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  • Kim Howard – R.I.P.

    Posted on August 16th, 2014 Dirk No comments
    Kim Howard

    Kim Howard

    My sister, Kim Howard, passed away on August 6, 2014 from cancer.

    Here is her obituary and here is an audio recording of her funeral service.

  • Belly Dance

    Posted on December 3rd, 2011 Dirk No comments

    When you have children, sometimes their interests will take you places that you may have never expected. My youngest daughter took up belly dancing a few years ago. She has progressed to the point where she is now performing in public. She is a student of Davina Tribal Collective. Tonight they sponsered a belly dance show. So far it has been a wonderful evening.

    A few years ago I wouldn’t have thought that I would be spending a Saturday night watching belly dance, let alone my own daughter. It is really inspiring to see her perform with such grace and confidence.

  • New Old Camera

    Posted on January 5th, 2011 Dirk 1 comment

    Polaroid Automatic 103 Land Camera

    I like to imagine that I have some level of artistic talent, but so far it just hasn’t really surfaced. I enjoy photography but I haven’t spent alot of time with it. A new camera has come into my life that may help change that.

    The other day I was browsing through a local thrift store. If you are familar with Utah, you know of the D.I. (Deseret Industries). It is like a Salvation Army thrift store. Anyway, I found an old Polaroid Automatic 100. I remember my Grandpa having a camera like this. The price sticker on the camera was three bucks. Even if the camera was completely non-functional, it would still make a pretty cool office decoration. The camera that I found is like the Automatic 103 pictured here, but it does not have the flash attachment. Read the rest of this entry »