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2022-08-12: Finally a really nice night to just sit outside. I just wish we would have gotten here earlier so I …

2022-08-12: While my son was at a basketball practice I took the down time to lace up the shoes and explore the …

2022-08-11: Made another crack tonight exploring the trails around Braemar. Wonder how long this trail has been …

2022-08-10: Finished reading: Holy Chow by David Rosenfelt 📚 - Was kind of predictable after a while but I still …

2022-08-09: Wanted to try something new today with my running but that ended up with me having to stop and then …

2022-08-09: I guess I will say the recovery run went well but the heat got to me. Interesting that since May …

2022-08-09: Another task partially completed in the long Project Shed list. Finally connected the hard wire to …

2022-08-08: We are fostering this little puppy for a while… I am taking the morning shift so my wife and oldest …

2022-08-07: Did some exploring in Edina again and found they opened a trail I had been hoping would be …

2022-08-06: 🎬 Family Movie night (take two)… Luck I think it was from youngest to oldest child on how much they …

2022-08-06: 🎬 Family Movie night… Minions: The Rise of Gru The kids have been wanting to watch this for a while …

2022-08-05: Hemispheric Views Podcast - It's a Bracket This is long overdue but I really did enjoy my time on the Hemispheric Views podcast that was …

2022-08-05: When will the meetings end today…. Time try this drink out ☠️ 😆

2022-08-05: Just rambling around this morning to clear the head. The breeze was nice but I knew better with such …

2022-08-04: Had limited time after dropping one girl off and waiting to bring the other one home from dance. …

2022-08-02: That’s a wrap on our 2022 Main vacation! Time to head home… ✈️

2022-08-01: I mean why wouldn’t I become a Junior Ranger? 😁 The younger than I Park Ranger told me it wasn’t …

2022-08-01: Last day running and exploring along the coast of Maine. It has been fun but my legs and ankles are …

2022-07-30: Exploring Bar Island today as I timed it right this morning at low tide. Ran on trails and some …

2022-07-28: Decided to take another tour over the bridge and in the town of Wiscasset, ME again today. Was short …

2022-07-27: Quiet morning looking out on the Sheepscot River. Also, great day to do some exploring of Wiscasset, …

2022-07-24: The Freedom Trail run in Boston today. I figured I had never done the full trail before that I can …

2022-07-22: We are off on another adventure… Here we come Boston see you at Midnight ✈️

2022-07-22: Had the trail to myself today. Had to get this in early as it is going to be a full day today as we …

2022-07-21: Had to get this run done earlier today as there was a lot going on. The first couple of miles my …

2022-07-20: Did a little exploring tonight as I was hoping to run on the Riverview Rd but it seems to be blocked …

2022-07-20: Well, which one is it IT department? Are you forcing me to reboot in 4 days or 2 days 😄

2022-07-20: Played Happy City last night. I do love that our family likes trying out new board games from time …

2022-07-19: Enjoying a night around the campfire at our campsite. I enjoy this place even more when the stars …

2022-07-18: “Are you done with work yet?” - Doodle 🐶

2022-07-18: Another warm one out there running today on a route with very little shade around Clear Lake. I did …

2022-07-17: The doodle is not impressed sitting outside in the heat waiting for his sisters to come by in the …

2022-07-17: Long run day of rolling hills… Started early to avoid the heat but you can’t change the dew …

2022-07-15: Come on Garmin… really do you think I cut through all those houses.. actually don’t answer that 😆

2022-07-13: Long day ahead of me today so back to the earlier morning runs. This morning it is hard to tell from …

2022-07-12: Doodle is feeling much better and really enjoying her chicken and rice meals. I have a feeling she …

2022-07-12: Fishing and hanging out at the farm 🎣🚜 This past weekend we went down to the Gott Family farm in small town Ollie, Iowa. It is a little bit …

2022-07-12: Poor doodle 🐶 Yesterday our dog woke up and nothing seemed off as I took her outside as I normally do. However, …

2022-07-12: Didn’t sleep great as I was on the couch with the dog to make sure she didn’t need to go out quick …

2022-07-11: It is day’s like this that I am not really sure why I run. So hot outside and this route had less …

2022-07-10: Happy 4th Birthday Lainey Lou the Doodle 🐶🎂🎉 This dog really loves the camping life

2022-07-08: I really underestimated the amount of water to bring on todays run with the humidity. Probably …

2022-07-07: It was a hot and humid run out there today. I was glad when it was over and I was back in the AC the …

2022-07-07: Kind of a long 10 min video but very interesting to see and be reminded of the very early Mac OS. …

2022-07-07: Really nice evening run exploring some more trails. I am actually surprised how dry the creek bed …

2022-07-04: The local run today got canceled but I still decided to get outafter the rain stopped. However, wow …

2022-07-04: Happy 4th of July 🇺🇸 Might have gotten rained out of things this morning but these two paraded …

2022-06-23: Lake Superior RV Trip 🚐 Today starts day 1 of 10 for our Lake Superior RV trip with some friends. This will mark the first …

2022-06-23: Didn’t really want to get up and move today. However, this was the only time I was going to find to …

2022-06-22: Early morning trail run on the boardwalk. 🏃🏻‍♂️

2022-06-22: One would think a simple question to my cell phone provider of does my plan cover data usage in …

2022-06-21: With this heat I am thinking I need to get up earlier to get my miles in. However, it was still …

2022-06-19: Happy Father’s Day run. I explored more of Waconia today and found some new trails and couldn’t find …

2022-06-18: Looks calm but I tell you what it was hot, humid, and windy out there today. I probably should have …

2022-06-16: Wasn’t feeling it today but glad to get some miles in as it was cooler than the prior days. 🏃🏻‍♂️

2022-06-15: Thankful for the cloud cover today as it was still humid out there. 🏃‍♂️

2022-06-14: I meant to run much earlier today to avoid some of the heat and humidity but didn’t and was right in …

2022-06-13: Felt like I was swimming out there today with the humidity and heat. I did find a new place I have …

2022-06-12: In these brief moments I am reminded why it was worth all the travel I did years ago.. I love seeing …

2022-06-10: Change of office scenery today

2022-06-09: I think my Xfinity Mobile finally fixed my problems after multiple calls and chats with customer …

2022-06-09: Most likely the last run in this area till fall when my girls are back at dance. I enjoyed this …

2022-06-08: New place to run but my legs were not ready for the rough terrain and up and down of these trails. …

2022-06-07: I guess leave it better than you found doesn’t apply to whatever contracted crew did some work on …

2022-06-07: To say I am not excited about this day is an understatement… Death by meetings ☠

2022-06-06: As unplanned days go this was another unplanned run but it was nice out and I had good company for …

2022-06-06: School lunch with the Boo… 👻 Decided to change my plans today and surprise this girl for lunch today 😁. She had been begging us …

2022-06-05: Today’s unplanned run was powered before and after by Casey’s pizza. Probably not the best …

2022-06-04: Wet and rainy morning has lead to an early fire this afternoon. Pretty peaceful out in this little …

2022-06-03: Ummm… that is not what I wanted to happen Xfinity. Now it makes sense when I looked at my phone …

2022-06-03: Just beautiful outside today. Blue skies, a breeze, and the temps sitting at around 60°F. Couldn’t …

2022-06-02: Can’t believe this kid turned 13 today!! We have our first teenage in the house now. 😳 I really need …

2022-06-02: New favorite cut through trail I found a couple weeks back. Each week at dance I try to get a faster …

2022-05-31: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 31: Endurance As much as I give this kid a hard time I applaud him for …

2022-05-31: I appreciated the overcast morning. It was good to get back in the swing of things today after being …

2022-05-30: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 30: Fish The best part about fishing at my in-laws is that they have a lot of …

2022-05-29: It was a warm one today but I needed to move so I ran around Clear Lake in Waseca, MN.

2022-05-29: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 29: Stripes We put a couple decorations outside the RV this weekend 🇺🇸

2022-05-28: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 28: Fair One of my favorite photos of the Iowa State Fair. In fact we have a …

2022-05-27: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 27: Written Tunnel close to Paisley Park that is full of writing.

2022-05-27: Grocery Shopping Run I like how well the Apple AirPods just work with my iPhone. Only over the last year have I switched …

2022-05-27: Just a beautiful day to be outside running. Blue skies and 61°F this morning. 🏃🏻‍♂️

2022-05-26: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 26: Schedule Camping food schedule for the weekend 🚐

2022-05-26: Needed this run today it has been a long week. Not to mention I felt much better running than I …

2022-05-25: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 25: Mountain Beautiful mountains… I mean farmland as I am driving …

2022-05-24: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 24: Intricate Not sure why I always enjoy stained glass. 📍 St. Michael’s …

2022-05-24: Had to get this one done in the early morning hours today. It has been awhile since I have woken up …

2022-05-23: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 23: Plain Just a plain looking sky today on my late afternoon run.

2022-05-22: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 22: Textile I have spent too much time today and yesterday sitting in these …

2022-05-21: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 21: Symmetry In between the various dance number I watched I stared at this …

2022-05-21: Thank you Murphy Micro Roast for being outside the dance competition this morning. I am sure I will …

2022-05-20: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 20: Beverage What a whirlwind last couple of days it has been. Time to sip on …

2022-05-20: Saw this shovel and spraying can in the road on my run today. I decided to do my good deed by moving …

2022-05-19: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 19: Indulgence Might be more of a sickness… I actually had no idea I …

2022-05-19: Just ran by a family of geese this afternoon. 🏃🏻‍♂️

2022-05-18: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 18: Random I guess water on the table from the rain is better than from the …

2022-05-18: I would not suggest taking a swim or drinking from that pond in the distance. Another great day …

2022-05-17: Really wasn’t feeling it today but it was beautiful out again so decided to hit the trails and …

2022-05-17: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 17: Hold Had to hold this nervous doodle while attending a training online …

2022-05-17: I think the better question is who are you? Seeing how you texted me and I have had this number for …

2022-05-17: Listening to a webcast right now and kind of wishing I could 1.5x the speed they are talking. …

2022-05-16: Who would have thought this was our sleep under the stars kid. 😴 I don’t blame her as it is a …

2022-05-16: Really was a beautiful day today and good day to recover from yesterday’s long run.

2022-05-16: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 16: Time Isn’t the first and for sure won’t be the last time that time is not …

2022-05-15: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 15: Clouds It was really a beautiful day out there today with these wispy …

2022-05-15: Explored a good amount of new terrain today and was able to cut next to the Minnesota Arboretum on …

2022-05-14: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 14: Fence Fence I pass every morning walking our youngest to the bus stop.

2022-05-13: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 13: Community Beautiful night for food trucks at a school carnival

2022-05-13: Thinking About Friendships via @patrickrhone - Such a great post and the below excerpt is too …

2022-05-13: 📚 Reap3r by Eliot Peper This book was just awesome! I had been looking for a book to read and this one dropped into my lap …

2022-05-12: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 12: Tranquility This would have been a very tranquil spot except it was right …

2022-05-12: What started out as a fun adventure turned out to be a very hilly, wet, muddy, and scraped filled …

2022-05-11: I am not sure why I keep running across very friendly deer lately. I mean they are in no hurry to …

2022-05-11: Hanging out in the hallway waiting for the storms to pass. Without no electricity 😒 The Doodle is …

2022-05-11: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 11: Maroon Calm before the Tornado and Thunderstorm warnings.

2022-05-11: Really IT… The VPN connection only lasts for 1 hr 🤦‍♂️

2022-05-10: Cutting through the woods for some different scenery today. 🏃🏻‍♂️

2022-05-10: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 10: Pots My little helping was filling all the pots with some already …

2022-05-09: Seems like the day of the deer 🦌. I ran right by this one, stopped, got my phone out and took this …

2022-05-09: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 9: Bloom Some flowers from Mother’s Day add a nice touch to the dining room.

2022-05-09: Had some visitors stroll by the shed office today. I was only quick enough to get a picture of the …

2022-05-08: Dialed it back this weekend as Saturday was a busy one and could barely sneak this run in today.

2022-05-08: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 8: Union Union Pacific rail line is what I think of most times I cross tracks. …

2022-05-07: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 7: Park Spending some time at the dog park 🐶

2022-05-06: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 6: Silhouette Going for a stroll around the block with the dog.

2022-05-05: It was another beautiful day but not sure I should have been out there as both watches were telling …

2022-05-05: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 5: Earth A project my daughter had to complete tonight for an upcoming dance …

2022-05-04: charity: wordle 1 - 5/6 ⬛⬛⬛🟩⬛ ⬛🟩⬛🟩🟩 ⬛🟩⬛🟩🟩 🟩🟩⬛🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 I don’t think I have posted anything …

2022-05-04: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 4: Thorny Well it serves me right that I picked these up today for following …

2022-05-03: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 3: Experimental We have tried to craft a space within a space of our house. …

2022-05-03: Exploring new paths near familiar paths. 🏃🏻‍♂️ *I am pretty sure there is a trail here and I wasn’t …

2022-05-02: Finally some sun after the past couple days of rain. Glad to be out there with the small crew again.

2022-05-02: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 2: Photo I love capturing interesting photos when traveling and then making …

2022-05-01: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 1: Switch Main Power switch for the RV 🚐

2022-04-30: The plans changed but glad to get out there(http://www.strava.com/activities/7066770918) today even …

2022-04-28: Got this one done with the group just before the ran came. 🏃🏻‍♂️

2022-04-27: Sun is out again today so took to the trails for the first couple of miles. Typically don’t take …

2022-04-26: These evening runs while my son is at basketball have been fun as it is just three of us dads …

2022-04-26: Been on meeting calls since 6:30am today (it is 1:30 now) and seeing this face I think I will take …

2022-04-25: I had some snow flakes flying around on my run today. To think 2 days ago I was out and it was 73° F …

2022-04-24: Finished reading: A Safe House by Stuart Woods 📚 - Great typical Stone Barrington book that kept me …

2022-04-24: RV is back in the driveway to get ready for summer adventures. Unfortunately it was 6 hrs of riding …

2022-04-23: Good thing we didn’t get rained on running today. However, I don’t think we were ready for 74°F …

2022-04-22: Running in the rain….Again! 🙄🌧🏃🏻‍♂️ I find it interesting that Storm is the Chanhassen mascot …

2022-04-21: It was a beautiful evening out tonight. Finally some warmer weather and seeing a sunset. Also, was …

2022-04-19: I had to squeeze in a short run this morning because I thought I had back to back meetings with …

2022-04-19: Had to make it a quick one today with one meeting going long this morning and then back to back …

2022-04-19: Doing a thing…. 😄 *Still working on making that final push to archive the old website to have …

2022-04-18: Gloomy day out there today. Decided to take some paths off the main one today.

2022-04-18: Well I have delayed long enough.. Technically, I know I could hold off longer but it is finally time …

2022-04-18: I have spent a good amount of time this morning helping my parents toubleshoot a Windows spyware …

2022-04-17: Happy Birthday April Happy Birthday to the wonderful April! The kids and I tried our best to make it a special day by …

2022-04-17: Wasn’t quite expecting that weather running today. The windy snow blowing in my face reminded was …

2022-04-15: Come on door to door salespeople…. Stopping by at 5:30pm on a Friday night… really come on…

2022-04-15: Are you sure?… That bridge looks completely safe to me. Glad the sun was out on my run today …

2022-04-15: Well this was quite the embarrassing find digging for something in a closet upstairs….. Yep this is …

2022-04-14: In the “office” today 😁. Much warmer than the other day though as I have two heaters and ran it for …

2022-04-13: I have a great idea… Lets have everyone’s weekly full virus scan run at 10:30 am. That seems like it …

2022-04-13: Ran across these ducks who I almost didn’t see right away with all the debris in there. Also, this …

2022-04-13: Just a little hail last night 😳

2022-04-12: Finally made it to the nature conservation trails close to my house as the ground is a little more …

2022-04-12: A little colder than I had hoped working in the shed office this morning for our Global Team …

2022-04-11: The moment you get a notification reminder that you have a meeting starting in 15 min and you were …

2022-04-11: Sign fail 🤦‍♂️ as seen out running on this beautiful sunny day

2022-04-11: Over the weekend in the many hours that I was waiting for my girls to perform only 3 dances I …

2022-04-10: Explore a whole new area today as it was a longer run. Everything was great on the new trails until …

2022-04-09: It is going to be a long day. First dance at 7:45 am and awards at 8:45 pm. However, between both …

2022-04-08: So glad I can just drag and drop files and folders for all this stuff I need to send to an external …

2022-04-07: We will see about this No Access to Trail, I know there is a trail back there. Well, I can confirm …

2022-04-07: Excluding the rather poor but consistent upload speeds, the downloads speeds from the Router / Wi-Fi …

2022-04-06: Straight as an arrow right? Maybe I was looking for a reason to stop quick as there was a rain / …

2022-04-05: Since we are all heading to the office today I figured I would get the team some donuts from YoYo …

2022-04-04: Luckily most of the snow from overnight melted by the time I got out there today.

2022-04-03: I appreciate the sign someone left and I think it is a great idea 🏃🏻‍♂️🍻. What I wasn’t expecting …

2022-04-02: Another long run for the week and it was beautiful out today. A little chilly at the start and …

2022-04-01: Well, I have spent more time than I would like to admit stumbling around GitHub today. However, I am …

2022-03-30: From a distance it just looks like light snow on the trees but up close you can see it is frozen …

2022-03-28: Wasn’t a bad day running along this old rail trail. In fact I did a quick tour through Garfield.

2022-03-27: To think a year ago I ran this same route and took this same picture but it was much warmer and no …

2022-03-25: Come to find out later in my run those dark clouds bad snow in them 🌨😆

2022-03-24: It was later in the day than planned but got my birthday run in while the girls were at dance. Went …

2022-03-24: Forty-one Another trip around the sun for me as I flip my internal digits to 41! As I am sitting down in these …

2022-03-23: The snow finally stopped today and even melted by the time I could get out. Maybe I will choose …

2022-03-23: Wake up and all of a sudden I missed spring, summer and fall… I guess winter is back 🌨 🤦‍♂️

2022-03-22: Two awfully familiar but yet strange delivery workers rang my doorbell and hand delivered a package …

2022-03-21: Feeling it in the legs today after the long one yesterday. However, it was 65°F so I had to get out …

2022-03-21: I was going to start writing a post and I was looking back at prior years' posts on this blog and it …

2022-03-20: The sad thing is I don’t really care who wins this game but I live close games or games that go into …

2022-03-20: We found out poor Lainey Lou the Doodle has Addison’s Disease. 😓💔 Poor girl started treatment Friday …

2022-03-20: Found some time late today to hit the streets and trails. It was great exploring some new areas of …

2022-03-18: Some double screen basketball action tonight watching the local Eden Prairie Eagles and home state …

2022-03-18: Bridge out is a sign I wish was here or that I would have considered my choices a little better. …

2022-03-17: The adventures today took me running through the Golden Triangle industrial park.

2022-03-16: Thankful for the 54°F weather today but that just made everything a wet mess. Ran across these …

2022-03-14: Bridge building… I really can’t wait for this to be done as I talked about it to a running …

2022-03-14: 7th Grade State Champions 🏀⛹️🏆 Wow! All four games over the weekend were down to the wire last second buzzer beater games! The …

2022-03-14: Frustrating moment of a Monday… All of these Speedtests are connected to the same modem however, the …

2022-03-13: I might be watching to much Severance trying to catch up but I really did a double take this morning …

2022-03-11: Brisk one out there again today. Looking forward to the warm weather next week. Glad I got this one …

2022-03-09: Beautiful yet cold day out due to the wind. The temps said 15°F but feels like 0°… Maybe when I was …

2022-03-08: Quick footwork at times today trying to avoid ice patches made for more of workout both physically …

2022-03-08: Spent the morning working off my iPad Pro emailing, connecting with my team, and editing a Word doc. …

2022-03-07: Disappointed the plows hadn’t come by at first but then I got an escort about a mile in. …

2022-03-07: It happened 🤦‍♂️… I didn’t want to like it but I think with the 20 min in so far I might be sold on …

2022-03-06: Too little too late Wild.. However, it is always fun to goto a live game. At this point is was to …

2022-03-05: Got it put back together with only a handful of screws left 😆 Just kidding and all is well it boots …

2022-03-05: Wish me luck I think I was thinking I am more technical than I really am 😬 Yep, trying to replace a …

2022-03-04: 🎬 Family movie night… American Underdog - Really good movie but it could be a little clouded …

2022-03-04: Apple Watch ⌚️ - Strange Stop or Results I have been collecting this data and been reading articles for some time about the discrepancies in …

2022-03-04: It’s Friday so it made sense to head out around lunch on a grey skies kind of day. I am intrigued by …

2022-03-03: Getting Organized 🗃 I am not completely there yet but it seems a lot of my other projects as of lately have revolved …

2022-03-03: Todays early morning meeting is brought to you by Coffee ☕️… Well maybe a pot of coffee not just a …

2022-03-02: Did some exploring today today while running round the Prairie and decided to follow a long …

2022-03-01: Another great day and glad I waited longer than planned as the sun came out again. I ran across this …

2022-02-28: The sun felt awesome today with no clouds and 40 F weather. I ran a little farther than planned as I …

2022-02-28: This kid had a great time hanging out with his team out of town at the hotel for a basketball …

2022-02-28: Another photo from my wife over the weekend as she was on dance duty. She was sharing backstage …

2022-02-28: My wife captured a great photo of our oldest this weekend at dance 💃🔥 I am looking forward to …

2022-02-27: Such a beautiful day to get outside… Once you have your gear 🤦‍♂️ Running when traveling or visiting …

2022-02-26: Day one of Basketball tournament is done for our team with 2 very close wins. So how am I spending …

2022-02-25: Glad the sun was out today but still a good amount of snow (with hidden ice) to trudge through. …

2022-02-24: There is a trail right through that mound of snow. 🙄 At this point I wasn’t going to turn around so …

2022-02-22: Had the sidewalks to myself today. Next time I run in a snow storm like this I am going to wear my …

2022-02-22: Good use of time? I spent more time that I like to admit thinking about using a Read it Later service I ran across …

2022-02-21: Well this is disappointing how different the Apple Watch tracked my run against my Garmin 🤔. I know …

2022-02-21: Lots of ice today after yesterday’s 43°F weather. Had to watch my step out there running on the …

2022-02-21: Finished reading: Mercy (Atlee Pine Book 4) by David Baldacci 📚 - Lot’s of twists and turns in …

2022-02-20: Couldn’t pass up this amazing weather today and had to get outside for a long run with my running …

2022-02-20: Tough break for this girl and her team today. She got home and wanted to start practicing right away …

2022-02-19: Spent a lot of time at the ice rink today behind the camera taking pictures of this girl (#11) and …

2022-02-19: Watched King Richard tonight and I thought it was a very interesting movie. I didn’t know much about …

2022-02-19: Poor choice of routes today had me running into the wind for most of it (28mph from WNW) 🤷‍♂️ …

2022-02-17: Had to escape the house for a while today and decided to run a different route on this cold day …

2022-02-16: Well I have never seen this before… Tank Zamboni

2022-02-16: Why is this emoji not on my iPad but on my iPhone? Guessing it won’t show up right here either …

2022-02-16: Was a nice day today and decided to take a couple different turns to get an extra mile in. 🏃🏻‍♂️

2022-02-15: Running and rescuing dogs is what I do 🐶🏃🏻‍♂️😁 Just a normal run until I had to help rescue this dog …

2022-02-14: This seems like a sign to call it a day… Thanks Microsoft 365 and the Edge browser 🤦‍♂️

2022-02-13: As I sit watching my sons basketball game today I feel like I could keep these stats on an iPad Mini …

2022-02-11: This girl was super excited to sell two creations to her friends for her Lainey’s Creations’s …

2022-02-11: It was a yaktrax run day today. Late last night the weather was 40°F and then we’ll below freezing …

2022-02-11: I have never heard of these guys but thanks to the tip from Semi-Rad’s Friday Inspiration …

2022-02-11: I have spent too much time this week messing around with a “links” blog and how it could feed things …

2022-02-10: Worst part about a warm last two days is now the sidewalks have become a mess of ice / frozen slush. …

2022-02-09: The day was a busy one that started out with a 6am conference call. I decided to do something I …

2022-02-09: Log out, right now via The Oatmeal - Or maybe don’t 😄

2022-02-09: Took advantage of the nice weather today and convinced a friend to join me for a longer run 🏃🏻‍♂️.

