In Memory of Ruby, our beautiful black lab: 2003-2013

Ruby at Shawnee Mission Lake - August 8, 2010
September 5, 2003 – April 16, 2013

Ruby was diagnosed with advanced stage osteosarcoma and a bone fracture on April 15, 2013. She’d been suffering from what the vet thought was arthritis and hip dysplasia for about a month. Her suffering ended on April 16, 2013. She’s gone to a happy place in the sky. She is survived by her older sister, Sage; owners’, Mike, Zack, and Garrett; and many close friends and family members. She was loved and will be missed by many.

An Event Apart – Seattle

An Event Apart - SeattleI’m all registered and ready for An Event Apart – Seattle. An Event Apart is the design conference for people who make Web sites.

It will be my first time in Seattle, so wish me luck. I’m not a fan of clouds and rain, so I’m crossing my fingers the April showers adage, doesn’t apply in Seattle.

If you’re in Seattle, let me know, so we can meet up! The conference runs April 5-7, but I’m coming to Seattle April 2, to ensure I have time to explore the city.

Photos from Washington, DC trip – December 2009

Kurt, Mike and Allen waiting for tour of Washington Monument
Kurt, Mike & Allen at Washington Monument

The Whitehouse from the top of Washington Monument
The Whitehouse viewed from top of Washington Monument

Washington Monument and clear blue sky
Washington Monument and blue skies

Me inside Washington Monument
Garrett inside Washington Monument

Inside the rotunda at the United States Capitol
Rotunda at United States Capitol

Me in front of the United States Capitol
Garrett at United States Capitol

Mike, Kurt and I at Sculpture Garden in DC
Mike, Kurt and Garrett at Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC

Labor Day 2009 – Trip to Minneapolis

Over the Labor Day weekend, Mike L. and I decided to take a last-minute road trip to Minneapolis. We had three goals for the trip.

  1. Visit my old friend Brian and meet his partner, Brandon.
  2. Purchase new bedroom furniture at Ikea.
  3. Check out Minneapolis day and night life.

Some photos from our adventures are included below.

Mike and I at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Mike is on the opposite side of the two-way mirror.

Two-way Mirror Punched Steel Hedge Labyrinth, Dan Graham (1994-1996)
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Spoonbridge and Cherry – Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen (1985-1988)
Minnapolis Sculpture Garden - Cherry

X with Columns, Sol LeWitt (1996)
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Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge, Siah Armajani (1988)
Bridge from sculpture garden in downtown Minneapolis

Downtown Minneapolis from car window
Downtown Minneapolis from car window

Me, Brian and Mike (napping) at Saloon in Minneapolis
Garrett, Brian and Mike L.