Talk, talk, talk

This week has been busy with speaking engagements. Went to Detroit Lakes on Tuesday to speak to the Friends of the Library group. The Detroit Lakes library occupies a beautiful building. When they added to the old Carnegie library, they kept the same style. Big oak doors, tall ceilings. Very nice.

The ladies at the meeting served angel food cake with a nice strawberry topping. Very good.

Yesterday noon, I spoke to the Fosston Rotary. That meant a nice noon meal of a loaded baked potato, smothered in chili. Then last night, I taught a community ed class in Mahnomen to about ten ladies, almost all of them teachers at the school. No food to report there.

Today, I go to Grand Forks to set up a booth at the Home Show at the Alerus Center. Tomorrow, I man the booth until a little after noon, and then head to Moorhead to talk to the Clay County Master Gardeners garden day at the Hjemkomst Center. Dad has graciously agreed to take over the PR duties at the booth in Grand Forks, while brother Joe is speaking in Thief River Falls at their home show.

This rain has been great. It looks to be soaking in nicely. I would rather it all ran off into my swamp, but the ground needs the moisture, too. It is starting up again now, so I am hoping for five inches.

TWINS: I feel like a little kid this time every spring. I can barely contain my excitement. Monday night is Opening Night. Santana will be on the mound. The Twins season will be underway, and most every evening, I will be able to come home, park myself in front of the television, and forget the world.

Yesterday, Carlos Silva threw five shutout innings. Those innings are just as meaningless as the disasterous innings he has registered previously this spring, so we'll just have to wait and see if he can pull it off during the regular season.