2022-02-07: There is Light at the end of the tunnel. Kept dragging my feet about running today but glad I got …

2022-02-07: One of those Monday’s that it is harder than normal to focus. However, I did just transfer two …

2022-02-06: Decided to use my time wisely and get a quick run in as I was waiting for my son to finish his …

2022-02-04: Such a sunny day that I had to get outside and enjoy the positive temps. Also, I love that in …

2022-02-04: This girl played Defense early this week against the number one team in our district and she played …

2022-02-04: In between Hockey games, Basketball games, and a dance competition I am hoping to attend as many …

2022-02-04: Mac Mini 🍏 This is something I should have done years ago honestly. However, as I have been moving more stuff …

2022-02-03: For some reason I had the trail to myself today. Such blissful weather but the humidity was a drag… …

2022-02-02: 👋 G Suite legacy free edition, it was.. fun? This was an easy one to start with but the family …

2022-02-01: Finally feeling a lot better running and even with the wind I decided to add a couple more miles… …

2022-01-31: I like the little rink cut into the lake here and the snowman is pretty impressive as well. I do …

2022-01-29: In between kids activities I took advantage of the beautiful weather today and got out for a run. …

2022-01-29: On one of her last days out of school due to COVID she decided to use that time to tear it up on the …

2022-01-26: Second run back since the virus got me and it felt much better than the first. Not great but better …

2022-01-24: It has been over a week since I have worked out and I think the lingering COVID virus made this 3.3 …

2022-01-22: Operation “fix the ice” is in full effect today for skating later 🏒

2022-01-21: As with everything the project list seems to continue… I wrote this post earlier yesterday …

2022-01-21: Down the rabbit hole of projects... I am not sure how this happened but I have gone down what I will call the rabbit hole of projects …

2022-01-20: Just got done with a conference call to check in on the kids in their various quarantined rooms 🤣

2022-01-20: This is really nitpicky but honestly, the worst part of being stuck inside with COVID is I am …

2022-01-19: Instagram Import - Complete! Another step in migrating a lot of my stuff in one place has been completed. I wish I could say this …

2022-01-18: Can’t believe this girl is 10 already! 🥳 🎂 🎉 Don’t mind the masked COVID creeper in the background - …

2022-01-18: Well… that escalated quickly 🤔 We now are 3/5 down as our birthday girl got it today too. Not sure …

2022-01-18: Catching up on all things after a busy weekend of sports and then finding out Sunday night that our …

2022-01-18: Basketball - 3 games no subs 😲 Glad we were able to make it back to the cities after an out of town hockey weekend in time to see …

2022-01-18: Duluth Hockey Weekend Had such a great weekend watching this our #11 and her team play their hearts out. Not to mention …

2022-01-12: Not sure about you but I can see the open water from here… 🤔 I guess I should go across it right? …

2022-01-11: Just a girl and a dog snuggling next to my office desk (and a heater) this morning before school 🥰

2022-01-11: Well someone else packed this down so it has to be a trail🤣🏃🏻‍♂️

2022-01-11: This sweet girl just lights up on ice 🏒. We have so many pictures where she is smiling behind her …

2022-01-11: The BEST skating partner! 🏒🐶

2022-01-10: Well at least the sun was out today as I found some paths (thanks frozen ponds)… Let’s not talk …

2022-01-10: When your daughter gets excited about creating something and making a video about it… You …

2022-01-10: I think I missed the better day to run yesterday but needed to move a little today. Also once I got …

2022-01-07: Today seemed like a great day to update my profile picture so I went for a run. At the end of the …

2022-01-07: Someone is trying to stay warm today… I am not sure she could get any closer to the heater. 🐶

2022-01-06: We will not even hit positive temps today but tomorrow will be even colder in the morning 🥶

2022-01-06: Making fresh tracks today in the fresh snow. It was a cold one and I actually broke out the spikes …

2022-01-05: We finally dismantled a butcher block shelving system I made a long time ago. I decided repurposed …

2022-01-05: All in on Micro.Blog I can’t say for sure this will be my final solution but it has made sense so far. A little while ago …

2022-01-05: Nothing like waking up early to then realize you actually have a meeting in 10 min 🤦‍♂️. More coffee …

2022-01-04: Rookie mistake as I am at the office today and I forgot my glasses at home. Note I really only use …

2022-01-03: Back to work tomorrow but actually to the office too. New employee is starting so might be there a …

2022-01-03: Caught her in action working as a School Patrol after school today 🛑

2022-01-02: Finally, found a game that the whole family likes AZUL. The only bummer is this is a 4 person game …

2022-01-02: I think it is going to be an indoor sort of day…. 🥶

2022-01-01: After a long couple of days driving around Iowa it was family movie tonight. Thanks to to …

2021-12-30: Last run of 2021 and there was just a little snow on the ground this morning to cover the ice 😁 …

2021-12-30: Because this is what you do before you travel to see family 🤦‍♂️. Everyone is negative so lets go!

2021-12-30: This kid may be a basketball player, but he sure does seem to enjoy his time on the backyard rink 🏒 …

2021-12-29: My most of the time team of one Maintenance crew finished shoveling the ice for tonight so it would …

2021-12-29: Below 0°F today and it didn’t stop these kids from getting out on the ice to play a little hockey 🏒🥶

2021-12-26: Had to do some backtracking on my run this morning as I really wasn’t going to be happy if I lost …

2021-12-26: Walker Family Christmas 2021 It is always so fun to get all the cousins together to hang out. Seeing that they are all from …

2021-12-26: Even after a busy day of presents, food, and inside fun the kids wanted to get outside to do some …

2021-12-25: This was actually a gift of my sons that we did together. However, he gave up after a while and I …

2021-12-25: Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday to all from my family to yours… I like smiling, smiling is my …

2021-12-25: Before, during and after Christmas 2021 Present opening 🎁🎄 Quiet night before the chaos and fun! Encanto gifts and a “tik tok light” this morning, our festive …

2021-12-24: With the temperature of 40° today I decided to get a run in since I could wear shorts of course …

2021-12-23: Rink is open, and the fire is going… 🏒

2021-12-23: First day of Winter Break First day of winter break for the kids so I took the morning off work and we all went to the The …

2021-12-22: Chanhassen really likes these signs. Why can’t they make mention of it at the beginning of the trail …

2021-12-22: Trying to join a Webex call and I get this screen… Well this isn’t good 🤦‍♂️

2021-12-21: Been on the project docket for a while and with limited kids activities tonight I finally …

2021-12-21: I feel like this is the time of year that we reorganize everything in our house. Some of it is just …

2021-12-21: 4x4x48 Recap Two weeks ago I decided to set off on completing a 4x4x40 as part of some crazy ideas for my 40th …

2021-12-21: Snowy run this morning as I created my own tracks in the neighborhood 🌨🏃🏻‍♂️

2021-12-20: One of those head scratching moments seeing the icicles in this tunnel while out on my long run …

2021-12-20: What was only going to be my wife and our daughters going to the movies ended up with our whole …

2021-12-18: 2021 Girls Hockey Weekend Had a fun afternoon watching this girl skate at the Xcel Energy Center where the Minnesota Wild play …

2021-12-17: Was feeling sluggish this morning due to being up most of the night flooding. Decided a long run …

2021-12-17: Well, this is not good and seems to be taking some sites offline.. I host a couple WordPress sites …

2021-12-17: Finally finished up flooding for my 8th year of doing this at 4am for a total time of 18 hrs. That …

2021-12-16: 13 hours in and the rink is full. Now I need to fill the whole thing up a couple more inches to be …

2021-12-16: 9 hours in to flooding and it still hasn’t covered the high side of the rink 😆. Also, the …

2021-12-16: Finally, the day and time have come to flood the rink 👏 🏒 With 3 hrs in so far and this is all the …

2021-12-15: Family Christmas Movie Night 🎄 The girls setup a family movie for tonight to watch which was of course a family favorite… …

2021-12-14: What? You don’t use a snow blower to clear your backyard 🤷‍♂️ cooler weather is coming again and I …

2021-12-14: Seemed like a heat wave today as the snow was melting in this 35°F weather. Also, why do you think …

2021-12-14: Checking my site over to make sure nothing else is broken from the domain switch and importing of …

2021-12-13: Finished off the day (well at 4:53pm) with a sunset run 🏃🏻‍♂️

2021-12-12: Before a busy afternoon of basketball had to get a couple miles in 🏃🏻‍♂️

2021-12-11: Just like that… Well I guess it was that easy once I made some decisions on the direction I …

2021-12-10: I have used the snow blower twice already tonight and it is still coming down. Should look pretty …

2021-12-10: Got a run in before all of the snow fell today.. I do enjoy a good run while the snow is falling. …

2021-12-09: Was in the office this morning and home in the afternoon. On my drive home the weather so too …

2021-12-08: First real amount of snow for the year and I ended up having to blazed my own trail this afternoon …

2021-12-06: When I pulled into Home Depot to pick up my order I got some strange looks and questions. I just …

2021-12-06: Seems like Lainey Lou the doodle is a little cold today with our single digit temps outside…. 🥶 And …

2021-12-06: Something doesn’t seem quite right with this picture this morning 🤔

2021-12-06: Missing out on these two great ice making days for the rink because I haven’t flooded it yet or put …

2021-12-03: It seemed like a great idea 2 weeks ago when I signed up to do my volunteer basketball hours from …

2021-12-03: It has been over 4 hours and I haven’t posted anything 🤔😂… Well, hope no one got too …

2021-12-02: Running Log: 4x4x40 +8 - 12/10 (8:51 pm) - 4.03 miles at 8:35/mi pace, 39°F 🌧 Overshot my goal and …

2021-12-02: Running Log: 4x4x40 +4 Leveling up 😁 - 11/10 (4:46 pm) - 4.03 miles at 8:27/mi pace, 41°F ☁️ Had …

2021-12-02: Running Log: 4x4x40 - 10/10 🎉 (12:58 pm) - 4.69 miles at 8:06/mi pace, 45°F ☁️ A cloudy final run …

2021-12-02: Running Log: 4x4x40 - 9/10 (9:52 am) - 4.02 miles at 8:35/mi pace, 38°F ☀️ Sunny day on the trails …

2021-12-02: Running Log: 4x4x40 - 8/10 (5:04 am) - 4.02 miles at 8:59/mi pace, 40°F 🌌 Less sleep in between than …

2021-12-02: Running Log: 4x4x40 - 7/10 (1:02 am) - 4.02 miles at 8:47/mi pace, 47°F ☁️ Well hello there… …

2021-12-01: Running Log: 4x4x40 - 6/10 (7:57 pm) - 4.01 miles at 8:31/mi pace, 48°F 🌥 Over halfway done. Time …

2021-12-01: Running Log: 4x4x40 - 4/10 (1:01 pm) - 4.02 miles at 8:33/mi pace, 45°F ☁️ This one I turned into a …

2021-12-01: Running Log: 4x4x40 - 5/10 (4:41 pm) - 4.02 miles at 8:59/mi pace, 50°F 🌥 Probably shouldn’t have …

2021-12-01: Running Log: 4x4x40 - 3/10 (9:00 am) - 4.01 miles at 8:51/mi pace, 36°F 🌥 I should have guessed that …

2021-12-01: Running Log: 4x4x40 - 2/10 (5:02 am) - 4.02 miles at 8:55/mi pace, 37°F 🌘🌥 I wish I would have slept …

2021-12-01: Running Log: 4x4x40 - 1/10 (1:01 am) - 4.02 miles at 8:39/mi pace, 36°F 🌧 Nothing like starting out …

2021-12-01: 4x4x40 Running Challenge 🏃‍♂️ Earlier this year I had a plan to run 40 miles with a really good friend of mine through the …

2021-11-29: Finishing touches going into place on a project/challenge I have been kicking around for a little …

2021-11-29: Setting up the tree and the final product… 🎄

2021-11-28: Family Bowling Brecken has been begging us to go family bowling since he has started in this junior League every …

2021-11-28: Found time to sneak away between family bowling this morning and hockey after dinner. Couldn’t pass …

2021-11-28: Found some time to get outside today and was listening to Hemisphere Views One Prime Plus episode 15 …

2021-11-27: Friday night open skate. We met up with her dance friend at a very old barn styled hockey rink where …

2021-11-25: Wasn’t the plan for my distance but decided to keep enjoying our 12°F weather today (with a feels …

2021-11-24: Found time today to finish putting up all the boards and pounding in the stakes. Now just waiting …

2021-11-24: Such a beautiful day out today (53°F) how could I not get outside for a late afternoon run to enjoy …

2021-11-23: Well this isn’t a good way to start Thanksgiving break… 🤒

2021-11-23: Sick kid at home today. Did a rapid at-home test as obviously that is the main concern and it was …

2021-11-22: Had some time this morning for a longer than normal run. It was a welcomed way to clear the mind …

2021-11-22: Dilemma if I’m excited or not that ice is starting to show up on small streams. I still have some …

2021-11-22: Cold morning in the Prairie today… 🥶 I need to speed up the ice rink building if this kind of …

2021-11-22: Busy day of basketball today… These boys got the job done and got the hardware to show for it …

2021-11-20: Not what I was hoping to do for 4 hrs this afternoon but I got the mound of dirt (clay) flattened …

2021-11-20: Saturday ritual as of lately… Goto the bowling alley to watch my son bowl (for this league he …

2021-11-20: Well this card is awesome! I think I know some people I should annoy this holiday season 😹

2021-11-20: 🎬 Red Notice - Thought it was a good movie. The rest of the family actually watched it and thought …

2021-11-19: Seems like they cleared out a lot of buckthorn and tall grass here in the center circle of the …

2021-11-19: 10:30pm and I am in the backyard with floodlights on filling in a trench. ⛏ I am sure it …

2021-11-19: Nostalgic November 🚂 Prompted from an episode of Hemispheric Views where they brought up this subject of Nostalgic …

2021-11-18: Todays running adventure in the light snow fall was finding a new trail. Or that is what I thought I …

2021-11-17: The Tale (or Trail) of 6 Tunnels Decided to follow a trail with 6 tunnels yesterday along the 3.4 mile Bluff Creek Local Trail in …

2021-11-16: Got boosted today 💉🚀… Also, for good measure I got the flu shot to but they gave it to me in the …

2021-11-16: I think Walgreens made a slight mistake on the wording of the product matching to the picture… 🤷‍♂️🤣

2021-11-15: These bridges were slicker than I had anticipated today with the little bit of packed ice/snow on …

2021-11-15: Going to figure out how to write a PhD recommendation letter for an employee of mine. Never had to …

2021-11-14: After a busy weekend, I went out for what Strava tagged as an “afternoon” run 😄🏃🏻‍♂️

2021-11-14: After the early morning hockey game today the team went to Treats in Blaine. I am pretty sure all of …

2021-11-14: This weekend consisted of our girls in a lot of activities… Hockey and dance took the prize …

2021-11-12: Day off today but there is early morning hockey games as my oldest daughter has a tournament this …

2021-11-11: Nice new crushed rock to run on today. I had some time this morning so went for a longer than normal …

2021-11-11: Got to test out a new hat this evening from my friend Brendan Leonard Seemed very fitting with the …

2021-11-08: Found some time before dinner after a busy day to run on some trails North of my house. On the trail …

2021-11-08: Unannounced Electricians… I am OK with it Project “Shed” is quickly taking shape with the electricians stopping by unannounced and ready to …

2021-11-07: Weekend shed trenching project was a success but I underestimated the amount the workers left for me …

2021-11-06: First tournament in the books and these boys took home second place. Not a bad start to the season …

2021-11-06: Busy day of kids activities… Bowling, Dance, Hockey game and a Basketball tournament that my sons …

2021-11-05: Where did the trail go… Let’s hope I don’t trip 😬🏃🏻‍♂️

2021-11-05: Thanks @manton for the little script you sent my way as it worked great to pull my latest Micro.blog …

2021-11-05: Just like that operation “shed” project is full steam ahead as the electricians are at …

2021-11-04: WebEx calls using my phone this morning led me to this Windows app in order to assign a hotkey for …

2021-11-03: Health / Fitness Tracking Back when I was a long time Fitbit user, I used to have a scale from them as well so all of my …

2021-11-03: Decided to run while the dog was getting groomed. Found a new trail with an amazing view of Anderson …

2021-11-03: Early mornings (if not running or after a run) are just made for coffee… Today is one of …

2021-11-02: Run, Vote, Run! Decided to make a quick stop halfway through my run today to vote 😄

2021-11-02: Apple Pencil 2 is Found again I really can’t believe that I found my Apple Pencil late yesterday. As I kept thinking about it I …

2021-11-01: The first of what I am assuming will not be the last but I have misplaced my apple pencil. I feel …

2021-10-31: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 31: Home Happy Halloween…. 🎃

2021-10-31: Early morning today for my sons first Basketball tournament of the year… Let the sports season …

2021-10-30: Took my son on a little trail run today as the weather was amazing . Not sure if he enjoyed the …

2021-10-30: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 30: Red Found a really cool kids Bowling league that my son signed up for so …

2021-10-29: Family Movie (Show) tonight - Maya and The Three I am not sure who was more intrigued with this …

2021-10-29: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 29: Cycle Was struggling on this one then it all fell into place… …

2021-10-28: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 28: Underneath It’s exhausting work being a doodle during the day while …

2021-10-28: Finally, I either figured out how to get the custom Cloud Icon bar (for quicker publishing) to show …

2021-10-27: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 27: Chaos Ice Draw for the 2021-2022 Hockey season in the books. It was …

2021-10-26: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 26: Bliss I really do enjoy blazing my own trails sometimes as you never know …

2021-10-25: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 25: Gravity Specific gravity readings of my past…

2021-10-24: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 24: Connection Connection or crash? Either way I am always super grateful when …

2021-10-23: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 23: Meaning Sometimes the days take a different turn than you expect…

2021-10-22: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 22: Rest Overall it was a relaxing kind of day today but I did find some time …

2021-10-21: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 21: Space Great day to hike around Willow Falls and was thankful the overlook …

2021-10-20: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 20: Sports Let’s just say my son and I made a sport of how we could game the …

2021-10-20: I mean come on people, do we have to complain about everything 🤦‍♂️. Personally I actually enjoyed …

2021-10-19: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 19: Mirror The water had a mirroring effect this morning from the glow of the …

2021-10-19: Old sites It has been so long since I have actually logged into and looked around at my WordPress powered …

2021-10-19: Looks like I need to wrap up work quickly as I am getting the forced reboot and the snooze is greyed …

2021-10-18: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 18: Finished Some days you have to start extra early to find time to finish …

2021-10-17: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 17: Compass One of my favorite most interesting things I got from my Grandpa …

2021-10-16: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 16: Rotation Another rotation around the sun and the Boo has turned 7 …

2021-10-15: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 15: Ethereal Seemed like we had the place to ourselves today at the Great Wolf …

2021-10-14: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 14: Wheels In honor of today’s prompt I took the OneWheel out for a ride …

2021-10-14: Doing a little work from the shed again today. Always good change of scenery but it is getting a …

2021-10-13: One year Micro Blogging 🥳 I believe today marks my one year of using Micro blog or at least based on my post from a year ago …

2021-10-13: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 13: Animals This is where this animal sleeps all day while I work nearby

2021-10-12: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 12: Legend(ary) I think I know what I might fire up this weekend… I …

2021-10-11: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 11: Hygge Everyone wants to lay next to the doodle but she just likes soft …

2021-10-10: I really enjoy when October rolls around as my youngest always drifts to one of my favorite …

2021-10-10: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 10: Bridges Decided to take to the foot bridges today through the woods and …

2021-10-09: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 9: Safe Fun little project for our 6 yo today putting this together. Obviously …

2021-10-08: Nothing like a school carnival to bring out the gourmet hot dogs this one was the Chihuahua Dog.

