Category Archives: Literature

The Influence of the Chief Tecumseh Poem

The Influence of the Chief Tecumseh Poem
You may recall sometime back we had posted about the Chief Tecumseh poem that we had become aware of from the Act of Valor movie. Well we just recently received a note from an active duty soldier that I had to share with you. Continue reading

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Adventures on the Light Rail – The Sales Guys

Would you agree with me that sometimes sales guys can have a questionable reputation? I do not know, there is just something about some of them that I can not quite put my finger on. Maybe the thing is I sense that I can not really trust some of them. I have many friends and family members that are indeed great people and great sales people so this does not implicate every single sales person but there maybe some generalizing wisdom that might be gleaned from this experience. Maybe hearing some recent conversations among sales men on the train, better known as the light rail, just maybe these conversations will give us some valid reasons for those queasy feelings in out stomach when dealing with some sales people. Continue reading

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Minneapolis Stone Arch Bridge Magazine Cover

I was contacted by one of the editors of a national magazine, the Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy the monthly journal for The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy because they wanted to use my Stone Arch Bridge image as the cover of their magazine for an upcoming issue.
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Book Review: The Little Book That Beats the Market: Joel Greenblatt

This book is a short little piece with lots of humor, but do not mistake it’s brevity for lack of content and power. The methodology that this book recommends is so easy and so powerful that the author risks having the reader not taking it seriously. I beg you, take this seriously and you will be handsomely rewarded.
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Eagan High School Theater Presents Pippin

Eagan High School Theater Presents Pippin
Spring 2010 Theater Presentation
This young man Javier Ferreira is one gifted entertainer. You will see much more of him.
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News Release: Wayne Moran Book Release: Eye of the Beholder

What happens when a unique visual style and powerful substance come together in one coffee table sized volume?
Award-winning photographer Wayne Moran shows you the answer to that question in his inspiring first publication Eye of the Beholder (120 pp., tpb, $49.95), a collection of inspiring photographs from his newly updated portfolio of landscapes, cityscapes, architecture, nature and people.
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The Stoning of Soraya M.

With all the turmoil going on in Iran right now, this movie might be one of the most important movies of a generation or even a life time…
This is a must see movie..
http://www.thestoning.com/
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Twin Cities Staycation Solution!!!

Have you ever wondered what in the world is there to do in and around the twin cities that is new and interesting and fun? Has the terrible recession got you thinking that you will not be able to take a vacation this summer but instead you will have to take a stay-cation instead to save money?
Well I have the perfect solution for you!!
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God Bible and The Death Penalty: Capital Punishment

Many people with kind compassionate hearts are appalled at the concept of capital punishment. The idea that we as a government would take the life of someone that has committed a heinous crime is in conceivable to then and they think it is against God’s law or against the will of God somehow. I often hear the arguments like
• as the person is alive, they have an opportunity to repent
• It is not our place to kill a person. The is to be left to God
• The ten commandments say “Thou shall not kill”
These are common thoughts and common misconceptions so let’s try to sort these issues out.
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Kindle 2: Amazon’s New Electronic Book

If you are anything like me, you like high tech stuff, you are very connected to the internet, and you love to read all that great online content and resources. But you also like to be able to physically carry your book around that you are reading. And, you also want to have a huge library available at your fingertips. Oh and you also want news resources to be instantly available to you and access to your favorite blogs all done without wires.
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