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Dog Wrestling, 2014

Conner and Moxie love to play - they can go hours playing without aggravating each other. Usually when I try to take photos, they stop because Moxie gets all shy. But I finally got my camera on a play day and snapped some shots before they stopped. Full gallery here and some highlights here.

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Mother's Day 2014

Celebrating Mother's Day at Kim and Mike's house with some outdoor games. Full gallery here.

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Kimmi and Mike: Twin Cities Marathon

Photos from the 2014 Twin Cities Marathon - Kimmi and Mike running. Full gallery is here.

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Beagles in the Backyard - June 2014

Conner and Moxie romping in the backyard... many of the photos are on Flickr and all of them in the full gallery.

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January Snow up North

The winter of 2014 was pretty great - cold and snowy. We spent a few days in January up at Michelle's parents' and I was a pretty big shutterbug. I put some highlights on Flickr but all of them are available in my full gallery.

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Hanging with James, Autumn, and Emi

Check out the full gallery to see the non-selfie shots! Full gallery is here.

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Money Shouts ... We Walk...

In a recent article that covers a topic I have long wrestled with, Kim Phillips-Fein explores two recent books exploring why, in the face of an ever-declining middle class, so few people are organizing to improve their lives. The article is "Why Workers Won't Unite."

One of the issues that struck me is how we have moved so strongly in the direction that only people with money matter.

At every level of our society today, the idea that only people with money matter is confirmed daily. From the kind of health care that we receive, to the schools our children attend, to the parks near our houses, our segregation by wealth renders a common social experience nearly impossible.

Everyone else gets to dream of the day when they will matter. But in present trends, fewer and fewer people will have the money to matter because more and more of the gains in the economy go to a tiny minority.

Beagles in the Snow, 2014

Conner and Moxie playing in the snow. Full gallery here and some highlights on Flickr.

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Dogs of December, 2013

The dogs of December - Conner and Moxie, with some Bitzi squished in. Full gallery here and some shots on Flickr also.

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The Dogs of Summer, Harder Edition 2013

When Michelle and I spent Independence Day up north with her parents, we had some great opportunities for lots of dog photos with Conner and Moxie, still relatively new to us. We also did some target shooting. The full gallery is here and a lot of the doggie photos are also available on Flickr.

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