Kevin De Bruyne is my favorite footballer. His vision, touch and unselfishness are unmatched in modern top-level football. Congratulations to KDB for 100 Premier League assists, only the fifth Premier League player to reach the milestone and in the fewest number of matches (237). He has 61 assists remaining to surpass Ryan Griggs and become the all-time leader.

Wrexham prevailed against their biggest rival for promotion out of the National League, Notts County. What a game! Goalie Ben Foster has been an amazing late addition to the squad, and surely to the forthcoming season two of Welcome to Wrexham. Watch Foster’s video blog from the game as well, he’s a great ambassador for the club and the sport.

Charlie’s band Snowpants playing a cover of Cake’s “I Will Survive” at Jefferson Show Choir Showcase this weekend. They killed it!

Governor Walz signed the free school meals bill into law yesterday. People need help from their governments, and this is a great example of a program that will directly benefit not only our kids, but also parents who are struggling in our changing economy.

The Simpsons is a novel and effective way to illustrate (ha-ha!) how personal computing has impacted our culture since the show launched in late 1989.

Here are my favorite albums from 2022.

  • Plains – I Walked With You A Ways
  • Spoon – Lucifer On The Sofa
  • Big Thief – Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You
  • Beach House – Once Twice Melody
  • Wilco – Cruel Country
  • Caamp – Lavender Days
  • Fantastic Cat – The Very Best of Fantastic Cat
  • John Fullbright – The Liar
  • Vulfpeck – Schvitz
  • Mt. Joy – Orange Blood


The winter concert by the Angelica Cantanti Youth Choir in Bloomington, Minnesota. Sam is a baritone and this was his first choir performance. They were wonderful!

A tale of two halves

Offense, defense and special teams were abysmal throughout the entire first half, and even into the first drive of the second. Then the offense scored and they turned on the jets with major contributions from every player: Cousins, Jefferson, Cook, Thielen, Hockenson, Osborn, Ham, Joseph. The defense held on and only gave up three points in the second half. This Vikings season has been insanely entertaining and is keeping the long suffering Vikings fans on the brink.

The biggest comeback in NFL history. NFC Champs. Justin Jefferson having a historical season. Kirk Cousins coming up clutch on the big stage. Walk-off win at the Superbowl?

Watch the full game highlights.

NASA’s Artemis 1 launch was long delayed, but the new Space Launch System (SLS) finally delivered the Orion spacecraft to the moon’s orbit earlier this month. Space fans like me adore the high definition visuals captured by the cadre of private videographers that are now filming every launch from every provider. I’ve only witnessed one launch myself, ULA’s GPS IIF-12 on February 5, 2016, and it was from a beach-side hotel balcony many miles from Cape Canaveral. We saw the rocket and could hear some faint rumbles. At the top of my bucket list is to see, hear and feel a big rocket launch up close. This video is a great teaser of the full effect. Headphones recommended.

Peter Bence’s arrangement and performance brings a whole new appreciation for the masterwork that is Bohemian Rhapsody. Enjoy.