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  • Canon 50D, I’m in love!

    It’s official. After reading a few reviews of the new technology and beta versions of the Canon EOS 50D, I’m in love!  There are no production product hands-on reviews yet as the camera won’t be available until next month, but the reviews I found of beta versions and the professional assessments of the improvements Canon…

  • Procrastination

    This morning I had the full intention of getting out and getting my photo assignment done, and going for a nice long bike ride. However, there was this little furry person who really didn’t like that idea. He’s decided to hold me down with force by laying down on me every time I sit down.…

  • Hit and Run

    Yesterday I received this email from the City of Minneapolis: On September 11, 2008 around 4:20 a.m. a 64 year old St Louis Park resident with cerebral palsy was struck and killed by a hit and run driver on Excelsior Boulevard less than a block from his place of employment. The male, who will be…

  • In black and white

    While I’m hoping to find a Canon EOS 50D under the Christmas tree, I’m currently making use of my Digital Elph and my Rebel 2000 35mm cameras as best I can.  I started my black and white film photography course last night and, even though I’ve owned the camera for years, I learned for the…

  • A Hard Rain

    After a week or two of sunny days it felt great to get some rain, and tonight’s showers were true summer rain showers. They rolled in while the sun was still out and poured almost directly down for about 20-30 minutes. Then the storm cleared and Cooper and I got to get out for a…

  • Fourth of July

    While we usually travel for the 4th, we decided to spend it at home this year, and we weren’t the only ones. We had thought that with the long weekend most people would be heading up to lake homes and other vacation spots, but it seems the rising cost of fuel kept a lot of…

  • Minnesota Lost

    Today we took a few new bike trails and got a bit, well, lost. We were in Minneapolis the whole time, but you’d never have known from the scenery. Soft rolling hills, open pastures and shade trees lined our bike trail, which, we discovered, headed into the heart of downtown. The trail did get a…

  • New Bike

    About 2 weeks ago both Jim and I got new bikes. He picked up a Surly single speed and I got a new Bianchi 1885 Veloce. It’s been raining here every day so I haven’t gotten to ride it much, but the few times I have ridden it have been great. The ride is really…

  • The 12-hour Day

    How many hours is really too many hours for one person to work in a week?  50?  60?  However many it is, it’s been too many for me.  The weather here is starting to warm, the lake is beginning to thaw, and the frozen grass is starting to peek out from beneath the snow.  I’ve…