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Monday, February 8, 2016

Walk and Roll

Unknown Mami

This past weekend saw a number of fun events taking place in our little city of Sioux Falls, including Lifescapes' Walk and Roll fundraiser.

Lifescape organization provides important life enhancing services to both children and adults who have disabilities.They are a non profit organization and as such rely on the generosity of donors. As fundraisers go this one was a lot of fun for everyone. 

I'm ashamed to admit I didn't even know this event was taking place, until I was taking Lexi to work and we saw these two from the Dark Side. I suggested a photo with them would be great for her #OOTD shot. She agreed. Then she added the photo to her Instagram exclaiming that she had gone to the dark side.

I decided to go inside and check out the Walk and Roll, and I have to say everyone was having a grand time.

If you would like to learn more about this organization just click on their name and it will take you to their website. I love their organizational Vision, which is: All people are valued and respected. From everything I have seen and heard about this organization they do live up to that vision. 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016


We must teach our children to be survivors, to rise above the hate and distrust. To persevere when doors are slammed in their faces. To refuse to become a victim by accepting the ideals and views of the narrow minded bigots who would lump all men of any one race or social class together as superior or inferior, good or evil, privileged or repressed. Teach them to view their fellow man not through the clouded angry eyes of a victim but to see them individually through the eyes of reason and humanity. Only then will we experience the full joy in the complexity of humanity. These were my thoughts behind the creation of this art piece. 
Wishing all:
Peace & Prosperity

Monday, January 25, 2016

SIMC: Such Sweet Harmony

One of the joys in any city is the joy of listening to the local schools winter concert. Sure the kids are just learning but typically they work really hard and present the audience with a good program. This last week my granddaughters middle school orchestra had their winter concert and we were treated not only to the six and seventh grade concert but a mini rehearsal of the eight grades concert opening. 

Their orchestra only had one bass player and so four bass players from nearby high school agreed to join them in their concert. Two of which were former students of my granddaughter's middles school and the orchestra teacher laughingly told them "see I told you I would get you back".
The mini rehearsal was really awesome. The kids filed into the auditorium playing as they spread out in the isles around the audience. It really made me want to go watch their concert as well.
After the concert I quickly snapped this shot of my granddaughter who was in such a hurry to get back to the instrument room that I forgot to change the ISO on my camera. So to save the grainy and slightly fuzzy photo I applied a few artistic filters.

I had hoped to get out and about to share some of our city's sights this week but it was too cold and then this weekend I was just very lazy. 
Did you have a good weekend?