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It’s Almost the Weekend

All the youngsters are excited about the weekend 🙂

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Special Visitor

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Fin and his Grandma Gaile stopped by for a visit today.



Black and White Photography Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

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Wordless Wednesday: Lake Time & Phoneography


Children Education Poverty

Children, Poverty, Education, Hope- and Smiles

children3In a certain section of the capital city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (population 3,384,569) live the poorest of the poor. Families are relegated to living among the city’s trash dumps, many begging for a living, to put food on the table. Organizations like The Berhan Yehun Project Ethiopia seek to aid the children of these families through education, medical care, food and school supplies; offering hope for a different future.

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AzebAzeb Gebretsadik, a Social Worker at The West Seventh Community Center in St. Paul, MN, left Addis Ababa at 17 with her father and four sisters. They packed their belongings and within a few weeks were on their way to Nairobi, where they lived for 18 months before making the long journey to Minnesota.

Azeb knows there are many ways to give back to the people of Ethiopia, in particular the children. One day, she would like to establish a primary and secondary school in her native country. For now, she strives to meet smaller goals through her church Action Group (Ethiopian Evangelical Church in Minnesota) – raising funds for school supplies for children in need– not unlike The Berhan Yehun Project.

If you would like to join Azeb on the first step of her journey to help some kids in  one small community within Addis Ababa, visit Azeb’s wchildren2ebpage on Crowd Rise:

Once child reached may light an entire community…and the ripples upon the water are eternal.

Friends Photography weekly photo challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside (literal interp.?)

Inside“Inside”…indoors, ‘what’s inside the box?’, ‘what’s inside the little girl with blue fingernail polish’s head’, OR- (she’s thinking) ‘What’s inside that lady’s head and why is she on the floor with us?’

Pre-photo session for a good friend’s 70th birthday party. Her grandchildren are amazing!

Children Community Photography Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

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Sawir (portrait)

The Twin Cities, and other places in Minnesota, enjoy a wealth of cultural diversity. It is my good fortune to work with several families on photo projects.

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My best friend gets married…

Gaile and I have known one another for 30 years…through thick and thin. She married the love of her life on July 5th, uniting two families. These are two of her beautiful “new” grandchildren (I tease that she is really too young!)

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Weekly Photo Challenge: World Through Your Eyes

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I am adding to this week’s challenge… In addition to the little boy in Minneapolis, this hotel in Manhattan fascinated me!