February 20th, 2009 by admin

Good morning from Collegeville,  The temperature is still at single digits in the morning.  The number of hours of daylight has increased to almost 11 hours, so it feels a little bit like spring but not really.  It is hard to imagine planting potatoes on Good Friday which falls on April 10th this year.  I […]

February 13th, 2009 by admin

February 13, 2009  Good morning from Collegeville,  While cleaning out a storage room, I came across a Technics Quartz model SL-1200MK2 turntable.  I hooked it up to our super size speakers in the control room and it works.  When MPR moved their broadcasting team to St. Paul, they left behind a small collection of LPs.  […]

February 6th, 2009 by admin

Good morning from Collegeville,  It is finally starting to warm up a little bit.  This has been one of the coldest winters that we have had for a while.  The news is mostly doom and gloom. “Stimulus Bill”, kind of like “Calamity Jane”.  I can imagine someone writing a song or a play using that […]

February 2nd, 2009 by admin

Good morning from Collegeville,  I celebrated my tenth birthday on a ship crossing the Atlantic Ocean.  My mother along with her four children were returning from a stint as US Army dependents stationed in Vienna, Austria.  My Dad was held over in Vienna and when he arrived in Upsala a few weeks later, Ma was in New Ulm visiting her […]