South Dakota

The Last Dinner

When we moved to the Midwest three point five years ago, some cultural adjustments were necessary. For starters, we had to get used to people who were overwhelmingly nice. Began to think of “traffic” as being third in line at… Read More ›

Seven Across the 605

Yesterday, I was driving home from a three-day work conference in Sioux Falls, and thought, damn…I’ve made a LOT of trips across South Dakota this year. A quick bit of mental arithmetic later, I realized this was the seventh time… Read More ›

Like 700,000 Angry Bees

It’s that time of year again, when the Black Hills are filled with an incessant, angry rumbling. Distant thunder? Nope: the constant drone of thousands of two-cylinder four-stroke piston engines. The streets are clogged with motorcyclists from near and far,… Read More ›

What’s the Benefit of Pigs?

As a writer, I frequently interview people. My methods have evolved over the years, but my goal remains simple: transferring their words as efficiently as possible into a story/article/press release/whatever. For a couple of years, I dragged along a laptop…. Read More ›