2021-10-08: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 8: Twilight Sometimes there is an advantage to getting up early in the morning …

2021-10-07: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 7: Spice This isn’t even all of the spices and I am not sure how often we use …

2021-10-06: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 6: Street Back to the streets again today after 2 days of rest since the …

2021-10-05: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 5: Toy My kids seem to be at that age where they go in phases with various …

2021-10-04: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 4: Sharp This time of year is great for fresh apples from a tree picked to be …

2021-10-04: 2021 Twin Cities Marathon Recap Well after all the build up for the past 9 months the race is done and I am happy with my own …

2021-10-03: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 3: Majority A majority of people would not say this is a fun way to spend a …

2021-10-02: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 2: Dark Tomorrow is go time and it will be an early morning in the dark. So …

2021-10-01: 📸 Photoblogging - Day 1: Touch

2021-09-30: Was a littler warmer out today than I was thinking it would be. I sure hope it gets cooler again in …

2021-09-27: Running toward the darkness… 🏃🏻‍♂️ (Only hours remaining 🤣, ok 6 days to go)

2021-09-27: Not sure why they are doing the hour countdown already. In a way it makes me feel like there is a …

2021-09-25: I have some people to blame that I loaded STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town and started to …

2021-09-24: Enjoying this amazing weather while trying to dial in some sort of pace 🤷‍♂️ (9 days to go… single …

2021-09-23: I think the fastest hour of my day is when I wake up early to try to get things done before I have …

2021-09-21: This is not an optical illusion 😱… Long story short kid puts wife’s iPad near van sliding door. …

2021-09-20: Just another rainy run today… 🏃🏻‍♂️ (13 days to go)

2021-09-17: This might take looking over your shoulder while you work to a new level. Not sure I can concentrate …

2021-09-17: Prespective... Earlier this week where I live a runner, Mike Elhard, who was going out on a 20 mile training run …

2021-09-15: I guess the one downside of working from home is when you lose power. Not that I still can’t do work …

2021-09-14: Luckily I didn’t get rained on this morning but it was nice out…. Until I got a text from my son …

2021-09-12: Let the taper begin… Overcast morning run today with views of the Twin Cities while we circled the …

2021-09-10: Getting spoiled now with this nicer weather. For picture purposes I sometimes like clouds in the sky …

2021-09-09: Another beautiful day today but I took to the old rail trail of the Minnesota River Bluffs Regional …

2021-09-08: Nice thing about everyone gone durning the day to school is now I have more flexibility during my …

2021-09-08: Season of change as everyone heads off to school… Except the sad doodle that helps me work from time …

2021-09-08: It is a strange feeling having the house to myself to work today. All the kids (and my wife) are at …

2021-09-07: As much as I feel responsible for this kid joining Cross Country this year I think he “enjoys” it. …

2021-09-06: Just got lunch and hung out at a park for a little while today with the family

2021-09-06: Spent a short amount of time today exploring some new trails in town. Pretty sure we ran across 7 of …

2021-09-05: Beautiful day for a long run this morning as it finally wasn’t too hot (57°F) and we had some cloud …

2021-08-31: Nice slow run this morning watching the sun rise. Earlier than planned however as the dog got me up …

2021-08-31: Two more days left for my Ulysses trial and I am leaning into giving it a go for this next year. I …

2021-08-30: Love watching this girl skate 😍. She was testing out the new blades to make sure they have some good …

2021-08-30: Monday morning… Painfully putting in the miles today after a long one yesterday 🏃🏻‍♂️

2021-08-29: Early morning long run after my soak run on Saturday 😁

2021-08-29: Advantages of me running a long run on a Sunday morning… I bring back drinks for the family (pup cup …

2021-08-28: Might have underestimated the downpour that was going to happen when I decided to go for a run. …

2021-08-27: And that’s a wrap on this week at work… 🤣

2021-08-27: Rain threw things off for me early this morning but I found a break in the action to quickly get a …

2021-08-26: Someone just lost their first tooth 🦷

2021-08-26: I am doing everything in my power to avoid all the emails unread and/or read that more than likely …

2021-08-24: Such a cool looking sticker to add to the collection… Also, the stamp is very interesting as well.

2021-08-24: Just hit send 📨 Honestly, I am not very good at keeping in touch with people. This could really be anyone, friends, …

2021-08-23: Seems like all of a sudden the mornings got a lot darker. I might have to dig out the running lights …

2021-08-22: Felt good to get a long run in today with no issues. It probably helped that the weather was much …

2021-08-20: Found this friend in the middle of the road on my run this morning… Don’t worry he made it safely …

2021-08-20: New Devices 🍏 I had been an Android user for as long as I can remember and have always enjoyed the phones and …

2021-08-19: Running Restart - 2021 Version Sometimes you have to start over at ground zero. Well technically I am probably not at ground zero …

2021-08-19: It was a warm one out there this morning even at 6am. Glad to be feeling better and getting back to …

2021-08-16: Getting back at it this evening 🏃🏻‍♂️

2021-08-12: Downpour and storm made for an interesting run this morning… 🏃🏻‍♂️

2021-08-09: Not a good start for a candidate I was supposed to be interviewing as it is already 7 min past the …

2021-08-09: Definitely a Monday morning that felt harder than it should have been. The thick air from 96% …

2021-08-06: Note taking apps.. ugh! Was trying to find quote I was pretty sure I put in a note app at one point and realized I have a …

2021-08-05: Rookie mistake starting the coffee pot, walking away and now suck with a pot of hot water 🤦‍♂️

2021-08-04: Don’t always get 2 parents to one kids but we had fun going to Valleyfair with this one. They had a …

2021-08-04: Had to make it another early one today 🏃🏻‍♂️

2021-08-03: This was shared this with me and I thought it was funny enough to share along: Don’t talk to me …

2021-08-02: Either you’re using time. Or it’s using you. You can watch the clock, but if you do, it’s watching …

2021-08-02: Had to get up extra early this morning to run as I had a 6:30am meeting. However, really who …

2021-08-02: Possibly the greatest troubleshooting statement from my works help desk: “I see that there were …

2021-08-01: Not the plan but glad that the Smoke left us and we had blue sky’s today. Also, thankful I found …

2021-07-31: This air quality issue derailed my long run today and I ended up having to run on a treadmill. I …

2021-07-30: Family Movie night watching Jungle Cruise - Solid Dwayne Johnson movie with humor and fighting. …

2021-07-30: Why did I wait till Friday to complete some of these work tasks 🤦‍♂️

2021-07-28: Was at Frontenac State Park last weekend which had some great views but my legs were not ready for …

2021-07-23: Never knew Old Powers Blvd existed till I stumbled across a small section today. It was what I …

2021-07-21: It might just look overcast by the picture but this morning’s run was smoke filled ⚠️🏃🏻‍♂️

2021-07-21: I will have to find a special place for this award 🤣. Thanks @HemisphericViews for the fun and …

2021-07-20: I am glad Tuesday is behind me now as it was a very long busy day that started with this picture of …

2021-07-19: Early morning run to start the week off right 🏃🏻‍♂️

2021-07-18: Time for some “camping” coffee… ☕️

2021-07-17: It might look like it but in reality I wasn’t running through storm drains this was a “tunnel”.

2021-07-16: Found some fun trails to explore today at Theodore Wirth Regional Park. Granted some where mountain …

2021-07-14: The humidity was thick this morning and hoping it rains this afternoon as forecasted. 🏃🏻‍♂️

2021-07-13: Taking to the shade of the trails today as it started to get a little warmer again today.

2021-07-12: Hey WebEx, seems like a little much telling me that I have a meeting in 151 min from now 😆

2021-07-12: Very peaceful and cool morning with an eerie look to the sky and sun. Also, looked up at one point …

2021-07-11: Happy 3rd Birthday Lainey Lou the Doodle. I am thinking she is enjoying her puppacino 🤣🎉🐶

2021-07-11: Glad to get another double digit run in today and explore a new area off a familiar route.🏃🏻

2021-07-10: Really proud of this kid for his decision as I know how much he really doesn’t like shots. However, …

2021-07-10: Tinkering with a kids John Deere gator motor and gear box and I think I found the issue 😁

2021-07-10: Good advice and very relatable to lots of things. When you get stuck trying to make something, …

2021-07-09: I have this strange urge today to fire up a new website in a means of better linking M.b and my …

2021-07-09: It was a beautiful morning out there today. Made even better that today is Friday 😁

2021-07-08: There has to be something fun on the other side of the tunnel 🤣. Let’s just say I was glad to find a …

2021-07-08: 📚 I H💛TE RUNNING AND YOU CAN TOO by Brendan Leonard If you are looking for a great motivational book to keep you going in whatever you are trying to do …

2021-07-08: It is official and now on record… 🏃‍♂️ 😱

2021-07-07: Finally a cool morning to get a run in again. I will not complain about the 56° F temps after what …

2021-07-07: I normally don’t log onto the old 2008 iMac I have stashed in a storage room but did today to …

2021-07-06: Was a rainy run this morning after these dark clouds rolled in. I am not complaining though much …

2021-07-06: Change in scenery this morning while my daughter is at hockey 🏒🥅 📍 Bloomington Ice Garden, …

2021-07-04: Created my own solo 4th of July 10k by Lake Independence and on Lake a Independence Trail 🏃🏻‍♂️🎆

2021-07-02: Beautiful morning to put in a longer run by circling Lake Katrina twice on the Lake Independence …

2021-07-02: 🐶 I call shotgun… What an alert copilot 😁

2021-07-01: Strange looking sky this morning. Too bad I had to cut my run a little short and I was still cutting …

2021-06-30: Chased again 🏃‍♂️...🦅...🌳 Pretty sure I was chased by the same bird that followed me a couple of weeks back. This time however …

2021-06-29: Year end performance review time 🤦‍♂️… I am looking for any distraction I order to not work on it …

2021-06-29: Found a new trail to explore this morning that connected to another I have been on before. Tried to …

2021-06-27: Very foggy morning run around Clear Lake in Waseca, MN this morning. Also, ended it with some stairs …

2021-06-26: Family movie tonight was Mrs. Doubtfire. It has been a long time since I have seen it. …

2021-06-25: Free WiFi they say… Don’t worry your in range they say… 🤦‍♂️ Doesn’t bother me as I am glad I wasn’t …

2021-06-25: Good start to my Friday and no real excitement on this run 😁🏃🏻‍♂️… Next up getting the RV packed up!

2021-06-25: In today’s running adventures… First part went great, then ran into a team of ducks blocking …

2021-06-22: Found some new trails to explore today… 🏃🏻‍♂️

2021-06-22: Always seems fitting that the time I am about ready to spin down a long-standing side project I get …

2021-06-21: This is a pretty good bit from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last week when Jon Stewart was on …

2021-06-21: Family movie last night I selected The Great Outdoors, however after about 30 minutes the kids were …

2021-06-21: Had a great Father’s Day with the crew yesterday. Not to mention they did a great job creating this …

2021-06-20: Happy Father’s Day little run in the rain but thankfully the trail provided good cover for a little …

2021-06-18: I was followed then circled by this bird twice on my run this morning. Not sure if it was wise but I …

2021-06-15: Taking advantage of this beautiful morning by working outside on the deck

2021-06-15: Rise and shine… Had the trails to myself at 5:30am 😳🌅🏃🏻‍♂️

2021-06-14: Does anyone else have this problem of wanting to get a new domain name from time to time?🤦 …

2021-06-14: Change of plans this morning as I had a companion on my run… 🐶🏃🏼

2021-06-10: I have always been a fan of Kirby Ferguson’s work and can’t wait to see the newest Remix …

2021-06-09: Had to get out early again this morning to try to beat the heat… However, it was still hot 🥵🏃🏻‍♂️

2021-06-07: Got up early today to run but maybe not early enough to beat the heat and humidity… 🏃🏻‍♂️

2021-06-04: Very warm night to be sitting outside but can’t complain too much as it was fun watching my nephew …

2021-05-28: Stopped in my tracks during the middle of my run today as I didn’t want to play chicken with …

2021-05-27: Rainy, wet, and a little muddy out there on my run today 🌧🏃🏻‍♂️

2021-05-26: The NoPhone Air - “It’s simply a plastic box with nothing inside.“🤣🤣 - Be sure to …

2021-05-24: Well now things are getting a little out of hand with another Apple purchase… I think I know some …

2021-05-19: Wondering if anyone has used Shaarli or thought of using something like this to save bookmarks, …

2021-05-19: Ran across a slightly hidden trail today if you look close 👀… Taking it put me in an area I have not …

2021-05-18: Running this morning I found a sidewalk that leads to nowhere… Or does this mean I need to blaze my …

2021-05-13: Electrical wiring in older houses are an adventure… This little issue sucked away a good chunk of time for me yesterday when all of a sudden the lights …

2021-05-09: Super proud of this girl yesterday as she started off strong to get 2nd in the 400m dash with a …

2021-05-07: A true “lunch run” today 🤣… Too bad my sushi got a little tossed around 🤷

2021-05-06: Too much pressure and not enough coffee this morning to really choose a side @hemisphericviews 🤷‍♂️ …

2021-05-05: Well this is super annoying that my work computer is off by 7 min. Of course they have locked it …

2021-05-04: Need more coffee already today… Trying to knock out my self-assessment and employees …

2021-04-29: I really wasn’t feeling it today but after I got out there I just kept powering through. …

2021-04-28: Such a busy day with random work stuff but I am thankful for working from home so I can quickly …

2021-04-27: I am so far behind in all of my Podcasts after listening to a book tape over the last week while …

2021-04-27: Looks like I need to figure out more and better ways to deter these little acrobatic critters.. 🐿️

2021-04-26: Did some exploring yesterday on a long run from the Lowry Nature Center to the Lake Minnetonka LRT …

2021-04-22: In the Background of Pictures I often take pictures while out running as a way to document random things I see or things of …

2021-04-21: I know this has happened before but sometimes I get this feeling that I am being watched while I …

2021-04-21: Can’t believe I just cut my run short today for a 10 min meeting that was scheduled for an …

2021-04-17: Meet Stella... Meet Stella… I found her out on my run today and nowhere near my house. Between myself and …

2021-04-15: Early morning global meetings today… ✅ Coffee ✅ Amazingly comfortable and stylishly shirt …

2021-04-14: 🔗 The FBI might have gone ahead and fixed your Microsoft email server This is very interesting …

2021-04-14: Some late night video work in the “studio” for a school project. He should be super …

2021-04-10: Done and done! Thankful for modern medicine…

2021-04-07: Still working through some email triaging after taking last week off… Going to need more …

2021-04-06: Really great episode of Micro @Monday, if anyone hasn’t already you should check it out. …

2021-04-02: To think exploring Parks when visiting new places can make you famous 🤣

2021-03-29: Another late afternoon exploring on the Central Lakes Trail 🏃

2021-03-27: Watching how the critiquing is done from behind the judges table while my girls are on stage… …

2021-03-26: Not a great start to a Friday… I got out to the kitchen to find my coffee pot ready to go …

2021-03-24: Forty Forty… Yep, you read that right I hit the big 4-0 this year which besides the number I don’t feel …

2021-03-23: I felt like I was being watched while working today and turned around to see the doodle staring at …

2021-03-23: Some solid sticker game going on here… If you don’t have any you should pick some up …

2021-03-19: My son stayed up watching the NCAA tournament first four games last night and before he went to bed …

2021-03-18: Global early morning meetings are sometimes frustrating because you wake up early thinking you have …

2021-03-16: 10 Simple Truths 10 Simple Truths: curated by @Naval If the news are fake imagine history Human life is gradually …

2021-03-15: Right in the middle of a work discussion about some stuff that should be quick enough to get …

2021-03-13: The backyard rink season has finally come to an end… Can’t wait till next year 🏒

2021-03-10: Sometimes I believe I am a small cat 🐈 😸

2021-03-08: My t-shirt game is looking strong today… I will for sure turn the camera on for meetings and …

2021-03-06: Early morning for this crew with a 5:15 wake up call to get all the costumes and make up on. Great …

2021-03-05: Teaching and Learning - 5am Joel Part of teaching, is learning. And part of learning, is teaching. …

2021-03-05: Reminded again why I got rid of my Fitbit! Last night I was looking for a place I ran in Germany when I was there on a work trip in 2015. I …

2021-03-03: Got this book late yesterday and can’t wait to dive into it. I have chatted with one of the …

2021-03-03: Took a couple wrong turns that led me on a lot longer run than planned today. At one of the dead …

2021-03-02: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 30 - Privacy Peering back into my “office” area that I have been …

2021-03-01: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 29 - Light After a snowy yesterday the sun was looking extra bright this …

2021-03-01: Was hopeful that the dishwasher was going to be fixed today. The repairman diagnosed it wrong and …

2021-02-28: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 28 - Up Good words to live by

2021-02-27: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 27 - Pompasetting Always dress to impress with sass 🤣

2021-02-27: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 26 - Favorite One of my favorite paths to run on

2021-02-27: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 25 - Code

2021-02-26: Power went out at our house which is not ideal for working… Seems like a good time for a run …

2021-02-24: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 24 - Baby We call her Baby Lainey… Even though she is 2 now 🐶

2021-02-23: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 23 - Banana Smoothie

2021-02-23: Goodbye Blogging Meetup... It has been 5 years since the Blogging Meetup was started as it came about from a group of us that …

2021-02-22: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 22 - Spell Using the blanket of fresh snow to write

2021-02-22: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 21 - Colors Enjoying this colorful can after a long weekend of kids activities

2021-02-21: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 20 - Weather Finally blue sky’s and warmer weather to find some trails to …

2021-02-20: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 19 - Alive Jumping up near the edge of a cliff at the Badlands National Park

2021-02-18: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 18 - At Home Glad to be back home…

2021-02-18: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 17 - Still Very calm and quiet morning running through the snow on the back …

2021-02-18: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 16 - Erudite

2021-02-15: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 15 - Reflection Late night working from a hotel room

2021-02-15: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 14 - Compassion These kids

2021-02-14: Been over a year since I have traveled on an airplane. Very different traveling now but here …

2021-02-14: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 13 - Make Building this for more creations by others

2021-02-13: Mood follows Action - 5am Joel. Good reminder here as the cold days could be keeping you down.

2021-02-12: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 12 - Sporg Found it

2021-02-11: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 11 - Machine Currently in the corner of my basement near the walkout where my …

2021-02-10: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 10 - Energy If only I had this ones energy and perseverance right now as she is …

2021-02-09: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 9 - Muddy I have found my fair share of mud over the last year

2021-02-08: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 8 - Hope My frozen face hopes the weather warms up soon 🥶🏃

2021-02-08: It’s time for the Monday morning round up to get the kids up, ready, and off to school… …

2021-02-07: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 7 - Craving The double stuffed Oreos are my favorite and the kids will clean up …

2021-02-06: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 6 - Sport _Never grew up playing Hockey or really watching it but my two girls …

2021-02-06: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 5 - Pets The Doodle lays, watches, and waits for her human friends to return …

2021-02-05: That time of day when there is under an hour and the kids will get off the bus… 😨

2021-02-05: 📷 Photoblogging: Day 4 - Layers Not as many layers as you would think for 5°F with a feels like …

2021-02-04: I consider myself a morning person but I really don’t like having to jump on work calls right …

2021-02-03: 📷 February Photoblogging: Day 3 - Comfort Watching the fire

2021-02-03: First day I have been to the office in over 4 months. It is interesting how strange this feels as it …

2021-02-02: 📷 February Photoblogging: Day 2 - Morning Beverage Coffee Please 🙋

2021-02-01: 📷 February Photoblogging: Day 1 - Close up Making Tracks

2021-01-29: Question but does anyone use screen protectors on their phones anymore? I bought one and it …

2021-01-26: Another sunny yet cold day in MN… 🏃

2021-01-25: Bright sunshiny day… ☀️🏃

2021-01-23: Snowy trail walk with Lainey this afternoon 🐶

2021-01-22: Today’s distraction… Not sure why but I am going to test out a new to me RSS reader …

2021-01-22: Going to be a cold one today… 🥶

2021-01-17: So I am doing this tonight… Wish me luck!

2021-01-14: Avoided the snow falling today but with the warm temps I found a lot of slush and puddles…🏃

2021-01-13: It was an amazing 41°F today so how could I pass up the opportunity to run in shorts 🏃…

2021-01-13: I feel like my day job has moved to be a coffee barista when I am working upstairs and kids come out …

2021-01-12: Not a bad view of the sun setting tonight. However, it got darker than I thought which I …

2021-01-10: Put in some long mostly straight miles today… 🏃

2021-01-08: Of course after posting my thoughts on Newsletters this morning I ran across this amazing article …

2021-01-08: Blog Posting or Newsletters Has anyone ever considered instead of a specific Blog site to just create a Newsletter and publish …

2021-01-08: Friday early morning! Time to get some work done and I will be sure to keep the coffee …

2021-01-07: Such a beautiful day to put in a longer run as I attempt to build a bigger base of miles… 🏃

2021-01-06: Does anyone else find themselves switching up locations in their house to work who typically never …

2021-01-05: Treadmill vs Exercise Bike I have always liked the idea of an exercise bike. In fact, last December when my wife was talking …

2021-01-05: It is that time of year again for the 2020 Ugly Sweater Contest - Better late than never. Statment …

2020-12-29: Rink is finally fully functional after the blizzard last week which required some maintenance over …

2020-12-23: Not many days during this year I can say I that 10k steps before noon… Let alone before 10am …

2020-12-21: I have been a user of Evernote Premium for a long time and used to use it to store everything but …

2020-12-21: Seems about right for a Monday, started the coffee pot and take the dog outside. When I get back I …

2020-12-17: That feeling you have knowing that you need to now wake all the kids up after a nice quiet morning …

2020-12-17: Seem to have gotten trapped in another rabbit hole of looking at and trying to install open-sourced …

2020-12-16: Found a new spot to run not far from my house actually while I was waiting to pick up dinner last …

2020-12-16: Spent 4 hours putting together a dresser for my kids last night where a majority of that was sitting …

2020-12-15: I am not sure why I do this to myself but I decided to try installing Quill on my own domain as an …

2020-12-14: Found time to check out @HemisphericViews podcast and it is really good stuff. Started with the ones …

2020-12-14: I am still baffled that with company connected calendars showing when people are free or busy people …

2020-12-13: The season is upon us… This will mark the 7th year flooding a hockey rink in the backyard for …

2020-12-11: If you build it they will come… Commence the flooding 🏒

2020-12-10: Run with the dog this morning… She was less than impressed with this way to start her day. 😁 …

2020-12-08: Didn’t mind the view this evening running on the trails by our house. Kind of lost track of …

2020-12-08: Two questions for the Micro.Blog community: What is your typical way you post to Micro.Blog? Is it …

2020-12-08: On a conference call this morning and Lainey is really trying to get some attention. I am not sure …

2020-11-30: It is a coffee and work email catch up kind of morning as I wait for the house to wake up.

2020-11-27: Another Thanksgiving day 5k in the books this year. However, I decided to double it to over a 10k …

2020-11-24: A little frosty run yesterday morning…🏃

2020-11-20: Chasing the sunset tonight… 🏃

2020-11-19: The longer I work from home the more I reazlize how bad my email management is getting. I try to get …

2020-11-14: Getting ready for the 2020-2021 season for the bigger 80x32 backyard rink… 🏒

2020-11-13: Making tracks in the snow yesterday… 🏃🌨️

2020-11-11: Office partner today… Are you ready to play again yet? 🐶

2020-11-11: Have I mentioned that running in the snow is actually kind of fun 🏃🌨️

2020-11-05: Even with everything going on I haven’t been on normal “Social Media” that much …

2020-11-04: Had to get outside and space out for a while after a long night before and day…🏃

2020-11-02: Came across some ice still out there today on what was a beautiful day today… 🏃

2020-11-02: I went though some time where I wasn’t sure what book to read next and now I have about 5 in …

2020-11-01: Doing a little fitness challenge with some friends which motivated me to get outside and run today 🏃

2020-10-31: Can’t believe Sean Connery died… played such iconic roles.

