Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A few shots from my time in Costa Rica.

An expressive Costa Rican woman at a weekend Farmer's Market.

Walking into the sunset in El Salvador, Costa Rica.

Howler monkeys everywhere!

We stayed at the homes of Costa Ricans, and I'm showing the son of my host how to work a digital camera.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Lookin' for a Flood?

Here's a link to an amazing photographer in the region if you're looking for shots of the flood Fargo just underwent.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Monday, December 1, 2008

Movember the 20th, the last days of the moustache.


The Final Product!

I won the 'E for Effort' Award, and two tickets to a Black Crowes Concert (which I'm selling).
I was born in 1987, so that puts me on the floor, playing with legos or reading books about sharks when the Black Crowes were big.

I'm just not that hairy of a guy, that's all.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Movember the 19th.

Finally. I took some mustache supplements this week. It was thick and waxy and smelled like gasoline, but it worked. I'm thinking of dropping the soul patch though.

The total thus far:
160 USD!

Thanks for all your support everyone! I haven't done much fundraising in my life, I think the last time was selling Reese's Peanut Butter Cups door-to-door when I was in 5th grade. So thanks for the help! (there's some more help on its way through the snail mail right now)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Movember the 12th.

It's coming along very well, yeah? I've attempted this before and my Norwegian hair follicles only push out so much hair and then they stop short of about a half-inch. It's really not looking so good.
It's post adolescent peach-fuzz.
A somewhat furry distraction.
'Halfway hair' because it's so blonde.

This would be an ideal 'good sir stache':

It doesn't matter how much hair I can grow to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. All that matters is that I have your support and you are able to keep a straight face when you look at me.
Here's that link one more time to donate:

A Movember intro video para ti!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Movember the 5th.

Still nothing. I mean, I can feel the prickles with my tongue now, and there's a scratchy sound when I touch it with my thumb, but really nothing much.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Le definicion.

[French moustache, from Italian dialectal mustaccio, from Medieval Greek moustakion, from Greek mustax, mustache, upper lip.]

mus'tached (mŭs'tāsht, mə-stāsht') adj. That's me. I'm beginning to be moustached.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Movember the 1st.

DAY 1:
I shaved yesterday. Starting the moustache. Wish me Luck.


Movember, (the month formerly known as November) is a moustache growing charity event held during November each year that raises funds and awareness for men's health.
You can see some more here.

The website's

At the Hotel Donaldson, where I work, we are having an event called Bros on Broadway. A male-oriented version of Bras on Broadway which is just a fashion show featuring hand-made bras on local girls fashioned by regional artists to raise money for people living with breast cancer. This month is for Prostate Cancer Awareness.

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Align CenterBoys,

If you are curious what a socialistic, redistribution of wealth looks like in our modern day keep an eye on Argentina in the coming months.

For us here and now, be sure to get out and vote on Tuesday the 4th of November.


Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:

The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing. The fifth would pay $1. The sixth would pay $3. The seventh would pay $7. The eighth would pay $12. The ninth would pay $18. The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.
So, that's what they decided to do. The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner threw them a curve. Since you are all such good customers, he said, I'm going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20. Drinks for the ten now cost just $80. The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes so the first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free. But what about the other six men-the paying customers? How could they divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his fair share? They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody's share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer. So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man's bill by roughly the same amount and he proceeded to work out the amounts each should pay. And so: The fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% savings). The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33%savings). The seventh now pay $5 instead of $7 (28%savings). The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% savings). The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% savings). The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% savings). Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to drink for free. But once outside the restaurant, the men began to compare their savings. I only got a dollar out of the $20, declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man, but he got $10! Yeah, that's right, exclaimed the fifth man. I only saved a dollar, too. It's unfair that he got ten times more than I. That's true!! shouted the seventh man. Why should he get $10 back when got only two? The wealthy get all the breaks! Wait a minute, yelled the first four men in unison. We didn't get anything at all. The system exploits the poor! The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up. The next night the tenth man didn't show up for drinks, so the nine sat down and had beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They didn't have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill! And that, boys and girls, journalists and college professors, is how our tax system works. The people who pay the highest taxes get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking overseas where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.

Hemingway's House

Hemingway's House
In Havana, Cuba.