Minnesota Made Festival — You Betcha!

I’ll be Hosting the Minnesota Accent & Loon Calling Contests at The Minnesota Made Festival and maybe, just maybe I’ll even make a special musical appearance. Warm up those vocal cords, because I want to hear your best Minnesota accent. By the way it’s pronounce Minn-a-soda. And why not start practicing your Loon Call? Take a look at Lil’ Loon Lady… Read more »

Uncle Denny’s Winnebago: Second Stop

Jump aboard my Uncle Denny’s Winnebago. Today I talk with Stanley Cup winner,  Shjon Podein. Get to know the former professional ice hockey left winger, played 11 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers, Colorado Avalancheand St. Louis Blues. Even at an early age coaches described Podein as “a pain in the ass” — a huge compliment in the hockey… Read more »


This writer’s workshop gives aspiring writers the opportunity to work on their feature film script ideas with the support of an established screen writer…me. Screen writing is about the freedom of telling a story and this workshop offers a friendly environment that encourages creativity and innovation while showing the writers how to hit the right… Read more »

Veterans Day 2012

It’s Veterans Day and I thought it was a great time to share a speech I gave at an event for the DAV at the Hilton in Bloomington, Minnesota last month. It was an honor for me to introduced veteran Marcus Kuboy. Injured during his time as a medic, Marcus realized, as he says, that he could either “get bitter or… Read more »

Walter Reed Military Medical Center Visit

Yesterday I visited with some great people at Walter Reed Military Medical Center. I always leave feeling inspired, humbled and in awe of the people I meet there. [envira-gallery id=”442″]

Memorial Day: More Than White Pumps

What does Memorial Day mean to you? Parades? BBQ’s with hotdogs, hamburgers, cole-slaw, and potato salad? Maybe macaroni salad, fruit salad, 3-bean salad, jello-salad, or marshmallow surprise salad? I think you get my point. A lot of funky salad gets eaten on Memorial Day. For me, Memorial Day means I can finally show off my… Read more »