2020-10-29: Pretty sure this isn’t a “real” path to run on 😂… Oh well it will …

2020-10-29: I feel like Scott Adams was reading my mind yesterday with the Dilbert comic today as I spend most …

2020-10-29: Why when joining a call and a conversation is already going do some people feel then need to …

2020-10-28: After some really cold weather last week today feels like an amazing spring day in Minnesota at 47 …

2020-10-27: It was one of those days where the sun is shining, you feel good and you just keep going and …

2020-10-26: Sometimes large organizations make it so hard to get things done. I have spent too much time trying …

2020-10-25: Early morning hockey tryouts for this girl… 🏒

2020-10-24: It was definitely colder than I would have hoped but not a bad evening for a run… 🏃

2020-10-23: Not a bad way to spend a Friday night… 🏒

2020-10-22: It was a rainy one out there today… 🏃

2020-10-22: Finally decided to jump all in and give this M.b a real go with a membership. Now I just need to …

2020-10-22: I have read something similar to this a while ago as well but I think Seth Godin says it well that …

2020-10-22: Global organizations sometimes mean extra early mornings… 🥱☕

2020-10-21: Sometimes the only time to fit a workout in is late at night when the streets are quiet... 🏃🌃

2020-10-21: Want to change a bunch of things at once but I know I need to be patient in order to get things …

2020-10-20: Lovely Fall day for a run blazing my own trail... 🍂🏃🌨️

2020-10-20: Question for the Micro.Blog community... I am guessing it is better to have an actual Micro.Blog …

2020-10-19: First snow run of the 2020-2021 season in the books and in shorts 😁... 🏃🌨️

2020-10-19: Not looking at anything work related for the past 4 days my Inbox seems to be full of things I need …

2020-10-18: Got out early today to catch the sunrise and as a bonus no one was at the waterfalls... 🏃🏞️

2020-10-18: Last RV camp trip of 2020 in the books. Drove home early today, cleaned it out and winterized it. 🏕️

2020-10-17: Good day of hiking, climbing around waterfalls, forging our own paths, and just hanging out around …

2020-10-16: Nothing beats a fall run with some views... 🏃

2020-10-16: I can’t believe this Birthday Girl is 6. Happy Birthday Boo! She really wanted to camp this …

2020-10-15: Hiking to a waterfall on a cold day...

2020-10-14: No work on Thursday and Friday means up late working trying to stay afloat so Monday isn't a …

2020-10-14: Dark morning runs are not all bad but I would prefer having the sun peeking through the trees ... 🏃 …

2020-10-14: It has been interesting playing around with this new Micro.Blog format. I think long term if I get …

2020-10-13: New day, new site, new running goal... GO! 🏃🌄 #running, #sunrise #morning

2020-10-06: It has been a while since I woke up before the sun to run but it felt great to get out early again …

2020-09-17: Time Spent More than ever I am guessing people are (or maybe are not) noticing how they are spending their time …

2020-08-26: One advantage to all of this camping lately is finding new and interesting spots to run in the …

2020-05-28: 📚 Veil by Eliot Peper Veil by Eliot Peper (@EliotPeper) was just released a week ago and I really can’t say enough good …

2020-05-25: Spotted Elf on the Shelf rollerblading tonight on my walk with Lainey Lou the Doodle 🤷‍♂️🤦‍♂️😂🤣

2020-05-04: Starting this week off right with a sunrise run on some trails…

2020-05-02: Had a great time biking with this girl again today. She wanted to go farther than yesterday so we …

2020-05-01: Ran into a couple small obstacles this morning while feeling like I was running through …

2020-04-24: It has been a long time since Lainey lou the Doodle has run with me and I think she regretted all …

2020-04-22: Beautiful morning today which is fitting as it is Earth Day today. Hope everyone can enjoy the nice …

2020-04-16: Happy Birthday to this amazing lady that keeps our family moving one day at a time. For her Birthday …

2020-04-15: Well hello there. Nothing to see here I am just passing by…

2020-04-12: I decided to find some less traveled trails this afternoon for a snowy run. Had a good amount on the …

2020-04-05: Today’s home science lesson was on how to make simple syrup… Real life skill 😁🍹

2020-04-05: Was a beautiful morning for a long run today. I enjoyed the signs along the trails telling people to …

2020-04-02: Early morning meetings require even earlier morning runs.

2020-03-26: The weather was too nice today for me to sit inside all day. So after my last work call late this …

2020-03-24: Thirty-Nine It seems strange trying to look back at the last year when there is so much noise clouding the past …

2020-03-17: Late night run was what was needed to clear my mind after all that’s been happening… …

2020-03-14: Today was supposed to be… After getting back from a short run earlier this morning I am currently sitting in our kitchen …

2020-03-13: Design Your Future by Dominick Quartuccio I can never pass up an interesting book and TCK Publishing reached out to me a while back to take a …

2020-03-03: Found some new trails this past weekend when we were down in Rochester. They have some nice trails …

2020-03-03: Future Voter tagged along with me to vote today #vote

2020-02-27: The warmer weather has been great except for early morning running where I come across sidewalks …

2020-02-26: After a little snow a couple weeks ago I ventured to the trails by our house with Boo and Lainey. I …

2020-02-26: From the Lens - Backyard Campsite Turning our backyard into a campsite in order to really the summer weather seems to be a highlight …

2020-02-19: From the Lens - Numbers Water drops blurring the view of my numbers at the end of a rainy run (Nevada, IA) Tuesday Photo …

2020-02-18: Off The Couch podcast - Running 5k a Day for 365 Days As with my 365 days of running, I really didn’t mention to anyone that I was going to be on a …

2020-02-13: It might have been -14°F this morning but I felt like it was a good challenge to conquer. If you …

2020-02-13: Rise of Audiobooks These days most of the reading I do is listening to someone read me a book. I have written about …

2020-02-12: From the Lens - Bounding through the Snow This dog loves bounding through the snowdrifts in the backyard to chase the kids (January 2019, Eden …

2020-02-06: Running a little bit of the Appalachian Trail did not disappoint last week as the views were great. …

2020-02-05: This girl is taking advantage of being the first one to outdoor Hockey practice tonight… …

2020-01-28: It's Your Ship by Captain D. Michael Abrashoff It's Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy by Captain D. Michael …

2020-01-26: Had a great morning at the US Pond Hockey Championships. The kids enjoyed skating around as well.

2020-01-24: Realized we didn’t have any coffee this morning so I solved that problem by running to go get …

2020-01-22: From the Lens - Snow Tree Snow covered tree in April (April 2019, Eden Prairie, MN) Tuesday Photo Challenge - Trees

2020-01-15: From the Lens - Air Travel Traveling above the clouds is an enjoyable way to travel. In fact, it is a great way to give you …

2020-01-07: From the Lens - Ancient Sewer Walking through the stone sewers built by Roman engineers (February 2018, Under the Grossed …

2020-01-01: From the Lens - Jump Jumping into the New Year and Decade (July 2018, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado) Tuesday …

2020-01-01: These four wasted no time this morning getting outside to skate in the New Year!

2019-12-23: It’s that time of year again for the Gott Family Ugly Sweater Contest. Click on the link to …

2019-12-21: Starting the Saturday off right with a great view… 🏃‍♂️

2019-12-21: Keep Going… Some days you just have to keep going. That is what I told myself as I hit mile 2 of my 3.1 mile …

2019-12-18: This just seems like a fitting Iowa picture… 🏃‍♂️ 📍[Trout Run Bike Trail, Decorah, …

2019-12-18: From the Lens - Lainey Lou the Doodle Lainey Lou the Doodle our Families Best Friend and common fixture in our household. (September 2019) …

2019-12-15: After all the hockey played on the rink this afternoon it is time for the “Zamboni” to …

2019-12-13: Mini Sabbatical A couple weeks ago I was on what I called a mini sabbatical but in reality, it was just a week off …

2019-12-11: First Frozen Face this winter but probably not the last. The temp was a balmy -6° F with no wind …

2019-12-11: From the Lens - Foggy Fog covering the top of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge (San Fransisco, August 2010) Tuesday Photo …

2019-12-05: From the Lens - Backyard Rink Glow In the peaceful night the glow of the lights on the hockey rink is very calming (Dec 2019, Eden …

2019-12-05: The season is upon us… 🏒 This year I upped our rink game by making the rink 70' x 32' …

2019-11-28: What better way to start Turkey Day than a 5k run. Not to mention one that ends with a donut 🍩😋. …

2019-11-15: Had a great time enjoying the beautiful weather running around Lake Harriet and catching up with my …

2019-11-13: From the Lens - November Trail Running the sloped trails to enjoy the scenery in and around the park was a great way to spend a day …

2019-11-13: I might be spoiling the dog this week as we have been to the dog park twice already… 🐕🐶

2019-11-10: Friday was a day of big changes… I had to finally wear my jacket and pants for my morning run …

2019-11-06: With the snow flying around this morning I was able to make some lovely first tracks 🏃‍♂️

2019-11-06: From the Lens - Grand Canyon Peering over the edge and looking down into the steep Grand canyon walls (June 2015, Rim Trail, …

2019-10-23: From The Lens - Farm Country Sunset Sunset with a picturesque farm in the background (Wayne Brothers Farm, Ellendale, MN, August 2019) …

2019-10-20: Quick trip down to Iowa with two for the three kids. They had fun hanging out with Grandma and …

2019-10-17: It was a good day to be outside exploring. As with all family days off, there are struggles but …

2019-10-16: These two completed their first paying job this evening by raking and mowing a neighbor’s …

2019-10-16: From the Lens - Kölner Dom A morning I won't forget anytime soon as I was the first to the top of the 533 steps of the Kölner …

2019-10-16: Starting off 5 in style… Happy Birthday Boo! 🎂

2019-10-15: Break the Twitch Member Community Have any of you been a part of an Online Community? If so I would be curious about what it is, how …

2019-10-11: What is a Photocopier? This is an old video produced by the New York Times but I only stumbled upon it a while back and …

2019-10-09: From the Lens - Many Parks Curve Great spot to stop and look back over Rocky Mountain National Park. It never gets old looking at …

2019-10-08: Goodbye Fitbit… I have used my Fitbit since January 2014 after what I remember was a long time trying to decide if I …

2019-10-04: Decluttering in Fall Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. Mostly because the weather is cooler outside and I …

2019-10-03: 5K a Day all about the Data You asked for it so let’s dive into the data! I knew this was going to be a follow-up post to …

2019-10-02: From the Lens - Market While traveling in Peru to get to our destinations, I enjoyed seeing and wandering around the small …

2019-10-01: School Picture Day Boo… 👻💃📸

2019-09-30: 5K a day for 365 days I ran a 5K a day for 365 Days in a row and counting… Most people will think that is crazy and …

2019-09-25: From the Lens - Stone Stairs Stone Steps to start the journey up Cadillac Mountain from the North Ridge Trailhead (July 2004, …

2019-09-21: I will just hang out here in the water until you are ready to chase me again 🐶🐾🐾🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️

2019-09-14: Found myself running along the EP Cross Country course this morning. Brings back memories of …

2019-09-08: Fun time exploring Amsterdam this afternoon as I ran along a bunch of canals. Might have gotten a …

2019-09-05: North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail by Scott Jurek This summer based on the suggestion of others I decided to read pick up the book titled North: …

2019-08-28: From the Lens - City Always interesting to see how much your home town has changed during an early morning run when the …

2019-08-23: Welcome Up North! Something is New around here… Welcome to Up North! I am certain you have noticed that the …

2019-08-21: From the Lens - Foggy Tracks Foggy tracks that seem to disappear in the distance... (August 2019, Pleasant Hill, Iowa)

2019-08-20: Nothing like a little obstacle in my path… 🏃‍♂️

2019-08-17: Do you ever have a feeling you are being watched when you run? 🦌🏃‍♂️

2019-08-15: Foggy morning today in Iowa… 🏃‍♂️

2019-08-10: Nice sunset view from the Sky Glider at the Iowa State Fair 🌇

2019-08-10: Whatever my thoughts are about the Fair on a hot day, watching this girl get so excited to see the …

2019-08-08: When at the @iowastatefair you have to start with a healthy breakfast 😁

2019-08-06: Lining up for the crucial putt with the support of her siblings…

2019-08-05: Pretty quiet this morning as I was running around the Iowa State Fair grounds. It will look quite …

2019-07-26: Good first evening at family camp. The kids are excited to do ALL of the activities tomorrow.

2019-07-26: Was not expecting rain this morning so took to the covered trails… 🏃‍♂️

2019-07-24: From the Lens - Country Road There is always miles of road ahead when running in the country (July, 2019, Ollie, Iowa)

2019-07-24: Even though the car races got rained out last weekend, we all had a blast spending time together. In …

2019-07-17: From the Lens - Rice Lake **One of my favorite local parks that has hilly hiking trail. There is a bench at the top of one …

2019-07-17: Last weekend we did a bike ride around Eden Prairie to hit up 5 Little Free Libraries. We had a …

2019-07-17: It was a hot one this morning with 95% humidity but I can’t complain too much as I enjoyed the …

2019-07-12: Happy Birthday Lainey Lou!!! 🥳🎉🐾 Can’t believe this pup is one year old!

2019-07-10: From the Lens - Great Wall **Looking towards Tower 23 in the far distance at the Mutianyu Great Wall before the steep climb to …

2019-07-07: The sun slowly filled the covered green trail this morning… 🏃‍♂️

2019-07-07: We had a great 4th of July with our annual events: Parade with the Walker clan, swimming, biking to …

2019-07-03: From the Lens - Grand Lake Peaceful afternoon Kayaking on Grand Lake with the Rocky Mountains in the background (July 2018, …

2019-06-28: Was a hot run this afternoon in the Prairie as there was no breeze and lots of humidity. Thankful …

2019-06-27: Last T-Ball practice for the Boo. It was fun seeing her get excited about this every week. ⚾

2019-06-26: From The Lens - Summer Sunset Summer sunset run after a busy day is good way to recharge and focus (June 2019, Edenbrook …

2019-06-26: Summer sunset run after a busy day is a good way to recharge… 🏃‍♂️

2019-06-19: Wordless Wednesday 06/19 Trail running is always my favorite but I enjoyed the company on this Father's day run even more. I …

2019-06-13: Enjoying the new scenery on an early evening run that was a lot harder than I anticipated 🏃‍♂️

2019-06-12: Wordless Wednesday 06/12 Enjoying the new scenery on an early evening run that was a lot harder than I anticipated (June …

2019-06-08: The travelers are now California bound as I dropped them off early this morning at 5:40 am… …

2019-06-05: Calm morning after an evening and night of rain. Great morning to be out running for …

2019-06-03: Wash out! What a beautiful weekend it was to be outside and I really can’t thank my amazing …

2019-06-02: Happy double-digit birthday to this kid 🎉🎈 🎂… Can’t believe he is 10 years old and …

2019-05-31: How Connected We Could be First I want to caveat this as there is not any detailed research or analysis done on this topic …

2019-05-27: Wet morning for a 5k run today but for a good cause. I don’t even remember the last time I …

2019-05-22: Wordless Wednesday 05/22 *Mutianyu Great Wall in the early mornings before others arrived was so peaceful (May 2019, Mutianyu …

2019-05-21: Last morning in China as I fly out tonight so my last morning of exploring the streets. It still …

2019-05-19: Had a great time exploring the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall today. Hiked to both ends of the …

2019-05-18: Had a good afternoon exploring Beijing…

2019-05-17: Random thought while running this morning… As crowded as it is in Shanghai China they still …

2019-05-15: Wordless Wednesday 05/15 Quiet morning run in the streets of Shanghai (May 2019, Shanghai, China)

2019-05-15: Quiet morning run in the streets of Shanghai… 🏃‍♂️

2019-05-14: “Breach” by Eliot Peper Breach by Eliot Peper (@EliotPeper) was a great ending to the Analog series as it compliments both …

2019-05-14: Had to get a run in this morning before a really long day of travel (16+ hrs🤦‍♂️)… 🏃‍♂️

2019-05-11: Good start for a Saturday… Running with Lainey followed up by coffee on the deck while …

2019-05-11: Tetris like Life If Tetris has taught me anything, it's that errors pile up and accomplishments disappear.  Mana …

2019-05-08: Day Four Recap in Sedona and Phoenix... We started out with some solo hikes / runs around the hotel. Then we went o the Sedona Airport Loop …

2019-05-08: Wordless Wednesday 05/08 Running along the Skywalker trail in the early morning hours (May 2019, Skywalker Trail, Sedona, AZ) …

2019-05-08: Last run in Arizona before heading home tonight. Thankfully the rain stopped right before I went …

2019-05-08: Day 3 Recap in Sedona... What started out as an overcast day of shopping and good food in the hotel as well as the Cowboys …

2019-05-07: Cloudy morning trail run today but I still can’t complain. Beautiful view of the mountains but …

2019-05-06: It doesn’t matter how much I run but running on these hills around Phoenix this morning were …

2019-05-06: Day 2 Recap in Sedona... Devil’s Bridge like that I am still shocked that all kids hiked the 2 miles there and 2 miles …

2019-05-05: Day 1 recap in Phoenix, AZ.... Morning hiking, afternoon in the pool 😂game time with Kent, and dinner with Grandma Gott.

2019-05-04: Great way to start the weekend off right with a morning run with Lainey Lou the Doodle… 🏃‍♂️🐶

2019-05-03: This girl is super excited about her soccer season and I can’t wait to watch her play… …

2019-05-01: Wordless Wednesday 05/01 *Frozen Hand... I can't believe we got snow in April. (April 2019, Eden Prairie)*

2019-04-28: Afternoon run with the big kids today… It was interesting that they stopped at this spot to …

2019-04-27: Saturday morning run and conversations with this girl and her favorite dog. It is kind of selfish as …

2019-04-25: I came home from work tonight to find these girls who are obviously ready for summer ⛱…

2019-04-25: Go out and Create Something Looking for some motivation today? I might have something for you as I too was looking for …

2019-04-24: Wordless Wednesday 04/24 *Almost perfect early morning reflection (April 2019, Round Lake, Eden Prairie) - Flipped* Almost …

2019-04-22: This past weekend our crew had a great time exploring around our town. It is amazing the things you …

2019-04-18: Found an observation deck on my run this morning by the lake. Not a bad view from the top but a …

2019-04-18: Pending Appointments - Air Travel Edition I am no road warrior when it comes to traveling but I feel like over my 15+ year career I have …

2019-04-17: Wordless Wednesday 04/17 *Bright lights of the city from above (April 2019, Buffalo, NY)*

2019-04-14: CAUTION! Rough road ahead. Note this is in town and helps sum up the winter we had… My pace …

2019-04-14: Lovely day to build a snow family… ⛄⛄⛄⛄⛄ #facesofboo

2019-04-11: Amazing the difference 26 hours looks like… Not to mention “No School Snow …

2019-04-11: Being Rich vs Being Poor Watching this video by Casey Neistat the other day brought a couple of thoughts to mind that I …

2019-04-10: Wordless Wednesday 04/10 Nothing beats a sunset run where you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere but you are really …

2019-04-08: Mornings really are a great time to get outside… 🏃‍♂️

2019-04-06: The Minimalist Home by Joshua Becker The Minimalist Home: A Room-by-Room Guide to a Decluttered, Refocused Life by Joshua Becker overall …

2019-04-05: With so much stuff to do we spent almost all day at the NCAA Final Four Fan Fest… …

2019-04-03: Wordless Wednesday 04/03 *Taking a quick break on our run to check out the ducks (Round Lake, Eden Prairie, March 2019)*

2019-04-02: True Blue by Eliot Peper: Now An Internet Art Project You can now read True Blue by Eliot Peper for free online as it has moved to An Internet Public Art …

2019-03-28: So glad to get off the paved streets tonight until I noticed various parts of my trail were …

2019-03-28: Running with Ryan Van Duzer As you can probably tell from other things I post about on Social Media or this site, I really do …

2019-03-27: Wordless Wednesday 03/27 *Nothing beats a blue sky, ice melting off the pond, and no snow on the trail for a birthday run …

2019-03-24: Thirty-Eight Last year was spent focusing on things that mattered not only to myself but my family too. I felt …

2019-03-22: Taking a quick break on our run this morning to check out the ducks… 🦆🐕🏃‍♂️

2019-03-21: 6 months later and she is still just a petite mini golden doodle….

2019-03-21: Consumption vs Creation It hit me that I have been consuming so much so fast that I haven’t had time to actually think about …

2019-03-20: Wordless Wednesday 03/20 Let the thawing begin as another backyard rink season comes to a close (March 2019)

2019-03-20: With the temperature outlook for the rest of this week and the current standing water on the rink, I …

2019-03-14: Posting Standstill I have been at a standstill for the last three months since I had posted a hand full of new …

2019-03-13: Wordless Wednesday 03/13 Enjoying the beautiful evening run with a blue sky and sun at 6pm in the evening. I could get used …

2019-03-11: Super proud of these kids as they have had long seasons and glad to see it come to a great ending! …

2019-03-06: Wordless Wednesday 03/06 Glad to have the sun coming up earlier in the mornings these days. I appreciate the sunrise runs vs …

2019-03-06: For those of you missing The Masked Singer tonight, we found a new contestant. This one will be a …

2019-03-06: Glad to have the sun coming up earlier in the mornings these days. I appreciate the sunrise runs vs …

2019-03-02: This is for the Gotts that are in Mexico showing my wife all these great sunrise photos. As you can …

2019-02-28: The sidewalks are getting pretty narrow out there… 🏃‍♂️

2019-02-20: Snow dog… 🌨🐶

2019-02-09: These two used to go to daycare together but today they had to face-off against each other… …

2019-02-07: Had to get the snowblower to the backyard tonight to keep the ice clear… Now we can tackle …

2019-01-29: So I guess I shouldn’t plan on running tomorrow morning… 🤔🏃‍♂️🥶 Guess this morning it …

2019-01-27: Had a great afternoon with this kid as we watched the finals of the US Pond Hockey Championships. …

2019-01-20: Fun Sunday… Basketball, Hockey, Cheerleading and a Movie.

