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My favorite parents.

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CJ (10) and Shyanne (13) are what’s right with American youth. Smart, personable and more independent than many adults, they are my allies for winning the future from the authoritarian busybodies.  

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46th wedding anniversary

The people who spawned me are awesome!

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Fundraiser for a friend

My neighbor Dustin is fighting a bitter custody battle against his ex-wife. He’s a good man, and a great father, trying to get his children out of an unsafe environment. The kids are everything to him. So I am helping … Continue reading

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Then and now

Awesome people.

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Father and Daughter

The father is John Young of Fighting Sheepdog. His daughter gets to be trained by a USMC graduate. The pistol is a S&W Victory .22, a very modular design. The little loop on the back is “halo” made by Tandemkross … Continue reading

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A child being seen but not heard

Smith & Wesson M&P22 with a Gemtech Outback 2. Shirts from ENDO.

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Small bore shotgun, small bore rifle

Father with Marlin 795LTR (Appleseed model) carbine. Daughter with Cavalry SX410 shotgun.

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Minnesota was much too cold

We all had to huddle together for warmth.

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The “nobody needs” fallacy

Does anyone really need old family snapshots? Pictures of your child as a baby, or of your grandparents on their honeymoon have no monetary worth and nearly no practical value. What can you do with them, besides looking every few … Continue reading

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My Favorite Navigator

My father in Prague.

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The man who taught me how to use a camera.

My father Ted Volk. Taking photos out of an art museum window in Prague. Picking on an LSD-based lifeform in Prague. (Photo by Tatyana Volk)

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Fun with social statistics

Let’s postulate a society with several identifiable ethnic groups. All other things being equal, the group with highest birth rates would be considered the poorest simply because their members would be overwhelmingly young. A 20 year old typically earns less … Continue reading

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Viridian X5L RS installed

In case of civil unrest, rioters would be well served to stay away from people with rings on their fingers. A single person might choose to retreat, but those who can’t maneuver due to kids would be more inclined to … Continue reading

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Having a great time in Minnesota

(Photo by Tatyana Volk) Today, I went to see two shows at the Minneapolis Art Institute, Edo Pop (Japanese prints and animation) and Bonjour Japon (European posters inspired by Japan). Both shows were quite interesting, I’d like to go back … Continue reading

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