Category Archives: Blog

Belonging

Fellow citizens march down Marquette avenue on their way to demonstrate in front of the Better Business Bureau for a living wage, sick leave, immigration  and other issues. Last week I attended a march in downtown Minneapolis. It was late … Continue reading

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Solidarity and Hope In Numbers

The Twin Cities Women’s March was led by a Native American color guard. Behind them were 90,000+ people who came to support women’s issues and oppose the newly inaugurated Pretender President. On Saturday I attended the Women’s March in the … Continue reading

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Rest Easy America

Rest Easy America by Les Phillips is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. American politics in 2016 is very scary. A large, vocal minority are expressing their anger at our political system by supporting Donald J Trump, … Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter

James and his daughter Aria. With each generation comes the potential for the Phoenix to rise from the fire and ashes of previous generations. On Monday last, I went to the Black Lives Matter encampment in front of the Governors … Continue reading

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Face of the Machine

I’ve begun to simplify my life by getting rid of the clutter of 69 years. Because I have no siblings, wife or children I have no one to whom I can leave the jetsam and flotsam of my life. So … Continue reading

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Smoke

Photo is from 08/21/2015 when smoke from western forest fires transformed Minneapolis sunsets. This morning, I woke up early. My subconscious alarm, that reptilian part of my brain that automatically warns me about ancient threats, had gone off. Something was … Continue reading

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Veterans Day: Geometry of Loss

It was a warm, late summer day. I had dropped off a friend at the Twin Cities airport and was heading home. My drive took me passed Fort Snelling Military Cemetery.  I’ve lived in Minneapolis for 35 years and had … Continue reading

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My Response to Black Lives Matter

Recently, I was walking down an alley and saw this lonely glove lying on the pavement. Immediately I thought of the Black Lives Matter movement and took this photo. It was only later, while creating the above image, that a … Continue reading

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Ice Safety: what to do if you go through

Minneapolis Fire Department firefighters present an ice safety demonstration to a group of parents and children at the Lyndale Farmstead Park ice rink. Pictured from left to right are FMO Dean Anderson (kneeling), Capt. Dennis Scott, and Firefighters Pete Hallstrom … Continue reading

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Cancer and a Positive Spirit

My neighbor and friend, Pete, with his radiology team at the University of Minnesota. He’s giving a thumbs-up which reflects his positive spirit. Over the last few weeks I’ve been privileged to accompany my friend Pete, a couple of times, … Continue reading

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