2019-01-19: Life of the 3rd Born…. #sisterplayshockey #brotherplaysbasketball

2019-01-17: There is something calming about being outside in the early morning with a little dusting of fresh …

2019-01-13: Everybody needs their own personal cheerleader… Unless your the bigger sister who has never …

2019-01-10: Considering it was a little warmer today it was also nice to see the sun come up… 🏃‍♂️

2019-01-05: Can’t believe just a couple days ago I had a frozen face and today I was running in shorts. …

2019-01-03: Nothing beats a nice-looking sunrise… 🏃‍♂️

2019-01-02: Frozen face run yesterday… 🏃‍♂️

2019-01-01: Ringing in the New Year with this crazy bunch is always a great time…

2018-12-30: Look what I found on my run this morning in Ankeny, IA… Do I spy a backyard rink 👀🏒… …

2018-12-26: This girl braved the cold with me this morning for a little exercise and got a well-deserved treat …

2018-12-26: Not a bad afternoon for a fire and skating… 🏒

2018-12-25: A little Christmas day running on what seems like just a sheet of ice outside while the kids were …

2018-12-21: I can appreciate the Post Office workers working non stop before Christmas as I saw them driving …

2018-12-19: Can’t believe how warm it has been, last Sunday I had to get outside… In shorts of …

2018-12-13: The one nice thing about running at night in the winter is you get to check out everyone’s …

2018-12-12: After school skating tonight for the big kids while we were getting dinner ready… #hockey …

2018-12-10: Had to take advantage of the sun today and find some snowy trails to run along… 🏃‍♂️

2018-12-08: This girl is so ready to get out on the ice… But today was just picture day. 🏒

2018-12-06: One Decision When you stop and think about it, one decision is all it takes. The list of what that decision might …

2018-12-03: After the long weekend this girl needed to get outside so she joined me for some of my run …

2018-12-01: Early morning trail run as we have lots of kid activities today… ⛹️👯🏒 #running . . …

2018-11-30: This might be a little unpopular to some of my Minnesota friends but I am looking forward to the …

2018-11-29: Floodgates of Unnecessary Purchases Have you ever been gearing up for a trip and fell into the trap of buying a lot of things because of …

2018-11-27: Glow of the sunrise… 🌄🏃‍♂️#running . . . . #running #runnersofinstagram …

2018-11-25: Starting flooding the rink last night and had a visitor passing by 🦌 #backyardrink

2018-11-22: Completed my annual self made “Turkey Trot” through the streets of my youth… …

2018-11-18: Cold morning today as the temps were in single digits (5°F). I was wondering why my eyes were …

2018-11-17: No lights needed this morning after the little bit of fresh snow last night… #running . . . . …

2018-11-16: This girl took over my job of bedtime reading as her little sister only wanted big sister to read …

2018-11-15: New coffee in the mail and can’t wait to try it ☕️… Not to mention check out this …

2018-11-14: Early morning run on a snowy trail… #running . . . . . #sunrise #trailrunning …

2018-11-12: Taken Sunday morning, befor early events of her siblings. This is the face of a tired 3rd born who …

2018-11-12: Someone is confused why there is a structure in their walking path… 🦌🏒 Yep, it is that …

2018-11-10: Very brisk quiet morning today as we are in single digits temperature today.. #running . . . . . …

2018-11-08: Making tracks during my first run this winter while it was snowing.. #running . . . . . …

2018-11-05: Break in the rain yesterday allowed me to get out on the trails for a little bit… #running . …

2018-11-05: Media Consumption In my overall quest to minimize distractions in my life either by limiting the time I spend on …

2018-11-04: Seems like everyone got the memo to sleep in longer today but this girl.. #laineylouthedoodle . . . …

2018-11-01: We really have been spoiled the last couple of evening with warmer weather. Perfect evenings for a …

2018-10-30: Getting coffee from our favorite local roaster is always a good day because let’s face it who …

2018-10-30: “Borderless” by Eliot Peper Borderless (which was released October 30th) by Eliot Peper (@EliotPeper) is a great sequel to …

2018-10-27: What better way to spend Saturday night.. #mnwild

2018-10-26: This pup is making it hard to want to leave the quiet house this morning… . . . . . …

2018-10-24: Soaking up the last of the warmer weather by finding some trails before the cold/snow… …

2018-10-22: Nothing helps make you feel better than laying on the couch with your favorite Goldendoodle… …

2018-10-19: It was another dark morning today.. #running . . . . . #instarunners #runnersofinstagram #run …

2018-10-15: New trail before the sunset tonight.. 🌄🏃#running #sunset . . . . . #myviewrunning …

2018-10-14: What better way to spend our anniversary than with the ones we love. Through it all, it has been a …

2018-10-13: So it begins… Saturday mornings at the rink with this this girl.. 🏒

2018-10-12: Going from 70° earlier this week to a brisk 32° this dark morning… Burr 🏃 #running . . . …

2018-10-10: Nice run along Lake Erie this morning with a view of Canada in the distance… 🏃 #running . …

2018-10-09: Different scenery this morning running downtown in a lovely 72° F weather… 🏃#running . . …

2018-10-07: With all the rain we had I found myself mudding around on the trail.. 🏃#running . . . . . …

2018-10-06: Another soccer season in the books…

2018-10-05: It’s not stopping me from getting out there but I am really getting tired of all this …

2018-10-02: Hello duck family… 🦆🏃 What great weather this evening and thanks to my amazing wife for …

2018-09-30: Behind the scenes of what happens when you get some toys to test out and your house becomes a photo …

2018-09-28: In the light of the moon… I decided to run this morning thanks to my friend …

2018-09-25: You never know what you are going to walk into the house and find. Well hello, Vampire …

2018-09-24: It was a dark and rainy night. What is the luck it started to rain right when I wanted to run …

2018-09-22: After a busy day this is a good place to end the night.. Let’s go Wild! #mnwild

2018-09-22: Such a beautiful day today I couldn’t help but hit the trails as it is nice to actually see in …

2018-09-22: Busy day today and I need to get moving but Lainey is making it hard for me to do so… …

2018-09-21: Found a new route that actually has some street lights 👍🏃 #running . . . . . #runnerscommunity …

2018-09-20: Rainy run this early AM, starting to wonder if the rain will ever end… 🌧️🏃🌧️ …

2018-09-18: Found a break in the action this morning when it wasn’t really raining or lightening… …

2018-09-17: It was so hot this past weekend that she decided to swim in her water dish 😂… …

2018-09-15: Early morning coffee with the pup while the rest of the house sleeps… #LaineyLouTheDoodle …

2018-09-14: Well what do we have here… #LaineyLouTheDoodle . . . . . #goldendoodle #minigoldendoodle …

2018-09-14: Well hello friend, just passing through.. 🦌🏃 #running . . . . . #myviewrunning …

2018-09-12: Some interesting looking clouds this morning… #running . . . . . #sunrise #clouds …

2018-09-11: Not a bad night watching soccer with this pup… #LaineyLouTheDoodle

2018-09-11: Never know what gem you will find when you explore your surroundings… #running #sunrise …

2018-09-07: Morning sunrise glow… 🏃🌄 #running #morning #sunrise #myviewrunning

2018-09-06: Summer is definitely coming to an end with a 52° F run this morning.. #running #sunrise #morning …

2018-09-04: M had. Great first night of Little Wild Hockey and everyone enjoyed the special guest.

2018-09-04: I am really not ready for these darker mornings.. #running #morning #myviewrunning

2018-09-01: Had such a good night last night with this lovely lady, some friends and watching Hamilton… …

2018-08-30: Good morning Deer, just passing through don’t worry about me.. 🏃‍♂️🦌 #morning …

2018-08-28: Had a good run through the rain early this morning.. 🌧️🏃‍♂️#running #sunrise …

2018-08-26: Day 3 Recap: This girl is so drawn to water that we spent most of the day walking along what could …

2018-08-26: Day 2 Recap: Went to Bayfield, WI then to Meyer’s Beach where we spent some time Kayaking in …

2018-08-24: Day 1 Recap: Spending the evening in Duluth watching the boats, checking out the Bridge, found some …

2018-08-24: Let the Daddy Daughter road trip kick off.. #travelsovertoys #roadtrip #exploremn

2018-08-21: Getting back into the flow of work is hard after vacation.. Decided hitting the pavement early this …

2018-08-18: Good start to a Saturday when you almost have 10k steps before 8:30 am… #running #sunrise

2018-08-17: Hanging out at the @iowastatefair tonight with this beautiful lady… #iowastatefairmoments …

2018-08-14: Remember “You are worth it” - Found this on my run around the back roads of East Des …

2018-08-06: Humid haze in the air this morning made for an interesting run #running #sunrise #myviewrunning

2018-08-05: Hanging out at the Library with Librarian Boo… #facesofboo #library

2018-08-04: Thanks for the extra motivation this morning from a random runner, you gave me something to catch! …

2018-08-03: First time ever biking to work and turned out pretty good minus a small novice mistake as my pants …

2018-07-27: What a great afternoon to bike with this crew.. #biking #family #Minnesota

2018-07-27: Really didn’t feel like running today but my guest pulled me out of bed this morning …

2018-07-26: Had a guest pulling me along on my morning run today 🐾…🏃… #running #sunrise …

2018-07-22: Morning coffee from a tent with an Iowa Farm view… #sunrise #coffee #pond

2018-07-16: After a week on the road, it was good to get up early and hit the trail again #sunrise #running

2018-07-16: Day 7 Recap: Last day in Colorado we hiked to a “waterfall”, kids jogged on some trials …

2018-07-15: My guest this morning while having a cup of coffee.. She was not in the mood to chill though and …

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2018-07-08: After a long day of traveling through South Dakota I feel like Wall Drug is the only place you …

2018-07-07: Ready to start day 2… ☑️ Coffee ☑️ Navigation ☑️ Miles of open road with nothing …

2018-07-06: Finishing up day one of our 2018 Family Road Trip while watching the sunset #travelsovertoys …

2018-07-06: Ran into a little trail hazard this morning 😁.. #running #myviewrunning

2018-07-04: Thunder storms won’t stop this group from watching the Edina 4th of July Parade ⛈️📣

2018-06-29: Made sure to get up early today in order to beat the heat coming later today #running #sunrise

2018-06-22: Trike riding Boo… 🚴‍♀️👻 #facesofboo

2018-06-22: Enjoying some time on the deck a couple weeks back with this girl trying hard to crush me in …

2018-06-22: As much fun as it was exploring the concrete jungle of Buffalo the past couple of days, I enjoy …

2018-06-21: Thinking of our pup PJ today as it wasn’t long ago we had to say goodbye and today is her …

2018-06-21: Couldn’t help think this was a sign when we decided last minute to drive to the falls after …

2018-06-20: Found my way to the harbor this morning for a nice run along the shore looking out across Lake Erie …

2018-06-19: Early morning run got me outside the downtown of Buffalo for a good look back at the city #running …

2018-06-18: Clear blue sky above the clouds… #flying

2018-06-13: Nothing like a morning run with the sun coming up #running #sunrise

2018-05-23: Shhh… Kids are still sleeping and I am enjoying the quiet morning outside while getting some …

2018-05-07: Rental Car Extras Over my life, I have traveled to quite a few different airports in the US and overseas.  During …

2018-05-04: Class is in session in the backyard single room school house…

2018-05-04: I can’t tell you how glad I am that the weather is actually nice light out in the early …

2018-04-26: Dropped these two travelers off at the airport at 5am today. Look out mystery state the Boo is …

2018-04-25: Watch out for this one… The names Boo, Gretchen Boo.

2018-04-21: Seemed strange having track practice with snow drifts in the background today…

2018-04-20: Another early morning flight today but a beautiful day to be flying.. See you soon MSP.

2018-04-18: Quick stop in Boston and now on to Buffalo #flying

2018-04-18: Wordless Wednesday 04/18 *Will the snow ever end? That is almost 15" of snow that fell over the course of 48hrs this past …

2018-04-18: 4am wake up to fly again. Will be sad to leave this weather, I feel like it is actually Spring here …

2018-04-16: Airport seems eerily quiet tonight…

2018-04-01: “Bandwidth” by Eliot Peper Bandwidth by Eliot Peper (@EliotPeper) is definitely another page turner by one of my favorite …

2018-03-24: Thirty-Seven Wow is it really that time again? Time to end another year and start the next. It really seems …

2018-03-07: Wordless Wednesday 03/07 *Beautifully lit Gothic architecture (Cologne Cathedral, Germany - February 2018)*

2018-03-04: Let’s go Wild! #mnwild

2018-03-03: Time to head home after a quick stop in Amsterdam

2018-03-03: So much history here in Berlin, I have had fun quickly seeing the sites in the city but finally time …

2018-03-02: Blogging Meetup - Year 2 Project Check-in Year 2 has come and gone… As I am excited to see another year of people using the Blogging Meetup, I …

2018-02-27: Good Morning Berlin.. #sunrise #travel #germany

2018-02-25: I had some great tour guides while I was in Cologne. In just my short time there I felt like I …

2018-02-25: Good Morning Cologne from the top of the Dom. First one to the top today of the 533 steps! 🏃 …

2018-02-24: Looking good at night Kölner Dom #travel #germany #kölnerdom #colognecathedral #cologne

2018-02-23: Good morning Erkelenz.. #sunrise #travel #germany

2018-02-21: Sometime the best restaurants have you sitting in a basement cellar.. #exploring #travel

2018-02-21: Good morning Ludenschied #sunrise

2018-02-20: Thinking about and missing these two great pups today as it is #nationalpetday #yorkie

2018-02-19: Waiting for the next flight today.. or is it tomorrow already 😂 #flying

2018-02-19: See you later MSP.. #flying #travel

2018-02-07: Wordless Wednesday 02/07 . Massive Ice Sheets in Lake Erie (Flight from Detroit to Buffalo, January 2018)

2018-02-06: Princess Jezzabella A little over a week ago we had to make another tough decision in our house as our last dog Princess …

2018-02-02: I don’t know about anyone else but I feel like window washing in negative degree temps is a …

2018-01-31: Wordless Wednesday 01/31 *Man's Best Friend (Princess Jezzabella, the Diva of Pink, January 2018)*

2018-01-26: 5 Years of US Pond Hockey Championships I can’t believe today would have marked my 6th consecutive year of helping out with the US …

2018-01-25: Eat like locals.. Beef on Weck, good but super salty

2018-01-25: Wordless Wednesday 01/24 *Early morning sunrise over a great looking sheet of ice (US Pond Hockey Championships, Lake …

2018-01-22: Just a little snow for the kids to walk home from the bus in 🌨️

2018-01-18: Break the Twitch, The Book by Anthony Ongaro I just finished reading Break The Twitch: a practical guide to minimalism, intentional living & …

2018-01-17: Wordless Wednesday 01/17 *Silence in the early morning air while running through the freshly fallen snow.*

2018-01-16: Air Travel in Real Life by Tripp and Tyler Tripp and Tyler have nailed it again with another “In Real Life” video but this time …

2018-01-14: That was some deep snow… Now who is up for nighttime skate?

2018-01-06: Nevada Boys Minnesota style… #backyardrink #hockey

2018-01-04: The sometimes forgotten member of our family PJ, who is so small she blends in with stuffed animals …

2018-01-01: Good way to start off the New Year by having a movie date night with my girls!

2018-01-01: These kids are going to make me work this afternoon… But what a beautiful day it is today at …

2018-01-01: Fun weekend with the Fulkersons as we rang in the New Year’s together..

2017-12-30: Figure skating Boo… ⛸️👻 #backyardrink #skating

2017-12-28: It was a great day to enjoy the Minnesota outdoors #backyardrink #hockey #family

2017-12-05: Loving these cold temps in MN for the rest of the week. Tarp is down, and water is filled… …

2017-12-05: WordPress.com vs WordPress.org Have you ever wondered which WordPress platform is right for you? Maybe you are just curious what …

2017-11-23: Happy Thanksgiving day run in my hometown while I watched the sunrise..

2017-11-19: Lunch with my girls today.. Why wouldn’t you use chopsticks to eat Mac and Cheese 😂

2017-11-15: Santa Claus and his reindeer are coming down the hallway 🎅🦌😂

2017-11-12: I really do enjoy watching this one tear up the ice at Rookie Camp 🏒⛸️. Also, it cracks me up that …

2017-11-09: Wordless Wednesday 11/08 *First snowfalls always look great as they blanket the yard and trees. (December 2016)*

2017-11-04: Yep… It is getting to be that time of year again ❄️🏒⛸️ #backyardrink #hockey

2017-10-25: Wordless Wednesday 10/25 *Nothing beats coffee in with a tiger in it (August 2015, Pudong Airport, Shanghai, China)* Rounded

2017-10-25: Using House Projects to help Declutter your Life In our journey of living a more intentional life by decluttering our belongings and owning less. We …

2017-10-18: Wordless Wednesday 10/18 *Glowing moon in the night sky over the bay (August 2017, Phippsburg, ME)* Glowing moon in the night …

2017-10-17: Keeping your Focus Becoming more focused requires an even greater skill at keeping your focus. As I have been trying to …

2017-10-14: Happy 11th Anniversary @aprilgottwalker! The weather might not have been what we wanted but it was …

2017-10-11: Wordless Wednesday 10/11 *Peaceful view of the night sky from the light of the moon on an evening walk (October 2016)*

2017-10-10: Encouragement Sometimes things happen (Crash!) and it is something that you don’t or aren’t really …

2017-10-10: Guess shorts and a t-shirt might not have been the best choice for my morning run #running

2017-10-06: Who said kindergarten soccer games don’t need a cheerleader… 👻

2017-10-05: Fall Clean up and Clean out Fall is definitely that time of year when things need to be cleaned up. You need to head out to the …

2017-10-04: Wordless Wednesday 10/04 *Morning sunrise after days of rain (October 2017)*

2017-10-03: Slowing Down to Redirect I stumbled across this article over the weekend and it really resonated with me and I had to share. …

2017-09-27: Wordless Wednesday 09/27 *View from the top of a Mountain (August 2017, Estes Cone, Estes Park, CO)*

2017-09-23: Was a year ago today we had to say goodbye.. We still miss you Tux Tux..

2017-09-23: Boo running around the empty soccer field at soccer last night.. 👻

2017-09-20: Wordless Wednesday 09/20 *Crashing waves into the rocks (August 2017, Popham Beach, Phippsburg, ME)* Blogging Meetup - …

2017-09-19: Money on my Mind Money has been on my mind for a post lately, in fact, you could say I think about it all the time. …

2017-09-16: Grocery Shopping Boo… 🛒👻 #facesofboo

2017-09-11: Dark morning trails.. I like the cooler weather but wish it was lighter for my morning runs again. …

2017-09-10: Relaxing Sundays sometimes lead to some creative outfits… 😂

2017-09-09: Beautiful afternoon for a Bike ride… 🚴

2017-08-28: Pizza and Ice cream with the newlyweds tonight. It was great to catch up.

2017-08-28: Was a great day for a casual 6.6 mile walk to the peak at 11k but the view from the top was worth …

2017-08-25: Early morning flying… See you soon DEN 🛩️

2017-08-14: Cheers to making it back home last night and having a day to recover until we are tossed back into …

2017-08-12: After day one of traveling back to MN we covered 767 miles in 13 hrs. The kids did amazing and are …

2017-08-12: Blue sky’s and what seems like endless road as we are still on day one of the road back home. …

2017-08-11: Nice evening for kayak around the cove with my trusty guide…

2017-08-10: Lobster Lady Boo… 🦂👻

2017-08-10: It never gets old looking at this lighthouse… #PortlandHeadLight #Maine

2017-08-09: I really do like waking up to this view..

2017-08-06: Our view for the next week.. We finally made it to Maine. #MN2Maine

2017-08-05: Running through the streets and along the harbor of Boston is not a bad way to start the day… …

2017-08-04: Trolly Boo… 🚎👻 #facesofboo #MN2Maine @BostonTours

2017-08-04: Freedom Trail Boo… 🚶‍♀️👻 #facesofboo #MN2Maine #FreedomTrail

2017-08-03: Lorax Boo who speaks for the trees.. 🌳👻 #seussinspringfield #MN2Maine #facesofboo

2017-08-03: Wahlburgers Boo.. 🍔👻 #MN2Maine #facesofboo

2017-08-03: Family fun at Niagara Falls #MN2Maine #niagarafalls

2017-08-03: Niagara Falls Boo.. 💦👻 #niagarafalls #MN2Maine

2017-08-01: These Minnesota kids felt a strong pull while in Toronto to see The Stanley Cup.. …

2017-08-01: Stanley Cup Boo… 🏒👻 @thehockeyhalloffame #mn2maine #stanleycup

2017-08-01: Bumblebee Boo.. 👻

2017-08-01: Afternoon snack next to the beach…

2017-07-30: Underwater Rockstar Boo…. 🎤🎶👻

2017-07-25: Not sure if this picture does it justice but the campers got some heavy rain for a couple min early …

2017-07-23: Still quiet out on the deck this morning but two more have joined the hammock party as the rest are …

2017-07-23: Relaxing morning today on the deck while the rest of the house is asleep. B is reading while I enjoy …

2017-07-23: Lemonade making…

2017-07-23: Silly faces of Boo while waiting for a smoothie.. 👻 #FacesofBoo

2017-07-15: Free spirit Boo and her dog running on the farm.. 👻🐕

2017-07-04: Parading Boo… 👻

2017-07-03: Beautiful morning to get out early and run around the lake #running #sunrise

2017-07-02: Dancing at the Farmers Market 👻

2017-07-02: Great day biking and walking around Minnehaha Falls

2017-06-28: Finally made it out for a run last night in the gorgeous weather we are having… It’s …

2017-06-27: Fun father son night we had watching my nephew play Baseball..

2017-06-23: "True Blue (A Short Story)" by Eliot Peper True Blue a short story by a favorite author of mine Eliot Peper (@EliotPeper) just released …

2017-06-21: Wordless Wednesday 06/21 *Completed Kitchen Remodel (Day 44, June 2017)* Kitchen Remodel Day 31 Kitchen Remodel Day 1

2017-06-18: Happy Father’s Day Dad! Thanks for everything you have supported, shown, and done for me …

2017-06-17: Boo in a basket… 👻 #facesofboo Her sister and her were pretending this was a dog kennel.

2017-06-14: Wordless Wednesday 06/14 Dog days of summer for PJ who basks in the sun (June 2017)

2017-06-13: These two need to work on badminton teamwork and possibly their form 🤣

2017-06-11: Detour on our way back home today

2017-06-09: Crash! Asphalt 1 - Eric 0 I had a great post for you a couple of weeks back I was in a slump about running and getting …

2017-06-08: Today’s score: Asphalt 1 - Eric 0. Guess that is what I get for #running this morning. Why …

2017-06-07: Wordless Wednesday 06/07 *Watching the powerful rushing water pour over the cliff of the Horseshoe Falls (June 2017, Niagara …

2017-06-02: Finally made a quick detour yesterday to see Niagara Falls after work

2017-06-01: Morning exploring the streets of new places #running #railyard

2017-05-31: Wordless Wednesday 05/30 *Sunset over fluffy white clouds (Flying from MSP to BUF, May 2017)*

2017-05-30: Sunset over fluffy white clouds 🛫 #sunset #clouds #flying

2017-05-29: Grocery Shopping Boo…👻 #FacesofBoo

2017-05-22: After a rainy weekend it was great to see the sun on my run this morning #running

2017-05-21: We spent yesterday evening and into the night putting stuff back. It is starting to feel like home …

2017-05-20: More progress as the cabinets are now installed #kitchenremodel

2017-05-19: Family Favorite Boo… 👻 #FacesofBoo #nailedit

2017-05-19: Got home from my run this morning to find these two bookworms 📖#reading

2017-05-17: Wordless Wednesday 05/17 *Progress... Sometimes slower than you hope but glad it is still on track. (Kitchen Remodel Day 31, …

2017-05-14: Happy Mother’s Day to the mom of my kids. I am thankful everyday for all you do for our family …

2017-05-14: Happy Mother’s Day to my amazing mom! Thanks as always for everything.

