I am a writer, photographer, programmer, and dad living in Minneapolis with my wife and two dogs (while my two sons roam the world, as young people are wont to do).
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 $2.99: Pieces and fifteen other stories.
I have a trove of published and unpublished stories that I’m releasing on this site, Substack, and Medium, one every Friday evening, queued up well into June 2024. Subscribe wherever it suits you. You can also read some of these upcoming stories in this little collection currently available on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited, Melancholia: five studies in despondency. It will drop off KU in about three months so these stories can appear elsewhere, but watch for more KU releases in coming months.
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 working to cut ties to Twitter now that it’s become a toxic stew thanks to new ownership, though there are still some people there I follow who haven’t moved (and the temptation to watch a train wreck in progress is hard to resist); I’m finding Mastodon more interesting these days, where I can curate my following list without the horribly weighted algorithm pushing terrible things at me; I’m at https://mastodon.social/@mhartford for now.