I am a writer, photographer, programmer, and dad living in Minneapolis with my wife and two sons.

My book Dad’s Eye View: 52 Family Adventures in the Twin Cities is available from Minnesota Historical Society Press, at your favorite online retailers, and at bookstores and gift shops throughout the Twin Cities area (spotted as far afield as the Split Rock Lighthouse gift shop in Two Harbors).

My stories have been published in Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Packinghouse Review, Going Down Swinging, and various online journals. Here’s a nice little Kindle edition of a bunch of them, and will only set you back 99 cents: Pieces and fifteen other stories.

Once upon a time I had a photoblog, with pictures taken mostly with antique film cameras. That site has long since disappeared into the digital dustbin, though many of the pictures are still on Flickr. These days I mostly use Instagram to share pictures both mundane and interesting.

I’m also very lucky to be the Scoutmaster of the world’s greatest Boy Scout Troop, Troop 1, chartered by Minnehaha United Methodist Church. Their greatness is no fault of my own, and due entirely to the smarts, spirit, and dedication of an incredible group of young men. If you know a boy between 11 and 18 who would like to camp once a month, cook over an open fire, tie knots, and challenge the wilderness with his wits and willpower, drop by any Monday night at 6:30 PM. We’re an active, inclusive, and welcoming troop.