2017-05-10: Graduate Boo 👻… #FacesofBoo

2017-05-10: Catching the sunrise in the morning is always great. #running

2017-05-08: Net Neutrality... Really Again? *via Net Neutrality II: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) - YouTube* Another great/ timely …

2017-05-03: Wordless Wednesday 05/03 *The only path to reach East Quoddy Light is at low tide so you can walk out there, but be careful …

2017-04-30: Painting fun! @aprilgottwalker and I applying the first coat of ceiling paint.

2017-04-24: Monday morning trails #running

2017-04-23: Couldn’t have been more proud yesterday watching B run his first 400m dash. He went out strong …

2017-04-22: Waiting for B to start the 100m is bringing back memories of spending Saturday mornings at track …

2017-04-19: Wordless Wednesday 04/19 *Kitchen Remodel Day 1 Demolition (April 2017)*

2017-04-15: Celebrating Easter and Birthdays with Family…

2017-04-13: The Caballo Blanco Experience - Ryan Van Duzer For anyone who has read the book Born to Run or enjoys running, in general, needs to check out this …

2017-04-12: Wordless Wednesday 04/12 *Our two really amazing pups, Tucker and PJ (March 2014)* I shared this yesterday on Instagram but …

2017-04-11: Swinging Boo 👻 enjoying the great weather that came back.

2017-04-11: These two are looking sharp in this picture 😀 #NationalPetDay

2017-04-05: Wordless Wednesday 04/05 *Intriguing rock creations from long ago carved by the mighty Colorado River (June 2015, South Rim …

2017-04-04: Nothing like breaking in my new pair of ASICS shoes on a long run in warm foggy weather yesterday …

2017-04-01: Family 🙌

2017-03-29: Wordless Wednesday 03/29 *Catching a glimpse of water and sunshine from the trail in the dark heavy cover of the trees (July …

2017-03-24: Thirty-Six Another year has come and gone but not without leaving a great impact to end 35. This past year the …

2017-03-22: How could I pass up the chance to try Chicken and Waffles tonight.. It was really good.

2017-03-22: Wordless Wednesday 03/22 *Looking down into the valley of the Rio Colca (December 2007, Near Lari, Peru)* Atop

2017-03-20: Ice cream face Boo.. Thanks @dairyqueen #firstdayofspring #BooFaces

2017-03-07: Wordless Wednesday 03/08 *Shadows taking a walk in the afternoon sun (March 2017, Eden Prairie, MN)*

2017-03-07: The whole family was excited to see the Timberwolves play last night until…. the game was …

2017-03-01: Wordless Wednesday 03/01 *Fresh snow on my running trail.. Did I ever mention I like running in the snow :) (Eden Prairie, …

2017-02-25: Looks like someone is “Boo” tired to finish her books 👻😂

2017-02-24: Sleepy skater Boo…

2017-02-22: Wordless Wednesday 02/22 *Finally time to catch the sunrises on my early morning runs (February 2017, Eden Prairie, MN)*

2017-02-19: Congratulation Blogging Meetup on 1 year The “little” side project that some of you may or may not know about call Blogging Meetup just hit …

2017-02-16: The girls having fun at the park last weekend

2017-02-15: Wordless Wednesday 02/15 *Melting Ice Problems as another backyard rink season comes to an end... (February 2017, Eden …

2017-02-15: It’s Boo… Nothing more needs to be said.

2017-02-12: I don’t really like the look of the weather for this week. Is the season really done? …

2017-02-10: "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown “The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin …

2017-02-08: Wordless Wednesday 02/08 *Traveling again above the clouds (Flying from Minneapolis, MN to Cincinnati, OH, February 2017)*

2017-02-03: Gymnastics Boo…

2017-02-02: Someone really likes this years @uspondhockey Pond Crew hat. I might not be getting this one back …

2017-02-02: Wordless Wednesday 02/01 *Above the clouds (Flying from Buffalo, NY to Detroit, MI, January 2017)*

2017-01-29: Brother and Sister tearing up the ice on this gorgeous afternoon day. 🏒 #BackyardRink

2017-01-28: Wordless Wednesday 01/26 Running through the streets of new places is always worth it, you can always find something …

2017-01-27: Beautiful morning helping out at the @uspondhockey Championships

2017-01-23: Do you see what I see? Can’t wait to get back home and help this Friday at the @uspondhockey …

2017-01-19: Thanks to my awesome wife @aprilgottwalker we are watching one of our favorite comedians …

2017-01-11: Wordless Wednesday 01/11 *Perfect print in the new fallen snow (January 2016, Eden Prairie, MN)*

2017-01-08: Where did the Christmas Tree go? #ChristmasWithdrawals

2017-01-07: Trying to perfect my coffee skills this morning for @aprilgottwalker using @bootstrapcoffee DIY …

2017-01-05: Staying warm outside running this morning in the less than warm -6°F weather.

2017-01-04: Wordless Wednesday 01/04 *Fresh running tracks in the falling snow are one of my new favorite things, so peaceful (December …

2017-01-04: It was a hard day of skating yesterday for the girls.

2017-01-02: On the ice with these two is not s bad way to spend the afternoon…

2017-01-01: Had a great night watching the game with family. Not a bad way to end the night with a picture on …

2017-01-01: Happy New Year! Here is a quick look back at my 2016 best nine.

2016-12-28: Wordless Wednesday 12/28 *Sometimes what appears to be the path less traveled still has great views from the top (July 2004, …

2016-12-28: At the top of the play structure with the girls

2016-12-23: First day using the rink and the kids were loving it #backyardrink

2016-12-23: I may have misjudged the weather this morning by wearing shorts on my run 😬

2016-12-18: Really could use some help from the @uspondhockey Pond crew.. Well I guess it is good practice! …

2016-12-16: My Traveling Myth I am flying back from a 3-day work trip, and thanks to the WordPress offline app I can write while …

2016-12-07: Wordless Wednesday 12/07 *Peaceful night listening to the flowing water fill the outdoor rink while watching the freezing at …

2016-12-06: Finally it’s that time of year again… #floodtherink #backyardrink

2016-12-04: The builder hanging out with Frosty the Snowman

2016-12-04: After we built frosty the snowman M said we had to build our family #snow

2016-11-30: Wordless Wednesday 11/30 Looking out over the Tree Farm and remembering all the weekends I spent there as a child. Look in …

2016-11-26: Checking out the Light Display that supports a great cause #makeawish

2016-11-24: Trip down memory lane running through the streets of my hometown on Thanksgiving

2016-11-23: Snow tracks

2016-11-23: Wordless Wednesday 11/23 *Early morning running tracks in the snow (November 2016, Eden Prairie, MN)*

2016-11-17: Re: Electoral College For anyone that found the last post on the Electoral College interesting in any way, I felt that I …

2016-11-16: Wordless Wednesday 11/16 *The rink is patiently waiting for more cold weather (37°F in this picture), before flooding. …

2016-11-15: Where the Heck is Matt? - 2016 With everything else that has happened in the last couple of weeks, I managed to miss that the new …

2016-11-12: Some of you might not want to believe it.. but it is time #backyardrink

2016-11-11: Electoral College I am not one to normally talk about politics nor do I want to bring up a large discussion of right …

2016-11-09: Wordless Wednesday 11/09 *Here comes the sun (November 2016, Round Lake, Eden Prairie, MN)*

2016-11-03: Can’t believe it… @Cubs Win! Cubs Win! What a great game. #worldseries #flythew

2016-11-02: Wordless Wednesday 11/02 *Early morning walk through nature with my son (October 2016, Lake Zumbra, Victoria, MN)*

2016-10-28: Let's teach for mastery - not test scores *Sal Khan: Let's teach for mastery -- not test scores | TED Talk | TED.com* Education is something …

2016-10-26: Wordless Wednesday 10/26 *Sights and sounds of a crackling campfire on a chilly Fall night (October 2016, Lake Zumbra, …

2016-10-25: Answering calls and counting cash…

2016-10-19: Wordless Wednesday 10/19 *Rainbow during my daughters Birthday Party (October 2016, Eden Prairie, MN*

2016-10-15: Great morning to pick out some pumpkins and let the kids run around.

2016-10-14: 10 years Happy 10th Anniversary to by beautiful and lovely wife April! It doesn’t seem like that long …

2016-10-12: Wordless Wednesday 10/12 *View from the top after walking up 366 narrow steps of the Belfry (December 2004, Bruge, Belgium)*

2016-10-09: The Simple Solution to Traffic *via The Simple Solution to Traffic by @CGPGrey* I am sure some of you have known this for a long …

2016-10-07: Tucker Buddy A little over a week ago we had to make the tough decision to put our dog down. Not that we will …

2016-10-06: IRS Imposter Scams - Beware! All kinds of Scams are horrible let’s just put that out there. Because most of the time they …

2016-10-05: Wordless Wednesday 10/05 *Looking out over the countryside landscape from the center of a Corn Maze... HELP! (October 2016, …

2016-10-04: 'The Adventures of Indiana Jones' by Patrick Schoenmaker via The Adventures of Indiana Jones by Patrick Schoenmaker. Be sure to check out more of Patrick …

2016-10-02: Flashback to 2005, as she is rocking out with the original iPod Shuffle at the soccer fields today.

2016-09-30: Don't Buy Stuff you Can't Afford It does sound so simple, doesn't it! I really love that video clip and was reminded of it the other …

2016-09-29: Playground Climbing Boo…

2016-09-28: Wordless Wednesday 09/28 *Man's Best Friend (Tucker Buddy Foo Foo I, September 2016)*  

2016-09-25: Boo giving PJ some love on the drive home today.

2016-09-24: Color Run Fun

2016-09-23: Skipped my morning run today to take my best friend Tucker Buddy for a walk

2016-09-23: Bedhead Boo… #30daysofboo

2016-09-21: Wordless Wednesday 09/21 *Dark clouds over downtown Boston (June 2012, Boston, MA)*

2016-09-18: Taking flight

2016-09-18: Wheelbarrow Boo… #30DaysofBoo

2016-09-16: Reflecting on a Strange Week A little over a week ago I was not feeling like myself, in fact, my muscles were sore like I just …

2016-09-14: Windblown Boo… #30DaysofBoo

2016-09-14: Wordless Wednesday 09/14 *Looking down from one of the many edges at Machu Picchu to the Urubamba River below (December 2007, …

2016-09-13: Construction Boo…

2016-09-12: Peek-a-BOO in a bag…

2016-09-12: Do Schools Kill Creativity? *via Do Schools Kill Creativity? | Sir Ken Robinson | TED Talks - YouTube.* Seeing how school has …

2016-09-11: Runaway Bride Boo…

2016-09-10: Sliding Boo…

2016-09-09: Fancy Boo…

2016-09-08: Guitar Boo..

2016-09-07: Bunny Boo and all her personality

2016-09-07: Wordless Wednesday 09/07 *Early morning reflections over the water (August 2015, Round Lake Park, Eden Prairie, MN)* …

2016-09-06: Our pre-teen pretending to text her family/friends about preschool… and so it begins.

2016-09-05: One last hoorah exploring the city before school #walkersummer2017

2016-09-04: Not a bad way to spend a Sunday afternoon… Reading books to this one in the hammock …

2016-08-31: Wordless Wednesday 08/31 *Fish and Dolphins land-bound (August 2015, Yu Garden, Shanghai, China)*

2016-08-30: Our adventure wasn’t all boring as we found a new park and bakery 😀

2016-08-30: The girls and had a little adventure this afternoon as we went on a long walk to pick up my Jeep …

2016-08-30: Watch The Spring - 10 years of charity: water The Spring from charity: water on Vimeo. via Watch The Spring - a film by charity: water | charity: …

2016-08-24: Wordless Wednesday 08/24 *Dark morning run on an overgrown trail (August 2016, Eden Prairie, MN)*

2016-08-19: Had a great day at the Iowa State Fair

2016-08-17: Wordless Wednesday 08/17 *Fluffy Clouds over a field of Corn (July 2015, Ollie, IA)*

2016-08-11: Finding Your Tribe I was listening to the Intentionally Wandering Podcast by Jeff Sandquist last week and it really …

2016-08-10: Wordless Wednesday 08/10 *Olympic Spirit (August 2016 My own artwork for an upcoming Olympic Party)*

2016-08-08: How to make work-life balance work via Nigel Marsh: How to make work-life balance work | TED Talk | TED.com I stumbled upon this older …

2016-08-05: Having a fun afternoon hanging out with my better half

2016-08-03: Wordless Wednesday 08/03 *Lifting the Fog in the morning hours (August 2016, Lotus Lake, Eden Praire, MN)*

2016-08-03: Neon Fever Dream by Eliot Peper Neon Fever Dream by Eliot Peper (@EliotPeper) was a really good page turner that once I finally …

2016-07-29: I got worked on my morning run today as I had a visitor

2016-07-27: Wordless Wednesday 07/27 *Powerful Minnehaha Falls slowly/continuously cutting through the limestone (July 2016, Minnehaha …

2016-07-22: Family Friday Adventures: Sixth stop for some afternoon Ice Cream to cool off

2016-07-22: Family Friday Adventures: Fifth stop walking around the falls

2016-07-22: Family Friday Adventures: Fourth stop, finding a big bunny

2016-07-22: Family Friday Adventures: Third stop lunch

2016-07-22: Family Friday Adventures: Second stop book store for the kids

2016-07-22: Family Friday Adventures: First stop for breakfast and Coffee

2016-07-21: Summer Writing Inspiration I was on a good streak for a while there, at least it was a good streak for me. Then June came and …

2016-07-20: Wordless Wednesday 07/20 *Fresh snowfall covering the tree branches (March 2016, Eden Prairie, MN)*

2016-07-18: We found a nice overlook to stop for a snack on our bike ride yesterday.

2016-07-18: Went on a long bike ride with these two yesterday and found some great trails near by.

2016-07-17: Family adventure Saturday (adults only): Twins vs Indians where we got rained on but still had a …

2016-07-17: Family adventure Saturday: Second stop Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store, which was a huge hit …

2016-07-17: Family adventure Saturday: First stop Tommy’s Malt Shop which was a hit for everyone.

2016-07-16: I can see where these girls are going to spend the rest of the summer…

2016-07-13: Add your own caption as to what the Boo is thinking here…

2016-07-13: Wordless Wednesday 07/13 *Waves crashing against the shore below Pemaquid Point Lighthouse (July 2004, Bristol, ME)*

2016-07-11: Early morning run through the wooded trail less traveled… #peaceful

2016-07-10: Watching Annie Jr with the whole family today

2016-07-08: The Boo is taking a page from Mommy and just relaxing tonight after dinner.

2016-07-06: Wordless Wednesday 07/06 *Rushing Minnehaha Creek from the historic Edina Mills Site (July 2016, Edina Mills Site, Edina, …

2016-07-01: Looks like I may have lost another @uspondhockey hat….

2016-06-30: June Reflections It has been a really crazy past couple of weeks probably month as I look back and I am still trying …

2016-06-29: Wordless Wednesday 06/29 *Early morning sunrise over the trees (June 2016, Eden Prairie, MN)*

2016-06-24: Early morning run with the sun rising and the moon still showing

2016-06-22: Wordless Wednesday 06/22 *Rushing water over Sand Creek Falls (July 2014, Lagoon Park, Jordan, MN)*

2016-06-08: Wordless Wednesday 06/08 *Clouds rolling in over the mountains tops (December 2007, somewhere between Cusco and Machu Picchu, …

2016-06-02: Happy 7th Birthday!

2016-05-31: She needs no introduction….The Boo….

2016-05-31: The More of Less by Joshua Becker It has been more than three weeks since I have finished the book titled The More of Less: Finding …

2016-05-28: Had a great time last night catching up with this guy in the wine country of Waconia

2016-05-28: Beautiful and quiet morning today on the trail

2016-05-27: Second stop tonight..

2016-05-27: Date night with this lady as we tour the vineyards of Waconia.

2016-05-27: Had a great lunch today with this kid!

2016-05-27: Very rainy walk to meet my son for lunch today at school but well worth it.

2016-05-26: Everything is a Remix: Star Wars Edition I really can’t say enough great things about Kirby Ferguson’s work as I have written …

2016-05-25: Wordless Wednesday 05/25 Somewhere over the rainbow..... *(June 2015 Flagstaff, AZ)*

2016-05-19: Can you really tell if a kid is lying? via Kang Lee: Can you really tell if a kid is lying? | TED Talk | TED.com If you have kids you will …

2016-05-18: Wordless Wednesday 05/18 *Light shining through the clouds on a long drive*

2016-05-13: Good way to start a Friday and I think these two agree.

2016-05-08: Happy Mother’s Day to my amazing wife! Kids were super excited to give her breakfast in bed.

2016-05-06: Congratulations and Thanks! A “little” side project that some of you know about, Blogging Meetup (formerly Bloggers …

2016-05-03: Very peaceful early morning run around the lake

2016-05-02: Broken wheelbarrow.. The Boo doesn’t like to waste so she has repurposed it.

2016-04-29: Busy week for this kid.. Music Concert and Star of the Week. So proud of him and it is time to …

2016-04-29: What’s success anyway? - Chris Sacca Seeing how it is getting close to that time of year again for College Graduations, it reminded me of …

2016-04-28: Early morning run in the rain.

2016-04-26: Girls were doing some “homework” tonight

2016-04-24: Let’s go Wild

2016-04-24: Let’s go Wild!

2016-04-23: Popcorn and Movie night for the kids

2016-04-23: Went on an afternoon run while the big kids biked. Thankful for the uphills so I could catch up to …

2016-04-23: Fun morning at the Zoo

2016-04-22: Quote of the Week - 04/18 “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” - Dr. …

2016-04-22: Running this morning was very peaceful with a nice view of the moon.

2016-04-20: Wordless Wednesday 04/20 **Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe**

2016-04-19: Posting Frequencies, Schedules and Drafts Lately, I have not been finding the time to write much on here or even remember to post something …

2016-04-16: Happy Birthday to my amazing wife today!

2016-04-13: Wordless Wednesday 04/13

2016-04-10: Mommy and The Boo swinging at the park this afternoon

2016-04-09: Dinner with the girls last night.

2016-03-30: One of those days trilogy I stumbled across these videos a while back and forgot to share them as they are really amazing, …

2016-03-28: #Run3rd It was one of those perfect nights outside earlier this week when the moon was really bright making …

2016-03-24: Thirty-Five My thirty-fifth birthday has finally come after what has been a unique year, to say the least. I am …

2016-03-21: Someone is not quite ready for summer yet

2016-03-21: Beautiful night for a long run under the light of the moon

2016-03-17: A Brother Jogging I was telling my wife last night about how running at night sometimes plays tricks with your mind. …

2016-03-14: Peaceful outside tonight for my late night run.

2016-03-10: Bliss is... *Picture from the Superior Hiking Trail North of Grand Marais, Minnesota on August 2004* It is funny …

2016-03-08: Podcasts from January/February Now in the second week of March (playing catch up), I thought I would give a quick list of some …

2016-03-04: Conference Call in Real Life As I have been in what seems like a day full of meetings today, of which most were conference calls, …

2016-03-03: Running to Refocus Here it was 9:30 pm at night and I was just going to quickly finish writing a blog post I had …

2016-02-26: Hobbies and Side Projects Can someone have too many hobbies or side projects? That is the question I have been pondering over …

2016-02-24: Community - Bloggers Meetup I have been in a couple Blogging 101 courses over the last couple of years and I have enjoyed them …

2016-02-23: A simple way to break a bad habit by Judson Brewer I saw this Inc. article last night by Shana Lebowitz called “This TED Speaker Has Revealed the …

2016-02-19: Power of the Habit I finally got around to catching up on some blogs and podcasts that I listen to late last week and I …

2016-02-16: News Apps and Email Newsletters As I was reading my email last night everything became clear just as Jason Calacanis laid out in his …

2016-02-15: Ice is clean… Who is up for skating?

2016-02-15: Sometimes you have to ask I am not one of those people to ask others for things. Specifically, in my career I am good at what …

2016-02-13: Not a bad way to spend the afternoon. Go Wild! #mnwild

2016-02-12: Quote of the Week - 02.12.16 “You weren’t born to just pay bills and die." My wife sent me this quote the other …

2016-02-10: Good night to smooth out the ice…

2016-02-09: Back to Running Yep, I was the person outside in Minnesota on January 9 when it was -4 degrees running around the …

2016-02-06: Not sure what that face is all about.. We might need to watch this one.

2016-02-06: Nothing makes family day better for this crew than a trip to the cupcake shop

2016-02-03: There really is some ice under all that snow.. I might need a Pond Crew to help fix this.

2016-01-31: Kids enjoyed the sunny day on Lake Nokomis watching the @uspondhockey Championships

2016-01-31: Beautiful day on the pond watching the @uspondhockey Championship with the kids for a little bit.

2016-01-29: Had a great time helping and watching hockey today @uspondhockey

2016-01-24: This Girl was having a blast outside on the ice and in the snow today.

2016-01-24: Never seem to have enough @uspondhockey Pond Crew hats as they are kid favorites.

2016-01-24: Having an early morning breakfast with Baby Girl as everyone else is sleeping..

2016-01-22: She might be feeling under the weather but makes sure she is still fashionable..

2016-01-20: Watch out Big Sister! There is a new Sheriff in town….

2016-01-18: A big box is just fun for all ages..

2016-01-16: Full rink this afternoon as the kids (and parents) braved the cold…

2016-01-15: Love his priorities after school today.. I am just glad I had a helper.

2016-01-08: Quote of the Week - 01.08.2016 This quote works perfectly for me as I end the first week in 2016. I know everyone has probably …

2016-01-07: Not a bad night for a short run outside..

2016-01-03: These kids were really making me work hard this afternoon

2016-01-02: Not sure when these kids will come back inside…

2015-12-24: These two wanted to sleep on the floor tonight in hopes to hear Santa… By the looks of it …

2015-12-18: That is a good looking backyard rink now that we have ICE! (again)

2015-12-17: Someone had fun building a Gingerbread house at Scouts tonight

2015-12-13: Everyone had a great time watching Charlie Brown Christmas today at Stages

2015-12-13: Can’t believe it was 8 years ago today that we visited Machu Picchu

2015-12-03: Now you can Explore Machu Picchu With Google Street View you can now visit Machu Picchu and walk around just as you were there in …

2015-12-02: Where the Heck is Matt? - Kickstarter I stumbled across a video of Matt’s a couple years back and at that time posted about the …

2015-11-28: Nice clear looking sheet of ice so far.. Stay cold MN!

