Make: Day This Saturday

If you’re in the Twin Cities and you have any kind of interest in making, hacking or DIY, you simply must attend Make: Day this Saturday at the Science Museum of Minnesota. − Make: television projects including a VCR Cat Feeder, Burrito Blaster, Personal Flight Recorder, and many others. − Geek Squad Agents will dispense […]

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Art Shanties Bring Art to the Lake

I challenge you to find a more Minnesotan art form than a creatively-executed ice-fishing shack. These traditional structures are built on a frozen lake. Anglers bore through the ice, set up their fishing poles, and huddle around propane heaters and beer and tell tall tales. Many fishermen decorate their huts with amusing or practical accessories. […]

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Driving Home for the Holidays

On Christmas Eve, I will be making the long drive from the Lone Star State, back to my wife and kids in Kansas. The 750 mile (1,200 km) trek will take approximately 12 hours to complete; depending, of course upon traffic, weather conditions and the maximum capacity of my bladder. Regular readers of this blog […]

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GeekDad Goes to Punkin Chunkin

The day after Halloween most families are recovering from their candy induced hangovers.  This year the Shump Clan was up bright and early to make the trek from our humble abode in Philadelphia to the open land of southern Delaware for the  2008 World Championship Punkin Chunkin.  Punkin Chunkin is an annual pumpkin launching competition […]

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