The system is going down now… (Well, soon enough)

It’s been an interesting experience but I’m obviously not as serious at writing things regularly nor intend to. The world can certainly use less rants

The domain will still be active for other things but likely not as a blog platform I’ll rarely use.

Those Mayans Were Wrong!

Well, it’s midnight and no change. I guess I have to go back to work.

Ingress: Googles way to get us out and walking. Results from the last seven days are in and a slight improvement to the previous week. I don’t have data from the first week since I had rebuilt my PC and didn’t have the Fitbit software installed to collect the data.



These additional steps are just from some additional walking to/from the train to work and the lunch hour. At least I know I’m meeting the 10,000 steps goal I originally set.

R.I.P. Mr. John Bedard


It’s been a sad couple of days realizing one of my ultimate best friends has departed the earth entirely too early.

I worked with John at my first job out of college (mid 1998) for nearly four years. In the time between leaving Montana for Minnesota we have stayed in touch over various forms of social media and exchanged many of messages. John always put a smile on my face when I was feeling down through witty comments / postings. People that know him will agree he is a very unique guy in which frequented in many circles. As our friend Mike posted he was the glue to held all of us together. We’re so fortunate to have time to visit with John and other friends during our trip to Montana last Summer.

John, you will be missed immensely. I take pleasure in knowing you died doing what you enjoyed best rather that sitting in a cubical working for corporate America. Peace be with you until we meet again.

Bedard – From Mike Quinn

Family and friends of John. You are in our thoughts.

John’s Facebook page:

Glacier National Park Annual Pass for 2012

During our visit to Glacier National Park last summer we stopped by to look at the 1913 St. Mary Ranger Station. While there my wife and I were encouraged to make a few brush strokes to a mural the volunteer (Sheryl Mink ) was working on. Well, that mural is the photo used on the 2012 annual pass for Glacier National Park. Read more at: