A look back at 2012

Because it’s been so long since I web-logged anything personal, and because this was such a memorable year, here’s a little pictorial of 2012 from Jennifer and me.

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Late January, near Kaw Point, looking for inspiration for the site we launched this year.

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Made my first visit to the new performing arts center, seen here in February. Going back to see Mahler’s 6th in a couple of weeks.

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Exploring the West Bottoms with Jenn. Between Genessee and Wyoming.

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This is my dad and I at Antioch Park circa 1981. We had a few election year disagreements, but I love and respect the man and am enjoying following in his footsteps as a father, even if I’ll probably never be quite as buff.

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Ruby and me, Antioch Park, 2012.

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First trip to Austin, for Justin and Jillian’s wedding in May.

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Our whole family did the Color Run this year at Arrowhead Stadium.

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Long exposure, 4th of July, Kansas. Willow trees by the lake.

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Jennifer started painting, at home and with the Kansas City Plein Air Coterie.

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Ruby and me above Rattlesnake Lake, Washington state.

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Rainbow over McLelland park in Joplin, MO.

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Exploring an old silo near the old family farmstead outside Eudora, KS

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Ruby learns to sit up with a giraffe from the shower my colleagues kindly threw for us.

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A boxcar was installed on the green roof of Cosentino’s Market, where I often eat lunch.

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Got on a big banjo kick this year. This is a photo Ahram took of Lee, Willie and me at a pig roast.

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This was also the first year I ever placed in the annual Magnabing Pumpkin Carving Contest (3rd).

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Ladybug and Kermit, Halloween.

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Reading with Kate Lorenz at the Raven Bookstore in Lawrence. She invited me to take part in the Big Tent reading series there, and I also got to read and contribute to group exhibits at the Paragraph Gallery and La Esquina in KCMO.

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The Wetzel ladies while visiting friends in Seattle.

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To close, a bough of rainbow colored Christmas lights shining through a condensation frosted front door.

Thank you friends, family and colleagues for a fantastic 2012, and a very happy new year.

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