Category Archives: Portraits

Edgar Allen Poe and the Snow Angle

Clean Water Action activist braving -10F windchill to spread the word about toxic chemicals in children’s products. Last night, as the winter darkness froze into place and an arctic wind chilled the air to -10F, I settled down in front … Continue reading

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Fall Motorcycling In the Driftless

Virgil and Peter Taking A Break. Recently, my buddy Virgil and I rode our bikes to Winona to see the exhibits at the Minnesota Maritime Art Museum.  We made the trip a two-day ride so that we could take time … Continue reading

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Comfort

Futzin Resting In Aunt Nikki’s Arms This Memorial Day weekend, I went to Fergus Falls to celebrate the birthday of another family member. This time it was Andrew who turned one year old. Drew has the nickname Futzin which was … Continue reading

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Desperadoes and a Pinata

Desperadoes, Cara and Friend On Saturday, I went to Wisconsin to spend time with Becky’s family. After all these years, I count them as my family too. The reason for my trip was the combined birthday party for Cara, age … Continue reading

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Snow Day

Neighbor, Pete Sieger, clearing his drive way of nine inches of fresh snow. Yesterday was a snow day. Unlike in some other parts of the country where a snow day means closed schools and businesses, here in Minnesota it translates … Continue reading

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Rincon 38, Tapas with Style

Rincon 38’s, Cordon Bleu trained, Chef Hector Ruiz. Yesterday evening I had a hankering for tapas, those delicious morsels that can be eaten as appetizers or as a meal. Lucky for me, Rincon 38 had opened its doors for the … Continue reading

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Imagination

    Alan is totally absorbed in playing with Spencer the Engine,     one of the characters of Thomas the Tank Engine TV show. The Merrian-Webster Dictionary defines Imagination as: the act or power of forming a mental image of something … Continue reading

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Bicyclist Builds Virtual Company

Doug Shidell is a bicyclist who rides for pleasure and as a part of daily life, such as going to neighborhood stores. Doug is also a 21st century entrepreneur who discovered through his biking, a niche map making business that … Continue reading

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Delight

Recently, I was invited to the birthday party of a friend’s three-old girl, Olivia. I’m not a parent, so I wasn’t certain exactly what to expect, except that there would be a lot of noise and energy. There was a … Continue reading

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Virgil Delegard – the Next Boomer Trend

Virgil Delegard – painter I’ve been observing an interesting Baby Boomer trend developing: rebirth of the arts.  As we boomers retire, more and more of us are finding the freedom to turn or return to activities that give voice to … Continue reading

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