deep within ... our inner child is hidden

with awe and wonder ... we take pictures

with awe and wonder ... we look at pictures

seeing ... feeling

what the photographer ... what the inner child

may have seen ... may have felt

we are filled ... with joy

with enthusiasm ... with love


about us:

1939 ... born in east prussia, germany ...

... first 5 years made in heaven ...

... on a farm with all the animals ...

1945 ... start of refugee years ...

mom put in forced labor camp ...

got typhoid fever ...

traumatic separation from mom for half a year ...

escaped across the oder river ... to east germany ...

to berlin ...

to west germany ...

lived for 10 years in one room in a refugee camp ...

father returned from pow ...

1954 ... finished 7th grade ...

at 14 ... went to work ...

for the railroad ... for two years ...

at 16 ... went to work an office near the hamburg harbor ...

at 17 ... learned to sail ... about the only joy in my life ... since leaving the farm in east prussia ...

at 19 ... took a small freighter across the atlantic ...

took 2 weeks ...

arrived in norfolk virginia with 100 dollars ...

and two addresses ...

learned english from tv ...

at 20 ... got an office job at a german company in nyc ... for 1.10 an hour ...

went to riverside church in nyc ... saw a play in the church ...

fell in love with an actress that could sing and dance ...

1961 ... visited lake calhoun in minneapolis ...

1961 ... got married ... in riverside church in nyc ...

1963 ... started school where i left the 7th grade ... at the u of m in minneapolis ...

studied english humanities math physics engineering

1968 ... graduated and started at ibm in rochester mn ...

designing computers ...

volunteered at ibm,

teaching german ...

helping out the ibm explorer scouts ...

1972 ... studied short wave radio

got call letters wb0gsx ...

build radio and antennas ...

1973 ... returned to minneapolis to work for cpt corp ...

volunteered teaching ...

often one hour before work ...

one hour after work ...

german, math, physics,

engineering,

personal growth ...

nature photography ...

1977 ... designed a simple house

and build it ... with my own two hands ... in plymouth mn ... where i still live

helped raise 2 children and put them through college

1990 got separated and divorced ...

... it took many years to find the origin of my pain ...

that is when i was traumatically separated from my mom

when i was 5 years old ...

... learned to live on 300 dollars a month ...

eating oat meal fish fruits vegetables ...

wearing old cloths ...

driving old cars ...

... bicycled a lot ...


2005 ... converted an aluminum canoe into a sailboat ...

made new friends ... sailing lake calhoun

in 2006 ... we got an xboat ....

in 2007 ... we started ... giving free sailboat rides on Lake Calhoun ... 7 days a week ... from afternoon til sunset ... from May through October ...

since 2008 we have taken and posted ... some 15 000 ... sailing Lake Calhoun pictures ... portrait pictures ... and nature pictures ... for free ... to download ...

in 2010 our dreams come true ... we are grateful to Will Winter for donating a boat ... named ... magic ... ... ... the boat seats about 10 people ... with comfort ...

we are grateful to Will Winter ... for paying ... the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board ... for our 2011 buoy ... on Lake Calhoun ...

we are grateful ... to Bill Morton ... for guiding us ... from the beginning ... through lulls and storms ... with his sailing skills ... with his words and songs ...

we are grateful ... to people ... sailing with us ... telling stories ... sharing ... listening ... making music ... singing songs ...

we are grateful ... to all volunteers ... taking people ... on free sailboat rides ... ... ... helping ... getting the boat ready each afternoon ... putting the boat away at night ...

we are grateful ... to people ... that let us use their buoy on lake calhoun

we are grateful ... that each year ... we can continue ... to invite people ... visiting the sailing dock at Lake Calhoun ... to go on free sailboat rides ... without any annual membership fees ... without any strings attached ...

we are grateful ... to people ... that bring us food and water ... on hot ... on long ... summer days ...


free ... sailboat rides ... free portraits ... sailing lake calhoun

free ... sitting in a circle ... sharing ... listening ... with music in between

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we finish with what we started:

deep within our inner child is hidden

with awe and wonder we take pictures

with awe and wonder we look at pictures

seeing feeling

what the photographer what the inner child

may have seen may have felt

we are filled with joy

with enthusiasm with love