10 Mile

Made a short film about four fun filled days at the Ten Mile Cabin with the Minneapolis Marshiks. Guest starring Grandma, Grandpa and Auntie Molly!

Was a fantastic weekend ~ Thank You!


The Honors Banquet is for the students. A night to recognize their hard work, dedication and academic excellence.  A night of awards, scholarships and applause... but somehow it's me that's going home with the grand prize.  I'm the one with a daughter that makes me so proud my eyes water.  I'm the one who will remember tonight for all nights.

Congratulations Isabel 🥹


Just 9 weeks but seems an old soul.  Catches on quick, looks before he leaps, and share's the girls love of shoes.



September, 2014 ~ February 9, 2023 😢

senior photos

Wind, seagull filled skies and a poison ivy patch threatened to ruin Isabel's senior photo shoot.  Thankfully the weather turned, the seagulls scattered and a rubbing alcohol bath kept me itch free.


Our friends Lynn and Eric shared their hometown and culinary skills serving up a king sized Alaskan adventure.

ps. we left the kids at home to dog sit 😎

swiss no more

She did it!  10 countries, countless adventures, new friends, perspectives, and now after an unusually turbulent flight from Minneapolis... she's home!!!  Makes my eyes water thinking about who's she's become.


Tommy is his name... Seems a well mannered young lad.

happy birthday

17 is a bit awkward so far... Dad's got COVID, Mom's gone, helping out in Motley, Grace is in Switzerland and Isabel started her birthday with the 4 hour ACT test.  Despite the rough start, her friends help her rally with a deli lunch, fancy Italian dinner, flowers and lots of laughs around an ice cream cake in the kitchen.  🥳

Happy Birthday Isabel!

ps. That’s her friend Rachel in the window.


Cold, snow and flight delays have Grace running late this morning, but with some luck she'll arrive in Randa, Switzerland tomorrow around 6am our time.  She's spending the next few months of her gap year working as an au pair for a single Mom and her 5yo son.  Lots of skiing seems likely... they're just a few minutes train ride from Zermatt, regarded by many as one of the best ski resort's in the world.


If ax²+b²-4ac=0

then x= -b±√b²-4ac ÷ 2a


Grace completed her advanced open water dive certification while we were in Belize.  Requirements include a deep dive to 100', underwater navigation and advanced buoyancy skills. She made it look easy 😁.

deep blue

Grace diving the deep blue of Belize.

into the blue

Grace is college bound this fall but has been wandering Central American for a few months on a gap year. I met her a couple weeks ago exploring Costa Rica and Belize.


back to old school school 🎉


Explored Lake Ore-be-gone, an artificial lake in Gilbert, MN with Grace this morning.  The lake was formed when three open-pit iron ore mines were flooded. The name, a pun x 2, refers the the closed iron ore mine, and after Garrison Keillor's fictional hometown of "Lake Wobegon".

10 mile

long lazy weekend with the Minneapolis Marshiks 🌞


4 drivers, 3 cars... looks like I'll be bikin' a bit more. 😉


Sorry about the spam messages the other day. Was working on adding a wildlife photo page to the site and didn't realize the demo content I added would trigger notification emails..

At any rate, just finished the page - it's basically a full screen version of my Instagram account... I'll be adding photos regularly, so if you'd like a notification when I post new stuff, send me an email and I'll add you to the mailing list.

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smile's back

Grace got her wisdom teeth out last week and recovery was a little rough.  Smiles were few and far between for a few days, but thankfully, it's looking like her smile will make a full recovery. ?


let the Adventure begin...

honors night

never smiled as deep, proud

shiver to think of setting you free

but there you are, agleam in a crowd

Oh the things you'll see?



an unexpected day off work, a few pencil and paper prototypes, and a Home Depot trip left us with a nice napping place.

boy no more

poor guy☹️

prom... sort of

Dresses, dinner, friends and fun, but COVID cancelled the formal dance.

ps. Mattie is his name #friend

unhappy birthday

Isabel got a fever, an upset stomach, and a day on the couch for her birthday. ?


stepping out

Stepping out from behind the computer, and into the classroom. In-person learning begins ?