Saturday, March 20, 2010


Crosslake is one of those places on earth, that you want to keep coming back to. Lots of reasons why, but it's mostly because of the people who live here. They're great. When one hurts we all hurt. When one laughs, we all laugh. Small town USA at it's best.

As I've said earlier in my posts, our Real Estate market for buyer's hasn't been this good since early in this decade. Right now, you can buy a home on the lake at 2003 prices. Combine that with low mortgage rates, local banks with money to lend, and it sounds like it's a great time to be buying to me!

Bracket Busted!

My bracket was just busted big time. I don't remember that ever happening to me least not this early. Northern Iowa deserved to win. They out played Kansas big time. I'd be much more excited for them if I hadn't picked Kansas to win it all!

St. Pat's Parade

Last weekend was the annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Crosslake. Crosslake has been throwing this parade for over 30 years. It has grown to the biggest one day event Crosslake has all year. This year, over 15,000 people were in town watching the parade and having a great time. Not bad for a town that has 1,000 year round residents. My band SKATYRS played in the Crosslake Town Square before the parade started, and except for it being a tad bit chilly, we had a great time and the people that came to hear us had a great time too. If you didn't make it this year, try to be here next year. You will have a great time...I guarantee it!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Health Care System...A Way to Fix It

Is anyone else sick and tired of hearing the debate over health care? OMG, these people we elected like nothing better than to hear themselves talk! Here's what I think...the health care system needs to be fixed. But, is there anyone out there that actually thinks the government can fix it? If there are, you're going to have to convince me because I don't think the government can fix anything. Every time they try to do something "good", it ends up taking forever to get anything done, and it costs more. How about this...pick 12 random people (just like a jury) from each state and have them come to a centrally located Holiday Inn. Give each of them a copy of the U.S. Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights. Put them in a room together, and have them figure out a way to fix the health care system using those aforementioned documents as a guide. Give each of them free health care for life for their time and trouble if they get it done in a month, and I'll bet they come up with something that will work. After they get done with that, let's pick some other groups to fix taxes, rising energy costs, unemployment, etc. Remember...we the people...we need to be heard. We the people can fix this if the politicians get out of the way.