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Would You Buy This or Not (May 21, 2009 - part 2)

Yesterday we reviewed two urban yard sales in South Minneapolis neighborhoods: Carag and Seward.  There will be a link at the end of this post, if you want to go there, where we'll show you what

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Would You Buy This or Not (May 20, 2009 - part 1)

There were three competing community yard sales last Saturday, any one of which could have made for a good day's workout.  Not only that, but they were urban neighborhoods, where the diversity

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Ron's Twin Cities yard sale picks for Saturday, May 16th.

This week there's no need to drive to individual sales.  I recommend these three neighborhood yard sales, in the following order.  The main deciding factor is the diversity of the population,

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Would You Buy This or Not (May 13, 2009)

This year's visit to the Johnsonville neighborhood yard sale yielded the first concrete evidence that the recession is driving shoppers into the secondhand merchandise market. 

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Would You Buy This or Not (May 8, 2009)

Bryn Mawr, a neighborhood just to the west of downtown Minneapolis, has Festival of Garage sales the first Saturday of May.  It's hu-normous.  It's been going on forever.  nn Let's

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Would You Buy This or Not? (May 1, 2009)

nn nn nn nn . nn . nn . nn . nn . nn . nn Oh, sweet budding nectar of spring, yes! nn The first neighborhood sale of 2009 is in the bag.  Because Diamond Path Addition is out in the 'burbs

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Some Basic (and not-so-basic) Grocery Shopping Tips

This was supposed to be a short list, but I, as I suspect many of you, am passionate about the topic.   Please add your own tips, as I will also be adding things I didn't

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Would You Buy This or Not? (April 24th, 2009)

Janie and I didn't need to wander past the fringes of downtown this week.  Pretty soon we'll be able to banish the notion of driving far and wide; it will be more a matter of finding

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Hot Springs and Small Town Boredom

A recent copy of the Ouray County Plaindealer arrived at my mailbox, and one of that week's prominent articles announced the community was in the early stages of developing the geothermal springs

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Would You Buy This or Not? (April 17, 2009)

Last Saturday Janie and I got in a pretty good rummage sale. nn nn Then she hung out for a while as I checked out an estate sale (as usual, all the good stuff was downstairs). nn nn And we rounded

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You Could Be a Winner (for Bill Holm)

Want to piss me off? nn Tell me I could be a winner, nn As though you are telling me nn Something about me nn That self esteem nn Obscures from my view. nn Raise my credit limit. nn Send me

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Dream Guitar

A while back I was attracted nn To the guitar shack nn A gym where nerds they nn Flex their words nn Prune tunes nn Steeped in groovy. nn "Ooo", I said nn Lapsing into language

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Would You Buy This or Not (April 10, 2009)

This week we were at several rummage sales, and a couple of estate sales.  The estate sale being held in a garage was actually the better one.  The one inside the mansion turned out to be a

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Would You Buy This or Not (April 8, 2009)

As of Saturday, March 28th, we were not in full-tilt yard sale season yet, so our pictures come from a real mix of things: a rummage sale; an estate sale; an antiques show; an Asian grocery;

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Would You Buy This or Not (March 27, 2009)

Janie was able to come along on the yard sale run last Saturday.  We managed 3 stops on a semi-wintery spring day, and had some luck and a few yuks. nn Find of the day nn nn Saw and unused blades

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A walk by the tracks

My inner hobo hankered for a stroll along the tracks. nn nn I get too used to riding in the car, you know?  I hardly ever take the bus anymore.  So when I forgot to stop by Target to get the

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