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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

After a couple of weeks of motorcycle travel posts, we’re back to your regularly scheduled media content. Why were so many people upset by Gawker outing a top Conde Nast executive? The gossipy blogging site Gawker has a long history … Continue reading

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Gone Riding – Headed Home

After parting company with the Biker Priest in Duluth and picking up a couple more Whispering Giants, it was time to start the long ride home. My first stop along the way was St. Paul, Minn. where I spent the … Continue reading

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Gone Riding – Return to the Giants

As I mentioned in a previous blog post, Matt and I had to pull the plug on our circumnavigation of the Great Lakes, but the upside was getting to visit a couple of Whispering Giants I wouldn’t have gotten to … Continue reading

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Gone Riding – Boats, Bikes & a Bishop

When I go on long distance motorcycle rides, I always start out with three rules: 1. Come home safe 2. Have fun 3. Complete whatever goals I have for the ride It’s very important to always keep these in mind. … Continue reading

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Gone Riding – Great Giants, Great Lakes

It wasn’t as stormy as it was yesterday, but it was cool and damp in the morning, slowly becoming sunny and windy in the afternoon.  But the scenery and riding were wonderful as I followed the Trail of the Whispering … Continue reading

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Gone Riding – On the trail of the Whispering Giants

Many of you may know that in addition to teaching mass comm/media literacy, I also like riding my motorcycle fairly long distances.  One of the activities I try to do every summer is a Grand Tour.  These tours have a … Continue reading

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Celebrate the 4th of July with Neil Finn singing about dogs

So I’m trying to be back in the habit of posting weekly to the blog, and I’m also trying to finish up my grading for my summer class, so I’m going to cheat and just post two Neil Finn (of … Continue reading

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Everyone’s Gone to the Movies

We’re headed into the heart of summer, and that makes this a great time to talk about the movies. Film composer James Horner dies in plane crash James Horner, best known for his score for Titanic, died earlier this week from … Continue reading

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Students in Lexington, Neb. revive local movie theater

If you grow up or live in a small town, you know how important it is to have a local movie theater.  Your theater is a place for people in the community to get together and have fun.  It’s a … Continue reading

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Everything is a Remix – “Wagon Wheel” Edition

I just went to see the band Old Crow Medicine Show about a week ago, and and I highly recommend seeing them if you have the chance. They are particularly famous for the song “Wagon Wheel.”  Wait a minute, is … Continue reading

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