Monthly Archives: May 2011

Awake the Lakes!

In view of the title, Alexandria’s annual festival welcoming the beginning of the summer season, it seemed appropriate to adopt the above sunrise photo over Lake Darling – taken about a month ago and is my computer wallpaper – as … Continue reading

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Maudlin?

How could I not be?  Look at that picture!  Hockey moms and the reasons they are hockey moms.  And now, Abby and Danielle – my sports heroes – are old enough to drink . . . DRINK!  Arrggghhh!  We first … Continue reading

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Softball

“The best thing about freshmen is that they become sophomores.” – Al McGuire [Lauren Trumm excels in the “tools of ignorance.”  (Nothing personal, LT.)  😉 ] Before we begin, kudos to the Cardinal boys and girls track teams and the … Continue reading

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A Blast from the Past V

[These photos have absolutely nothing to do with the subject matter.  I just decided to throw them in as a little change of pace from Super Fan photos (I heard that!).  That’s Todd Jennings, a longtime softball teammate, in the … Continue reading

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A Blast from the Past IV

[December 14, 2009]  John and Marnee’ Herd’s Christmas card:  Probably pretty unique – they sent the two boys, Drake and Reid, to Breck, a private school in Minneapolis, but kept the baby girl, Shanee’, home in Alex.  All three played … Continue reading

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Back to the Present

[Happy 70th, Mr. Dylan.] [Editor’s note: We have spent the last several missives wallowing in the past. (People actually admitted to reading them?) Poe once said indulging in excessive nostalgia turns one into 3-week old rhubarb. Actually, Poe never said … Continue reading

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A Blast from the Past III

 [December 3, 2008]  For the diehard roundball fans: Just a short clip during warm-ups of the Cardinal opener, focusing on Angela Christianson (although on the voice-over, I initially said “Allie,” huh!). She is a 6’0″ junior who plays guard (well, … Continue reading

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