Friday, December 27, 2013

Last Link-Oh-Rama of 2013

Busy week, lots of driving, relativing, singing and celebrating, but very little blogger. I’m only human.

** South Dakota likes its cowboys: Tiny Oelrichs counts two world-class rodeo athletes as residents
“I think it really gives everybody down here a common cause to cheer for,” he said. “Everybody — whether you get along with your neighbor or you don’t get along with your neighbor — everybody is cheering for Chad and Lisa. It draws everybody together that way and is a common bond to be shared by all.”
** And rich people like South Dakota.

** Jill Callison at Argus Leader writes: Mom writes children's book on patience after unborn deaths

** Blue Cloud Abbey is resurrected in Aberdeen.
“Nobody goes out and buys an abbey. But we have six couples who just felt this is something we’re being called to do,” Heller said. “We’re kind of waiting to see what this all becomes, where God’s taking us in all this. But who is 100 percent sure in where God’s taking us?”
** A ride to heal, remember 1862 hanging of 38 Dakota in Mankato. With photo gallery of the riders.

** Facebook is doing a faceplant in young users.

** Come on guys, like Ali-Frazier and Leonard-Hagler: Dare to be great. How about winner takes all?
2004. The last year a fighter other than Mayweather or Pacquiao was ranked No. 1 on The Ring's pound-for-pound list. That fighter was Bernard Hopkins.
** I don’t do the flu shot thing. Probably should, but I rely on my high-garlic, high-sardine diet to keep my healthy. Here’s a link though for how bad the flu is in your neighborhood.
“For the past few years, 40 to 45 percent [of Americans have gotten vaccinated]. … Our goal is 70 percent, and we’re not there yet.”
** 14 movies somebody can’t wait to see in 2014. None interest me, except maybe the Johnny Depp one.

** Do you know what Meatloaf won't do for love? My 22-year-old daughter surprised her elder workers with the correct answer.

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