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By: Brian S. Peterson on April 6, 2011 - 4:51pm - Add new comment

For seven years in the 1990s, golf was my life.

I worked for a golf magazine in Florida and, when not working, was playing golf. Or practicing golf. Or watching golf. And during each of the four majors, I participated in fantasy golf drafts — along the lines of the popular NFL and Major League Baseball fantasy league drafts.

All golf, all the time.

By: Brian S. Peterson on February 19, 2011 - 6:00pm - Add new comment

The problem with big moments is that, at the time, we seldom realize the magnitude of these events. And even when we do, we rarely make the time to bask in their grandeur.

The 1999 Daytona 500 was such an event for me.

By: Brian S. Peterson on December 11, 2010 - 9:14pm - Add new comment

Cam Newton was the winner of the Heisman Trophy, the Twins were not winners in the winter meetings/off-season and the Vikings, regardless of how they do against the Giants, are winners now that the ship has been righted.

By: Brian S. Peterson on December 10, 2010 - 12:03am - Add new comment

I miss the Paul Bunyan Trail.

As soon as the ice melts - and sometimes before - in the spring until the snow flies, I enjoy the trail almost daily. I live a few blocks off the trail and enjoy jogs with the dog, biking and walking the trail.

I particularly enjoy the trail after the first snow. Unlike summers, when the trail is buzzing with activity, I often have my stretch of the trail north of Pequot Lakes to myself. The quiet beauty of the trail is amazing.

By: Brian S. Peterson on December 9, 2010 - 6:11pm - Add new comment

There’s an old adage — when hitting against a flame-throwing pitcher in baseball — that goes something like “you can’t hit what you can’t see.”

The same goes for deer hunting, it seems, although the numbers this year would refute that.

In recent years, hunters have complained that they’re seeing fewer and fewer deer. As a result, there’s a lot less shooting — some say they didn’t take a shot all season. And in the end, there’s less venison in the freezer for those long, cold winters.

And that doesn’t sit well with hunters.