2015-11-23: Fooding the rink tonight with my helper (appropriate attire of course @uspondhockey)

2015-11-23: Busy evening outside with my little helper

2015-11-19: To think a year ago today I was skating in the backyard….

2015-11-18: Exclusive STAR WARZ Merch Revealed...By Topher Grace! Just ran across this today and I had to post it as it is a very well done skit with with Topher …

2015-11-14: Ready for winter? Do you think we jumped the gun with our afternoon project?

2015-11-13: Having a fun day hanging out with this kid today

2015-10-30: Someone seems to be feeling much better now

2015-10-28: Early morning flying…

2015-10-18: Morning sunrise today after our camp out last night.

2015-10-18: We made sure to stay warm camping outside last night.

2015-10-16: Huge thanks to people I know @sportngin for the awesome gear! Much appreciated, keep up the great …

2015-10-14: Can’t believe it has been 9 years already and it has been a great journey so far.

2015-10-10: Having fun at the Park

2015-10-10: Kids had a great time picking out pumpkins today

2015-10-04: Family fun at the Orchards

2015-10-04: Just being silly with Little Girl…

2015-10-03: Baby Girl!

2015-10-03: I think she enjoyed the final part of her 1 yo pictures today.

2015-09-30: These two were ready to hit the Ice tonight.

2015-09-24: Everything is a Remix Remastered and Kickstarter I can’t believe I missed the announcement that Everything is a Remix by Kirby Ferguson was …

2015-09-17: This kid is super excited for all the Hockey gear he got by signing up to play this year.

2015-09-13: Had some big helpers grocery shopping this morning.

2015-09-08: Somehow we found time to bike, play hockey (of course) and take a couple more pictures for Mommy …

2015-09-08: Happy first day of school to this excited First Grader!

2015-09-08: Having a special first day of First Grade breakfast with this kid

2015-08-29: The older cousins had a really fun time at the Twins game last night.

2015-08-23: Super excited that this kid ditched his training wheels today!

2015-08-23: Great morning in the cul-de-sac with the kids as they rode around. Also, Brecken is now training …

2015-08-21: Brother and Sister having fun in a car that might be too small for them.

2015-08-16: Thanks for a great time Seattle… Time to head home.

2015-08-15: Hanging out with the Happy Couple

2015-08-15: Congrats to Brent and Michael! We are excited to share in your special day.

2015-08-15: Second wedding event of the day: Enjoying a tour of Seattle and Lake Union on a Duck Boat.

2015-08-15: Time for the wedding festivities to start.. 1st stop ceremony on the Steamboat Virginia V

2015-08-14: Seems fitting that it is raining today.. Glad we made the most of it yesterday.

2015-08-14: Checking out the Underground of Seattle this morning.

2015-08-13: Time to go flying again but this time with the lovely @aprilgottwalker… Wow it is early, see …

2015-08-09: Nothing beats a little neighborhood hockey game in the cul-de-sac

2015-08-08: Been a fun hour in Japan (really nice airport with comfy seats).. Now homeward bound!

2015-08-07: It’s been fun China, next stop Japan for a quick layover.

2015-08-07: Enjoying a last cup of coffee in Shanghai before flying again

2015-08-06: Time to start back tracking across China. It’s been fun Shenzhen (this airport is really …

2015-08-05: I really don’t understand how a coffee shop isn’t open before 8am. Just doesn’t …

2015-08-05: "Uncommon Stock: Exit Strategy" by Eliot Peper The final book in the Uncommon Stock series hit the shelves on July 29, 2015 and if you were like me …

2015-08-04: Time to go exploring.. I won’t stick out too much, what do you think @uspondhockey?

2015-08-02: So why am I doing this again? This isn’t going to be the post you are expecting for an introduction as I am really going to …

2015-08-02: After a long day of traveling I finally made it to Shanghai

2015-08-01: Looks like my flying companions for are getting read to strap in for the flight.

2015-07-31: Looks like a couple munchkins added some items tonight for my trip.

2015-07-28: Girls watching Big Brother at soccer practice tonight

2015-07-24: Sometimes you have to stop and take time for tea

2015-07-23: The Tiny Dancer finished her week of Frozen Dance Camp

2015-07-18: At the races tonight the kids had fun riding on the back of the car again

2015-07-15: The Big kids were so excited to use their scooters again on our walk tonight.

2015-07-15: 10 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings I am working on a couple other posts but this one I have had in my draft folder for some time and I …

2015-07-10: Stephen Colbert and Jerry Seinfeld I am a big fan of Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, it probably is because I am a fan of Jerry …

2015-07-09: How long do you help out a previous employer? At what point is it unreasonable for a previous employer to continue asking questions of you? I was …

2015-07-07: All house projects are not created equal - Replacing interior Doors Replacing interior doors in your house should not be a hard task to accomplish. Just measure the …

2015-07-03: Made some more progress on the deck today.

2015-06-26: Time for some coffee this morning before flying. Hotel was pretty cool too.

2015-06-25: Might be 4k miles away but can still joke around with the kids…

2015-06-24: The view from the hotel not to bad at all. Makes you feel like you are way out in the country.

2015-06-18: Everyone appears to be excited as they head out at 7am this morning.

2015-06-17: Check out this excited Junior Pilot from our flight last night.

2015-06-16: Baby Girl checking out the scenery on the flight home

2015-06-16: Who let this baby crawl all over the back of my seat…

2015-06-16: Waiting to fly home and taking over the PHX airport.

2015-06-14: Brother and sister picture before our “Big” hike.

2015-06-13: Cheers to Vacation!

2015-06-12: Little Girl having some Ice Cream with Papa.. Thanks Great Grandma!

2015-06-12: Afternoon root beer float to share.. #vacation

2015-06-12: Lazy day starting off with a late pancake breakfast

2015-06-11: Little Girl living on the edge

2015-06-06: This view will do for the next week.

2015-06-05: These kids are ready to fly.. See you soon PHX.

2015-06-04: Last day of Kindergarten for this guy. Still can’t believe it myself.

2015-06-02: Happy Birthday Brecken! Can’t believe you are 6 now and finishing your Kindergarten year.

2015-05-26: Mysterious package arrived with some really cool @USPondHockey swag. Now to hide the hat so my son …

2015-05-15: Sisters hanging out

2015-05-15: My co-worker for the day is getting some messages sent

2015-05-13: Took a long walk to enjoy the weather tonight.

2015-05-10: Happy Mother’s Day to my mom. Thanks for everything!

2015-05-10: Happy Mother’s Day to my beautiful wife that keeps order to this crazy bunch.

2015-04-27: Had fun eating lunch at school with B today.

2015-04-27: Went to hear the Super Scholar of the Week share stories with his class about the stuff he brought …

2015-04-20: John Oliver talking about Patents Trolls “At least trolls actually do something” - John Oliver Really good clip from John Oliver …

2015-04-19: Let’s go Twins! First MLB game for the kids.

2015-04-19: Generation Photo

2015-04-19: Finally meeting Great Grandma Walker yesterday.

2015-04-18: Breakfast and then to the Library this morning with the big kids.

2015-04-17: My date for tonight

2015-04-16: Happy Birthday to my beautiful wife April!

2015-04-15: Big Sister gave me a break for a while and pulled her little sister around.

2015-04-15: Girls getting a short wagon ride tonight

2015-04-11: Taking a nap in Big Brother’s arms this morning

2015-04-05: Spent some of the day putting this together for the kids.

2015-03-28: Great day hanging out with friends and cheering on the Iowa Wild

2015-03-21: The backyard rink may have melted but that doesn’t seem to phase these MN kids..

2015-03-21: Baby Girl is enjoying all the action of her first Wild game

2015-03-21: The whole crew is here to cheer on the Wild today!

2015-03-19: TEDx Talk about how to sound smart in your TEDx Talk If you only have a couple min to spare today it will be time will spent by watching this brilliant …

2015-03-18: "Uncommon Stock: Power Play" by Eliot Peper Finally got around to putting some real thoughts into the book I read a while back called “Uncommon …

2015-03-09: The Girls reading books together last night

2015-03-08: This week is going to finish it off by looking at the weather.. It’s been fun, till next …

2015-02-25: Thoughts on Medium For the last couple of months, I have been more interested in Medium as some of the writers/bloggers …

2015-02-23: Another picture from the other night. Look closely as someone is trying to sneak some popcorn.

2015-02-21: Girls hanging out tonight

2015-02-18: We enjoy just watching people play any kind of hockey but it is even more fun when you know someone …

2015-02-08: Great Grandma and Baby Girl hanging out last weekend

2015-02-07: Perfect way to end the day with some skating. The Kids made us work hard.

2015-02-03: How to Find Fulfilling Work From the title of this video you are probably thinking you have read a number of articles about how …

2015-02-02: Fort building on a Monday night… Why not?!

2015-02-02: Quote of the Week - 02.02.15 "To the world you may be just one person, but to one person, you may be the world." - Brandi Snyder …

2015-01-25: Who can be unhappy with waking up early to this happy face.

2015-01-24: Quote of the Week - 01.24.15 “It may be some comfort to know that these toddlers don’t really want to drive us …

2015-01-22: Playing a little hockey in the dark before dinner

2015-01-22: The crew was shoveling off the ice after school today.

2015-01-18: Happy 3rd Birthday Little Girl!

2015-01-17: He was very excited to get his picture taken with cousin Erik after the game.

2015-01-17: Had fun watching some @uspondhockey games with my little man this afternoon.

2015-01-15: Nice view of downtown but wish we weren’t seeing it from this exact location

2015-01-13: Speedrun: Back to the Future I in 60 seconds This video is actually a little dated now but I just stumbled across it and figured I would share. …

2015-01-11: Pre-dinner activity tonight.

2015-01-10: Perfect book to be reading this time of year. However, I don’t think I am getting my hat back.

2015-01-09: Quote of the Week - 01.09.2015 “You’re either the author of your own book or a character is someone …

2015-01-02: Since family members were getting frustrated with Brecken winning in checkers all the time, I …

2015-01-02: Not sure how or if I am going to be able to get him off the ice today.

2014-12-31: Working on a little math this morning by adding and dividing up $2.40.

2014-12-29: Had a great time catching up with @brentdime over breakfast

2014-12-29: Decided to take a detour and catch up with a friend from out of town for Breakfast this morning

2014-12-25: Enjoying a couple min of quiet time this morning before the kids wake up and find out what Santa …

2014-12-14: Anyone up for some outdoor hockey today? Just make sure you dress appropriately as there might be …

2014-12-13: Great day for a run today.. But a sad day for my backyard rink and the ones I ran by. Sorry …

2014-12-13: Wonder what Christmas treats theses bakers are going to make today

2014-12-09: Letting the big girl wear herself down before the afternoon

2014-12-07: Slept in this morning but we were still out on the ice by 9am. Then I almost had to drag him off the …

2014-12-07: Game night with Grandma and Grandpa

2014-12-06: Both up on skates today practicing on the backyard pond.

2014-12-05: Big kids went to the Wild game with Grandma and Grandpa tonight… So this is what Dad and I …

2014-12-05: Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Finally it is ready for use after a slight mistake during …

2014-12-05: Quote of the Week - 12.05.2014 "Happiness is not the absence of problems, it's the ability to deal with them." - Steve Maraboli …

2014-12-05: Catching up on some reading this morning while drinking the newest @bluebottleroast

2014-12-02: Watching the girls for a couple hours this morning, I don’t even think they need my help.

2014-11-29: Getting ready for a ride

2014-11-29: Bumper Car fun

2014-11-28: Hanging out with Baby Girl while watching some football

2014-11-27: Quote of the Week - 11.28.2014 "Never let the things you WANT make you forget the things you HAVE."

2014-11-22: Hanging out with their little sister this morning.

2014-11-21: Quote of the Week - 11.21.2014 "Life isn't about finding yourself. Life's about creating yourself." - George Bernard Shaw This …

2014-11-20: 'One Man's Loss' by Philip Sansom ONE MAN'S LOSS from Phil Sansom on Vimeo. via 'One Man's Loss' by Philip Sansom I know last …

2014-11-17: Technology and Games to promote learning for all Students I can’t believe I missed the video below as it practically happened in my own backyard. …

2014-11-16: Fun time at the Wild game tonight and glad they grabbed the win.

2014-11-14: Quote of the Week - 11.14.2014 “Just chuck it in the fuck it bucket and move on.” - A. Wise Person Hat tip: Paul …

2014-11-13: "Sleep Your Way to the Top" by Jane Miller This is a very long overdue post about a book I read titled “Sleep your way to the Top (and other …

2014-11-12: Get cold out, time to flood the rink. In the appropriate attire of course @uspondhockey

2014-11-12: The Season is upon us... The weather is finally turning cold in Minnesota and that means that people are starting to think of …

2014-11-09: The rink is up and tarp is down. Now we wait…

2014-11-08: It is almost that time of year. Had some little helpers help set out the boards today.

2014-11-06: Rain didn’t stop me from getting my late night run in last night

2014-11-05: 'The Black Hole' by Philip Sansom and Olly Williams via ‘The Black Hole’ by Philip Sansom & Olly Williams. Pretty funny video short I …

2014-11-04: WordPress.com or WordPress.org and why? I have never really thought it mattered to me as I have had a blog for a couple years but have never …

2014-11-04: Starting from the Beginning.. In a hope to continue to jump-start my writing on this blog I decided to sign up for a Blogging 101 …

2014-11-01: Little Girl was super excited to have a friend at gymnastics today

2014-10-29: Kids being busy

2014-10-26: Big Sister reading books to Little Sister before bed tonight

2014-10-26: Enjoying the nice weather today

2014-10-25: Little Girl helping me feed Baby Girl this morning

2014-10-23: All three kids get to hang out again

2014-10-23: What a great day to be outside for an afternoon run

2014-10-19: Gretchen’s new friend lays close and watches over her as she naps

2014-10-19: I really like this picture of Little Girl. Also, thanks to my parents for taking our kids to the …

2014-10-19: Finishing last min homework assignments. Reading on a bench and under the tree. Glad we had a bench …

2014-10-18: Baby girl and I catching up on the news this morning.

2014-10-17: Big Sister and Big Brother are excited to show baby Gretchen Clarabelle off

2014-10-17: Hanging out with Baby Girl this morning.. She is pondering what we should do next.

2014-10-16: Had to start another pot of coffee for the nurses and I this morning #waitingonbaby

2014-10-13: She put on her Penguin Pajamas to go with her new Penguin (she loves it). Thanks again for …

2014-10-13: Now that's different If you have followed along you might have realized I have posted more often. You might have also …

2014-10-10: How I forgot to write "Just because people are giving you compliments doesn't mean that you’re doing a good job." - Jory …

2014-10-10: Now this is true trail run this morning..

2014-10-08: Little Girl was excited to go pick Brother up from the bus tonight

2014-10-08: Jerry Seinfeld's Clio Acceptance Speech What a great acceptance speech by Jerry Seinfeld’s at the 55th annual CLIO Awards. Really …

2014-10-07: Ready for winter? Really good video put together by MSP Films titled “Days of My Youth”. If you are a …

2014-10-05: Everyone is busy working on something this morning

2014-09-29: 'Johnny Express' by Kyungmin Woo Funny short animated film to start off the week. “JohnnyExpress” by Kyungmin Woo from …

2014-09-28: Nap time or something like that.

2014-09-28: Making muffins this morning with my little helper while the rest of the house was sleeping

2014-09-27: Kids are super excited on the 2-1 lead at the end of the first #mnwild

2014-09-26: Practicing Basketball tonight at the neighbors house

2014-09-26: After a busy morning already, I am ready to try my first @bluebottleroast coffee

2014-09-21: Today was a great day for a trail run

2014-09-21: Writing letters to the Grandparents early this morning. Very busy morning here as the rest of the …

2014-09-20: Mr. B and I after our 1 mile Family Fun Run this morning

2014-09-19: How The Sun Sees You Ran across this video that Matt Mullenweg’s posted a while back. It reminds me how important …

2014-09-15: What do you communicate to your audience? I actually ran across this video a while back but I am reminded of it on a weekly basis in the …

2014-09-14: Practicing her soccer moves.

2014-09-14: Fast break!

2014-09-14: Little Girl testing out her new bike with training wheels.

2014-09-13: Catch me if you can

2014-09-13: $4 train ride = 8 min of babysitting. We will take it!

2014-09-13: Hanging out at the Apple Orchard today

2014-09-11: 'The Gunfighter' by Eric Kissack Since I haven’t posted anything lately I thought I would share this Short film I ran across …

2014-09-10: Flying Kites

2014-09-05: Week 1 of Kindergarten in the books.

2014-09-04: Intense game of checkers tonight.

2014-09-02: First day of school for the Little Man.

2014-09-01: Madiana wanted her own photo shoot today

2014-09-01: “Not sure why, but that door doesn’t open” - Brecken

2014-09-01: Maternity photo shoot today

2014-08-31: Walker and Fulkerson kids having fun at the beach today

2014-08-30: Rainbow view after we waited out the rain golfing

2014-08-27: Checking out his locker and getting excited for his first day of school #MeetTheTeacher

2014-08-24: I had some help trimming bushes this afternoon

2014-08-23: Little Man is getting ready for school by looking over his supplies and sharpening his pencils today

2014-08-18: Another awesome desert by my wife @aprilgottwalker. I am not sure I can keep eating things like …

2014-08-18: Humans Need Not Apply via Humans Need Not Apply by @CGPGrey

2014-08-17: Little Girl had a very busy weekend and actually fell asleep during books tonight

2014-08-16: The Little Walker’s had a great time playing at the @TheBigWiff today.

2014-08-16: Little Walkers out in the field at the Big Wiff today.

2014-08-15: Little Girl having fun today

2014-08-12: Walk around the lake this morning with Little Girl

2014-08-10: Remodeling project Looking back I realized that in the last post I talked about how I was looking for new books to read …

2014-08-09: At the top of the Ferris Wheel with Mr. B

2014-08-09: Little Girl and I riding Swiper’s Sweeper

2014-08-09: The Little Walker’s are ready to take the field next Saturday at the Big Wiff

2014-08-09: The Summer of Cupcakes continues

2014-08-09: Getting read to watch the free family movie today

2014-08-08: So much going on in this picture I don’t even know where to start.

2014-08-07: Looks like somebody had a good day at Camp today.

2014-07-31: Reading through the local News

2014-07-31: Practicing her backhand shots tonight with big Brother. Another one is start getting hooked.

2014-07-27: The important (Fluff) parts of the bathroom are now in place. How does the artwork look?

2014-07-26: Nice day to eat outside for lunch

2014-07-26: These two woke up excited to head to the water park today

2014-07-18: Listening to some music tonight at the Keokuk County Expo tonight

2014-07-18: Our city kids waving at the cows

2014-07-17: Watching Pekin HS Baseball tonight

2014-07-17: Well maybe not for everyone.. Someone needed it a little earlier.

2014-07-17: Another afternoon sugar rush on vacation

2014-07-16: Looking for the big fish tonight after feeding them

2014-07-15: Time for the afternoon sugar rush..

2014-07-15: Surprised we made it out with only 2 bags of stuff.

2014-07-14: Always having fun running around the farm

2014-07-14: Lunch stop for the day.. April is in heaven..

2014-07-14: Sitting on the dock and feeding the fish

2014-07-14: Kids feeding the fish last night at Papa Gott’s pond

2014-07-06: I am in trouble…

2014-07-06: Glad Superman was around to help me install the new Bathroom light today

2014-07-04: These two are ready for the fireworks

2014-07-03: Seems like a fitting way to end our adventures today…. With lots of sugar.

2014-07-03: Family photo from our adventure today

2014-07-03: Checking out an Old Baseball Field

2014-07-03: Little trip to Jordan, MN today.. First stop lunch

2014-07-01: Staying up till 2am wasn’t the best idea but glad to get all the tile up

2014-06-27: Relaxing night of Biking and Basketball. Then a #HomeBrew for myself.

2014-06-26: Thanks to the dog I got a run in and was able to catch up on some news/coffee before heading to work

2014-06-25: Batting Practice

2014-06-25: Goofy Girl!

2014-06-25: No surprises here that Brecken got Great Grandma to play some hockey

2014-06-22: Enjoying a sparkling volcano brownie with Great Grandma

2014-06-21: Little Girl showing big smiles with Mommy after a picnic yesterday

2014-06-21: Big hug for Great Grandma Gott

2014-06-21: Kiddos and I at the Zoo yesterday

2014-06-15: Can’t believe that I found Moxie in Minnesota. Haven’t had it since my last trip to …

2014-06-14: We might have been a soaked family from the walk but we all got #HannahStrong tattoos on our face

2014-06-14: Trying to knock it out of the park.

2014-06-14: Reach for it… He caught it! Was practicing pop fly catches this morning.

2014-06-14: Had a great walk today in the pouring rain for the #HannahStrong event.

2014-06-13: Enjoying the great weather with dinner outside tonight

2014-06-13: Books, Books, and more Books I have been spending a lot of my spare time lately reading listening to books. So far this year I …

2014-06-12: Spider-Man showing off his new batting gloves.

2014-06-12: Someone has a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle on their arm

2014-06-11: One way to spend last Friday night at the Doctor with Little Girl. She looks real sick right?

2014-06-11: Someone was excited about passing his swim class

2014-06-11: Cool Guy

2014-06-06: Finally got around to painting the door today

2014-06-05: Busy night in the household. Kipper, Lego Movie and some School work (left to right)

2014-06-05: Boosted my @tonxcoffee delivery for this week to share with people in the office today. Hope they …

2014-06-01: Is it strange that this is the only movie (History of MN Wild) the soon to be Birthday boy wants to …

2014-05-31: Dressed for success

2014-05-29: Nice morning for an early run.

2014-05-26: Results of our painting project from the last couple days. Now it is time to relax today.

2014-05-26: One of those rare quiet mornings, no one is up yet and you can catch up on things after a busy past …

2014-05-20: Kids were busy planting some flowers this past weekend.

2014-05-20: Little Girl practicing her big soccer kicks

2014-05-20: Brother teaching Sister to throw and catch outside tonight

2014-05-11: Little Girl giving the Purple Hand chair a high five.

2014-05-11: Mommy and her kiddos..

2014-05-11: Happy Mother’s Day Mommy from your sweet little cherubs.

2014-05-11: Happy Mother’s Day Mom! Thanks for everything and always being there for me.

2014-05-09: Three watchers during my early morning run today.

2014-05-03: A boy, a dog and a big new room in the basement

2014-05-03: Letting the kids burn off some energy this morning

2014-04-30: Special package is ready to be delivered tomorrow as promised.

2014-04-28: My family is showing their support for the game tonight. Go Wild!

2014-04-24: Let’s go Wild

2014-04-20: Someone’s happy to see her purple car again

2014-04-20: Busy working on his gift from the Easter Bunny

2014-04-19: Having a good afternoon visiting the bunny

2014-04-19: Our Little Monkey

2014-04-16: Dinner for the Birthday Mom

2014-04-12: Great night for brewing and testing out the new burner.

