My Library

Kevin Hoffmann October 11, 2018

These are some of the major books I have collected over the years that cover the Sioux Uprising.


Meyer, Dr. Friedrich, 1914. Neu Ulm. Publisher of the West German Youth League, Barmen, Germany.

Carley, Kenneth, 1976.  The Sioux Uprising of 1862. Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN.

Fridley, Russell W. (Ed.), Kellett, Leota M. (Ed.), Holmquist, June . . .



Kevin Hoffmann October 3, 2018

In Thailand there are sidewalk markets everywhere. When we would take an excursion to visit someplace like Nong Khai, or Ban Chiang, my wife and sister would stop and buy a bag of fried grasshoppers to munch on, the same way Americans like to eat potato chips.  Grasshoppers aren’t the only bugs available in Thai markets. They also sell and eat giant water bugs, crickets, cockroaches and dif . . .



Kevin Hoffmann September 27, 2018

I have made several trips to Thailand since getting married.

Dao grew up in Udorn. She was the youngest of her siblings. During the Vietnam war there was an American airbase in Udorn. Her older brother had a contract with the US Airforce to supply food and other supplies to the base. Her parents ran a small hotel. The rooms are simple with just a bed and chest. There is a common bathroom th . . .

Motorcycle Trips

Motorcycle Trips

Kevin Hoffmann September 20, 2018

When I was in college, I bought a 360 Honda motorcycle. For a time, it was my only means of transportation, so I rode it year round. My brother Dan lived in Arizona at the time. I’d get a few weeks off in the summer, between semesters, and would ride my motorcycle to visit him.  My first trip was quite an adventure for me, having never traveled beyond Minnesota and western Wisconsin (with t . . .



Kevin Hoffmann September 13, 2018

In 2004 I got the notion that it would be nice to spend Christmas, that year, in Krabi, Thailand. Krabi is in Southern Thailand, and was right in the path of the tsunami that struck on December 26 of 2004. Krabi was virtually destroyed. Fortunately, my plans didn’t work out and we went there three weeks earlier. This is an eerie parallel to my grandfather having missed the Titanic back in 19 . . .

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