A Name Only Means So Much

December 27th, 2012 § 2 comments § permalink

A name only means so much.  As creepy and insightful as numerology and astrology can be, someone’s name can only tell you so much.  For example, take “Eric Goranson.”  No, not me.  This Eric Goranson.  I have interacted with other “Eric Goransons” around the country (there aren’t too many of us) over the years but I do’t know this guy at all.  He came up in a Google Alerts email, though, and I couldn’t resist posting about him.

The guy shoots himself in the chest with a .40 caliber handgun and gets a positive story about donating blood on the local TV station.  Good for him for taking a bad situation and making some good come out of it…maybe we are more alike than I’d like to admit at this point…

I’m going to have to do some digging on other “Eric Goranson” stories.  If I find any, I’ll update this post.  If Dr. Goranson in Oregon reads this, I’d still love to try that wine you make sometime (I’m over 21 now).  I’m also still waiting for Goranson Farms in Maine to reply to my repeated emails over the years about ordering some maple syrup.  If we are related and you live anywhere in Scandinavia and have a place to stay, let me know.  I’ve been looking for a reason to visit the homeland!   I’ll have to make sure my S.E.O. is good on this post.  Maybe they’ll find it.  The internet makes the world small.  😉

A Tiny Retrospective

December 19th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

The last time I posted was on November 25 so here is a tiny retrospective on my month and my year.  Crazy how time flies.  Here’s the scoop:

I spent the 27th and 28th in Rochester, MN accompanying my grandfather to Mayo Clinic to have an experimental procedure done to rid him of an infection that wouldn’t go away.  He’s feeling much better since the procedure, it was an honor to take him up there, and I’m hopeful that he’s cured.  We’ll find out in a month or so I guess.  He’s also moved into a new house in Britt, Iowa since I last posted.  Weird to have him in a different house than the one he’s lived in for 40 years. » Read the rest of this entry «