2014-04-06: Finally got around to tearing down most of the rink. Till next year…

2014-04-06: It’s tiring work getting a chest x-Ray.

2014-04-06: In her Hospital “Princess” Gown

2014-04-04: Used this grill a couple hours ago and no snow was on the ground. #MNSpring

2014-03-30: It’s bike riding time!

2014-03-28: Who is Busy? This week has been busy. The company I work for has a 3/31 year end and seeing how I am a Finance …

2014-03-24: Birthday meal with the family.

2014-03-23: Little Girl and I eating dinner last night

2014-03-18: Getting ready to watch Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

2014-03-15: Getting high-fives from Nordy tonight at the game.

2014-03-15: Cousins were having a great time tubbing today

2014-03-14: Little Girl is doing some Friday night journaling with a pen the size of her.

2014-03-14: Haircuts for the four legged family members today.

2014-03-09: Glad for the warmer weather but unfortunately that means our days are numbered on the rink…

2014-03-05: Teacher Madiana

2014-03-05: Deviated from the normal routine today and left the house early to catch up with my son

2014-02-23: After some hard work and help we finally found the ice again.

2014-02-23: I swear there is an ice rink out there.

2014-02-21: Nice little perk working from home today. Thanks to my awesome wife for bringing me breakfast.

2014-02-16: Peek-a-boo around the Lego castle with the Princess

2014-02-14: Stop Procrastinating...!!!! Using the 'Seinfeld Strategy' If it’s a deadline, email, phone call, blogging, or working out everyone has something they …

2014-02-14: Kids making some Valentines day gifts for Mom

2014-02-12: Some serious work being done on the kids Valentines day cards for their friends.

2014-02-07: What do you want to do? “If you don’t know where you want to go it doesn’t matter what path you take, just …

2014-02-06: The kids new favorite game.

2014-02-06: Plan vs Reality Ran across this picture today and found it to be fitting with how most Plans and Planning goes …

2014-01-31: Gift from my awesome wife @aprilgottwalker last week. I am really digging the @charitywater shirts.

2014-01-31: Embracing Awkwardness “Everyone at some point has felt awkward and that must mean you are human.” I am going …

2014-01-23: Someone is very excited how the movie ended.

2014-01-22: Writing down her number guess with brother giving suggestions.

2014-01-20: The homemade Zamboni at work on the rink

2014-01-19: After a busy day yesterday these four are taking it easy watching some TV today.

2014-01-19: April and Aaron warming up by the fire

2014-01-19: More skating into the night.

2014-01-18: If you shovel it… They will come.

2014-01-17: Cold morning but I have always had fun helping out and watching @uspondhockey

2014-01-12: Brother is showing sister how it is done

2014-01-12: The whole family had skates on and where having fun on the ice this afternoon.

2014-01-07: Did a great job completing his floor puzzle

2014-01-06: My two co-workers for the day are staying warm

2013-12-31: New Years Eve movie night with the Fulkersons

2013-12-30: Silence is typically an indication that something is up

2013-12-27: Had a great time watching the @IAWild last night

2013-12-24: The cousins playing Twister together

2013-12-23: The homemade Zamboni worked well and the ice will be ready for another day.

2013-12-23: Was able to get Little Girl out on skates for the first time ever this past weekend

2013-12-22: Great having more people stop by to skate with today.

2013-12-21: The 6 year old was making me work for shots

2013-12-21: Family pickup game

2013-12-20: Good workout this morning chopping a couple big logs.. Should be good for a couple fires

2013-12-20: Great way to start the morning with my new monthly subscription to @tonxcoffee. @andrewhyde Thanks …

2013-12-18: Always fun to watch shoot outs and glad that the Wild came out with the Win

2013-12-14: Having some fun on the ice this afternoon

2013-12-12: Nice shift in tasks at the end of the day

2013-12-11: First time trying @tonxcoffee this morning and thought it was really good. Thanks for the suggestion …

2013-12-08: The Elves are busy at work again.

2013-12-07: Books and Pinterest by the fire.

2013-12-07: Santa Photo 2013. Our children might have switched places this year.

2013-12-07: Kids helping finalize some of the decorating

2013-12-06: Fire and Fondue night

2013-12-05: Something exciting about the first time skating around a rink in your own backyard. Next time I will …

2013-12-05: First time out on the Rink. Getting ready for the 2014 Olympics.

2013-12-01: Little Girl and I on our hike around the Tree Farm.

2013-12-01: Love hiking around this place and still seeing some of the Christmas trees I helped plant years ago.

2013-12-01: Brecken giving Great Grandma Cloutier a very detailed play-by-play of the Hockey game

2013-12-01: Turned on some music while making dinner tonight and this is what I found.. Watch out American Idol …

2013-11-24: Spider-Man / Captain America was outside helping fill the rink

2013-11-24: I know it is early.. But it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

2013-11-23: It’s time.. Let’s start flooding the rink!

2013-11-22: Little Girl stayed home from school today because she was sick. However, seems to be feeling a …

2013-11-17: Let’s go Wild!

2013-11-17: The boards are up and now we need some cold weather.

2013-11-16: Kids and I are taking a quick break after a busy morning at the gym and then Costco

2013-11-08: Looks like Tucker found a new seat

2013-11-07: Kids reading books by each other tonight

2013-11-05: Hello again snow can’t believe we saw you only 6 months ago.

2013-11-03: Big Brother and Little Girl are excited for there first Wild game of the season.

2013-11-03: Little Girl having her morning drink of choice, Grandma Gott’s Homemade Hot Chocolate.

2013-11-03: Project from yesterday morning

2013-10-30: Superman and his best friend Jake the Pirate

2013-10-30: Superman and his trusty sidekick Miss Captain America

2013-10-19: Nice view of the city on our walk around the lake this morning

2013-10-19: Little Girl covering her “babies” up this morning

2013-10-17: One perk of having a gas stove when the power goes off, “Hot Chocolate time!”

2013-10-17: Bedtime Fort

2013-10-14: Kids had Breakfast in Pajamas after their early morning doctors appointment

2013-10-13: The fake out and breakaway

2013-10-06: They are very into Master Chef Jr. and awaiting the results

2013-10-06: The boys are reading books this morning while the girls are still sleeping.

2013-10-05:

2013-10-05: Showing off what he built today

2013-10-05: Little Girl reading books at the Library this morning

2013-10-05: Reading books at the Library this morning

2013-10-04: Playing checkers tonight.. King Me!

2013-09-29: Catch me if you can sister…

2013-09-29: Enjoying an Apple while walking through the Orchard

2013-09-21: Kids making breakfast for us this morning

2013-09-21: Saturday morning stroll in the Park

2013-09-19: A productive Thursday night.. Reading books, Facebook, or playing games? No one knows.

2013-09-19: Our service attendant has the right idea but wrong place.

2013-09-17: Doing some “homework” tonight before bed

2013-09-17: Ready for her second Gymnastics class

2013-09-15: My little team is getting ready for the season by watching the Wild scrimmage today.

2013-09-14: Cheering on the Hawks tonight.

2013-09-14: Was impressed that he did this an that it was one of his favorites.

2013-09-14: Our little Gymnast is trying to prove us wrong after her Monday class

2013-09-14: Ready to cheer on the Hawks today.

2013-09-14: Saturday morning cartoons as I get breakfast ready. Can you tell TV is a new thing in our house?

2013-09-13: This is one way to spend a Friday night.

2013-09-09: I really like that I don’t have to carry anything into school anymore. Kids are growing up so …

2013-09-08: Playing a game by herself tonight.

2013-09-08: Board Game night! Grandparents and Great Grandma struggled to win a game of Chutes and Ladders or …

2013-09-07: Supporting @charitywater #september campaign (charitywater.org/september) and their 7th birthday …

2013-09-07: Building a Football Ring Toss this morning with his friend

2013-08-26: Photo from Saturday Date Night. Was a fun night out and always fun to eat there.

2013-08-18: Enjoying the splash pad today

2013-08-17: and now… He is drawing about Hockey. Great job!

2013-08-16: My lunch date

2013-08-11: Sliding down the slide together

2013-08-11: Doing some stretches before he kicks the ball around

2013-08-07: Brother dancing at Sisters level

2013-08-07: The flight home went well the kids rested the whole flight

2013-08-07: Watching the planes go by

2013-08-06: Some great looking News Reporters

2013-08-05: Enjoying family time on the balcony with a little view from the hotel

2013-08-05: Lunch stop

2013-08-05: Time for a Trolley ride around town

2013-08-05: The little Flower Girl dancing with the Bride

2013-08-03:

2013-08-01: Late night crafting in preparation for the wedding

2013-08-01: Perfect night for a fire

2013-08-01: Serious competition, it is not looking good for me.

2013-07-31: Gott Family game night

2013-07-31: Interesting find on the golf course today

2013-07-31: Not a bad day for golfing.

2013-07-31: Checking out the Horses with Papa

2013-07-31: My view this morning while drinking coffee

2013-07-30: Ready for the flight.

2013-07-27: Pull-ups with Mommy.

2013-07-27: Monkey see, Monkey do.

2013-07-26: Basketball anyone?

2013-07-22: Story time with the kids

2013-07-21: Leap for it!

2013-07-21: This looks like trouble and the hockey obsession continues.

2013-07-21: Having fun

2013-07-21: Driving trucks around

2013-07-21: Amusement ride for Little Girl and she loved it

2013-07-20: These ladies are ready for a night out on the town and a NKOTB concert

2013-07-20: Big helpers making some muffins for everyone this morning

2013-07-19: Hole 17..

2013-07-19: Twilight hours golfing

2013-07-19: Watching the Polar Bears

2013-07-12: Fun with shadows

2013-07-08: Great view from the hike this morning in Estes Park *Looking out from the top of [Estes …

2013-07-06: Doesn’t get old looking out and seeing Mountains in the background

2013-07-06: It’s Pig Roasting time!

2013-07-05: April and Brecken watching the fireworks over the lake last night

2013-07-05: Lighting up the lake

2013-07-01: April and Jerry sitting on the bench that is in memory of Diana.

2013-06-29: Backyard view for the weekend

2013-06-28: Having fun walking through the corn

2013-06-28: Feeding the fish this morning at the Farm

2013-06-21: Stories and Ice Cream with Grandpa

2013-06-21: Waving down the Ice Cream Truck paid off.

2013-06-21: Now that is something you don’t see everyday.. However, the kids were super excited (adults …

2013-06-15: This is the way to ride around… Have your cousins push you.

2013-06-14: Watching the storm roll in during the drive tonight

2013-06-11: Ok, he might be a little obsessed with Hockey

2013-06-08: Our little Superheroes are enjoying the party

2013-06-08: Little Girl is being a big helper to get ready for Brothers Superhero party

2013-06-06: M just relaxing having a juice box…

2013-06-02: Happy 4th Birthday today Brecken! You have grown so much over the years.

2013-06-02: Early morning coloring with Papa Gott

2013-06-01: Picture of April, Brecken, and kid sized Superman..

2013-06-01: Just some drive way golfing… 😆

2013-06-01: So maybe I wasn’t the only one up early this morning catching up on some reading.

2013-05-31: Happy Gilmore style golfing.. Of course towards a pond hockey goal.

2013-05-29: Congratulation to my Dad for receiving the 2013 Rotary Hall of Fame award today. Very proud of you …

2013-05-18: Don’t be afraid of the thunderstorms small dog Superman to the rescue

2013-05-18: Success! Little girl got her socks on all by herself.

2013-05-16: It continues inside with Hockey Guys…

2013-05-16: Might have created an addict as it is summer and he still only wants to play hockey

2013-05-12: Not sure if Brecken approves of Madiana other use of the Hockey stick

2013-05-12: Pretending to be a hockey goalie but looks more like a speed skater.

2013-05-12: Bed time stories

2013-05-12: Happy Mother’s Day Mommy!

2013-05-12: Picked up the last two Mother’s Day items early this morning

2013-05-01: She is so ready for her own Hockey stick.

2013-04-30: Very fitting shirt for the Little Princess

2013-04-29: Who is the tallest Walker cousin… Lets line up..

2013-04-29: Daycare drop off helper.

2013-04-28: Who’s up for a bike ride?

2013-04-28: Check out my wheels

2013-04-27: Tackle Mommy!

2013-04-25: Look at these moves..

2013-04-25: Finally time to bring the bike out again.

2013-04-25: Getting warmed up for the nice weather..

2013-04-24: Rainy walk around Chicago this morning.

2013-04-21: Brother and Sister cheering for the Wild together.

2013-04-21: Hello Minnesota Wild Hockey players, do you see me?

2013-04-21: Finally got his photo with Nordy.

2013-04-20: Stop number 3 of Surprise date night..

2013-04-20: Double fisting the shrimp cocktail… That’s my girl..

2013-04-20: Stop number two of the Surprise Date Night. This was our first MN date 9 yrs ago.

2013-04-20: Wine and Checkers with @aprilgottwalker

2013-04-20: Surprise date night tonight.. Here we are at the first stop.

2013-04-20: Bear Hug!

2013-04-19: Brother and Sister hanging out tonight.

2013-04-18: Did I miss some seasons here? I thought we already did this one.

2013-04-14: 6:45 is a little early to start playing board games, but how could I say no.

2013-04-02: Using big building blocks for dominos… Oops, time to start over.

2013-03-31: Happy Easter!

2013-03-29: Blue day at school today for Mr. B

2013-03-27: Brother helping Sister walking down the hall

2013-03-24: Putting her “Little People Princesses” to good use today practicing puck control

2013-03-23: Even super heroes need to sleep

2013-03-22: Tasting my first brew of a Belgium Tripel and it turned out good..

2013-03-22: Father/Son bonding while watching basketball this afternoon… As you can tell he is really …

2013-03-10: Spider-Man and his trusty sidekick are ready for action

2013-03-09: Madiana welcoming me to her princess castle

2013-03-09: Helping make lunch today

2013-03-03: Bracelet Man

2013-03-03: Family book reading

2013-02-27: After dinner playtime that April doesn’t completely agree with for the little princess.

2013-02-24: Added some more wood to the fire, for the campfire slumber party.

2013-02-23: First time skating and he loved it!

2013-02-17: Baby girl watching her first hockey game

2013-02-17: Morning drinks… Coffee and Hot Chocolate

2013-02-14: Watching hockey on Valentines Day

2013-02-13: Look at the determination as the goalie charges out.

2013-02-11: Brecken and April having too much fun web chatting tonight.

2013-02-10: Afternoon was a success.. ☃️

2013-02-10: Busy yesterday afternoon… Homebrewing 🍺

2013-02-10: The girls reading books this morning.

2013-01-29: Take your best shot brother…

2013-01-27: Big scoop… He might have been working harder than me.

2013-01-27: Face plant!

2013-01-27: She loves sledding

2013-01-26: Break in the clouds..

2013-01-23: Loving the birthday present

2013-01-21: Finished the most important project of the day.. Putting together the birthday present for little …

2013-01-21: My project for the evening

2013-01-19: Kiss from the Birthday Girl

2013-01-18: Brecken enjoying his afternoon watching Pond Hockey.

2013-01-11: Pond Hockey - Forgot we had this book but great choice for tonight’s reading

2013-01-05: Family movie night

2012-12-23: Head to Head Baseball, brings back memories and glad it still works.. Let’s Play Ball!

2012-12-15: More Lego designs

2012-12-15: Not sure who has more fun playing with Legos

2012-12-09: Snow is falling and fire is going.. Ready for a lazy Sunday with the family

2012-12-09: Had a big helper while shoveling snow this morning

2012-11-30: Not a bad way to spend a Friday cc/@aprilgottwalker

2012-11-30: First stop on a mini adventure today with @aprilgottwalker

2012-11-18: Grilling time conversations with Brecken

2012-11-17: Enjoying some ice cream tonight

2012-11-17: Trying out another batch of homebrew is a good way to end the week

2012-11-11: Building a fort this morning

2012-11-10: April reading books this morning to Baby Girl

2012-11-10: At the dentist this morning

2012-11-08: Ready to do some work Dad…

2012-11-08: Intense game of Candy Land tonight.

2012-11-04: Brecken helping me vote on Saturday

2012-10-28: Pumpkin carving/decorating is complete

2012-10-27: After a busy couple of weeks looking forward to sitting by the fire and watching a movie with …

2012-10-27: April and Brecken getting some work done this morning

2012-10-14: Hanging out with baby Girl this afternoon

2012-10-13: Picking out Pumpkins this morning

2012-10-12: Happy early Anniversary to us!

2012-10-10: Brecken loved wearing the G&R Plantation sweatshirt last weekend that I had as a kid

2012-10-06: Brother go long and I will throw it to you

2012-10-06: Ready for the Light the Night Walk

2012-10-05: Ready for a busy day at the office

2012-10-05: Holding tight to the Charmin

2012-10-03: Practicing his Hockey shots with some spectators

2012-09-30: Best friends

2012-09-29: Good way to spend a Saturday night #brewing

2012-09-29: Just so tiring being this cute

2012-09-29: Ready for her workout this morning

2012-09-28: Having some Ice Cream after dinner

2012-09-28: Now this is a hotdog

2012-09-17: Dinner time conversations and laughter

2012-09-16: Basement race track

2012-09-09: Looking out over the orchard while eating some Apple Donuts

2012-09-09: Hanging out at the Orchard today

2012-09-06: Nothing beats ending the night on the ocean

2012-09-06: Enjoying a break during my California travels

2012-09-03: White screen of death for Macs? I thought Mac’s didn’t have system failures like my PC.

2012-09-03: Hanging out at the coffee shop this morning

2012-09-01: Dogs were ready for camping out tonight

2012-09-01: Campfire, Cook-out, and Camping in the backyard tonight.

2012-08-31: Awesome! Just chipped in from 132 yards out

2012-08-31: Not a bad day to spend golfing

2012-08-30: Loving his new bike

2012-08-22: Playing Sorry tonight and getting beat

2012-08-17: Lego Butterfly

2012-08-14: Everything is a Remix

I stumbled upon Kirby Ferguson because of the TED Talk video that was posted a few days ago.  I …

2012-08-13: Time for some dinner

2012-08-09: Hanging out with Ronald McDonald

2012-08-05: The Faces of Brecken

2012-08-05: Enjoying the weather today

2012-08-03: Busy building this morning

2012-08-01: Another batch of homebrew ready to try

2012-07-21: At the Races

2012-07-20: City Hall

2012-07-19: Haven’t eaten at one of these for a long time

2012-07-15: Bottling time…

2012-07-15: At the Beach

2012-07-10: Early start to the day

2012-07-10: Where the Hell is Matt? Thanks to Andrew Hyde’s post (Where The Hell is Matt 2012) I have ran across the website …

2012-07-09: Camera Card Issues A couple weeks ago we went to the zoo and took our Cannon Digital XLR camera along as we always do …

2012-07-06: Playing in the rain

2012-07-06: Fresh Green Beans

2012-07-06: Enjoying the pool this afternoon

2012-07-04: Happy 4th of July

2012-07-03: Could get use to views like this

2012-07-01: Lunch with a view

2012-06-29: Throwing stones and watching the tide come in

2012-06-29: Let’s get Cracking

2012-06-29: Adding another photo for the most photographed #lighthouse

2012-06-28: Looking at Portland from the bay

2012-06-28: Let’s go Sea Dogs!

2012-06-28: Seafood Chili at an awesome place to eat

2012-06-28: Perfect day today

2012-06-27: Watching the boats at breakfast this morning

2012-06-26: Following the Freedom Trail

2012-06-23: Peanuts before dinner

2012-06-18: Blogging to Learn A while back I had read a blog post by Chris Dixon on Blogging to Learn, it was a short post but the …

2012-06-15: Having a good time today at the zoo

2012-06-14: Look at the size of my Rice Crisp bar!

2012-06-08: Time Lapse Video in Yosemite Here is an awesome time lapse video taken in Yosemite. Yosemite Range of Light from Shawn Reeder on …

2012-06-08: Coffee time

2012-05-28: Tucker and PJ enjoying being outside in the early morning

2012-05-28: Sunrise on a quiet morning

2012-05-26: Good pizza in a small town

2012-05-22: Visitors outside my office this morning. Quack!

2012-05-19: Time for some ribs

2012-05-19: Look a Cow!

2012-05-18: 9yr old Entrepreneur - (Replay) This is very delayed from the original airing on the Today Show but I thought I would share it again …

2012-05-17: Is it really common knowledge to clean your gas grill burner tubes on a yearly basis? Guess I …

2012-05-04: Sunset and into the storm

2012-05-02: Always nice to find Yuengling on tap

2012-05-02: Found some coffee and place to get some work done.

2012-04-28: Smiles for the Giraffe

2012-04-21: Make this day busier…

2012-04-20: Bagles for the team this morning

2012-04-11: Now that's Marketing Drama Great marketing campaign to get your point across. via Vooza

2012-04-10: Goal!

2012-04-09: Practicing his hockey skills

2012-04-08: B reading to his little sister M tonight…

2012-04-06: Smiles from the little girl

2012-04-06: First time mowing the yard this year. Can’t believe it is April 6th.

2012-04-05: Trying another new batch of homebrew

2012-04-03: B loving on his little sister M

2012-03-15: Master Bathroom Remodel I just wanted to start off again by saying this shouldn’t have taken as long as it did but it …

2012-02-20: Homebrew and Updates So it has been over a month since my last post but for good reason. My daughter (second child) was …

2012-01-16: Projects and Homebrew Two things that I have been devoting my time outside of work on these days, besides my family as …

2012-01-12: Word Press for Android Finally have found some time to download Word Press for Android on my phone in hopes that it will …

2011-12-09: Does this still work... So much for trying to keep up with this blog as you can tell from my previous posts. I guess I have …

2011-10-07: Procrastinating.... Ok, so how long has it been since I posted my “first” blog post to start this? …

2011-08-15: It is about time... It is about time I create an actual blog site. I used/use Postures for a while but realized that I …

2011-04-28: Night Photography As I have finally found time to catch up on my Google Reader information (+1000, thanks for being so …

2011-04-14: Odd Interview Questions/Brain Teasers I just ran across this article published by CNN Money titled “The most ridiculous job …

2011-04-14: Clever Accountants So I realized I have not been doing very good updating this so far. I guess things have been busy …

2011-04-07: Really this is my Fortune.....? Went out to eat the other night at Chino Latino and this was my fortune cookie…. However, …

2011-04-04: Need to Focus and thoughts.... I have realized today that it has been hard to focus on work lately as my mind has been searching …

2011-03-30: Finished Reading... Just finished reading Bad Business by Robert B. Parker… Great book if you like detective …

2011-03-30: My First Post This will be a trial to see how this actually works. I need to set my domain to forward to this but …