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Memorial Day 2017 – What have We Learned?

We are in the 16th year of the longest war in American history. It’s the Memorial Day weekend. As a nation we remember all those who have served our nation in war, sacrificed their mental and physical health, and for … Continue reading

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Restoration of the People’s House

School children in the newly restored rotunda at the Minnesota State House. I was at the Minnesota State Capitol, “The People’s House”, a few days ago. On any day when the government is in session, it rings with the sounds … Continue reading

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Modern: What’s In A Word

Modern Times Cafe, Minneapolis, MN   12/12/2013 Built in 1909, the Modern has had an interesting past. Most recently as a restaurant in an ethnic neighborhood. But before there was the Modern Times Cafe there had been: Meat Market Dry … Continue reading

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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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Invisible People, Invisible Work

Kevin and Jay Collecting Yard Refuse A couple of days ago I was taking my trash out when the garbage truck pulled up. It’s getting towards the end of the lawn cleaning period, before winter settles in, and they were … Continue reading

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Of Politics, Possibilities, and Egos

I intended this post to be about the fund raising luncheon for Senator Al Franken that I attended on Sunday. There was to be a photo or two of the Senator speaking and a short summary of what was said. … Continue reading

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Intent

What does this picture say to you? What if I add the caption, “Police keep a close eye on Protesters.” Who is the guy walking behind the police officer? Reality Here’s the original, unedited photo. The police and a pedestrian … Continue reading

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OccupyMN – More Faces in the Crowd

Here are a few more of the interesting people who I met or observed at the OccupyMN action on Friday, 10/07/2011. (Above Photo)  There is a place for whimsy in politics. When we stop finding the humor in ourselves and … Continue reading

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OccupyMN – Guy Fawkes

 Guy Fawkes Masks How people express themselves at a political event can take many forms: signs, props, music, dance, and complete persona. I am particularly fond of the folks who use props to help get their message across. The Tea … Continue reading

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OccupyMN — Photographer’s Dilemma

OccupyMN Planning Meeting on the Eve of the Occupation Yesterday evening I went to the OccupyMN planning and general assembly meetings being held at Stevens Park. I went to photograph the proceedings and to get a sense of the membership … Continue reading

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