Category Archives: Heartwarming Stories
The Influence of the Chief Tecumseh Poem
You may recall sometime back we had posted about the Chief Tecumseh poem that we had become aware of from the Act of Valor movie. Well we just recently received a note from an active duty soldier that I had to share with you. Continue reading
Let’s be honest, nobody really wants to listen to your stories of what you did for your summer vacation. I am just being honest here. Once in a while you will be able to corner someone and sit them down and get them to look at your pictures. But for the most part that are just being nice. Continue reading
My the blessings of the season be with you and yours for Christmas and all yr long! Continue reading
I do not know about you, but I have always had an interest or maybe even a passion to be involved with two special types of aide organizations. The first one is the type of agency that brings clean water to small desperate communities throughout the world and the second is the type of organization or ministry that provides micro loans to tiny entrepreneurs around the world. Well World Encounter http://worldencounter.org/ is this second type of organization and I was contacted by my great friend Stephanie Gates to see if I would be the photographer for their fundraising event. I said yes in a heartbeat, even before I check my schedule. This whimsical scheduling methodology luckily even worked out for me this time so I was indeed able to go. Continue reading
Jubilee Minnesota 2011
This past weekend in Apple Valley MN, more than seventeen churches got together to attempt to lift the burden for many of those in our community that need help getting by with the normal things that many of us take for granted. Continue reading
The Beauty of North Carolina Beaches
I love the beach, it’s plain and simple. I do not think I have ever seen an ugly one. Ok, one that is polluted or something is less than attractive but even one like that still has that rugged allure to it. So now you know I love the beach. Continue reading
Would you agree with me that sometimes sales guys can have a questionable reputation? I do not know, there is just something about some of them that I can not quite put my finger on. Maybe the thing is I sense that I can not really trust some of them. I have many friends and family members that are indeed great people and great sales people so this does not implicate every single sales person but there maybe some generalizing wisdom that might be gleaned from this experience. Maybe hearing some recent conversations among sales men on the train, better known as the light rail, just maybe these conversations will give us some valid reasons for those queasy feelings in out stomach when dealing with some sales people. Continue reading
Why is Forrest Gump such a powerful movie?
My youngest son and I were going to be home all alone for the evening so we wanted to get some movies to watch. Tom Hanks was on the top of the list and both of us had Forrest Gump on our minds. We had been quoting Forrest who was quoting his ever wise mother saying “Life is like a box of Chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.” So we were so happy that the movie store had the movie in stock.
Within 5 minutes of the darn movie beginning I was crying like a baby already and through much of the movie I was moved so deeply that my son would be hearing sniffles from me. Even this morning I woke up thinking of the movie and I was moved to tears again. So that raised the question in my mind what in the world is it about that movie that is so darn powerful? What makes the movie so moving to me and a few million other viewers? It the paragraphs that follow I think I have come up with a few ideas of why the movie is so powerful for me and probably for you also. Continue reading
Memorial Day 2011 Fort Snelling National Cemetery
Remembering the Fallen, Caring for Those Left Behind. Freedom is not Free.
Image from Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis MN.
Rush Creek Golf Course : Sunset over the green Originally uploaded by !!WaynePhotoGuy. Rush Creek Golf Course : Sunset over the green Join me on FaceBook Follow me on Twitter I am shooting a project for the townplanner guys and … Continue reading
Lebanon Hills: Ski or snowshoe by candlelight Originally uploaded by !!WaynePhotoGuy. Lebanon Hills: Ski or snowshoe by candlelight I know it is spring and no longer winter and I am very happy about that, but I have not had the … Continue reading
There is something about the incredible beauty of the sunrises and sunsets in the more tropical climates. I was able to capture one incredible beauty one morning hat our resort.
Yes, a photographer is always on duty. It is tough work, but someone has to do it. ;-D
We wish you are Merry Christmas Originally uploaded by !!WaynePhotoGuy. We Wish You are Merry Christmas… And a Happy New Year Listening to: Bing Crosby: I'll be home for Christmas Ok, as you can see, I did make in out … Continue reading
What happens when a unique visual style and powerful substance come together in one coffee table sized volume?
Award-winning photographer Wayne Moran shows you the answer to that question in his inspiring first publication Eye of the Beholder (120 pp., tpb, $49.95), a collection of inspiring photographs from his newly updated portfolio of landscapes, cityscapes, architecture, nature and people.
I was given an assignment to capture the Zumbrota Minnesota Covered Bridge.
I believe this is the most interesting covered bridge in Minnesota. This set is the result of that outing.
Saturday, September 19 offered plenty of sunshine and thousands of reasons to smile. For God’s glory, Jubilee Celebration 2009 succeeded in blessing approximately 1700 people in need. Also blessed were the over 300 volunteers from 17 churches in the surrounding south metro area. Thank you to everyone who came and everyone who gave of their time, efforts and resources!
Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum Originally uploaded by !!WaynePhotoGuy. The other evening, I had the awesome opportunity to get out shooting with an up and coming photographer (Ava who does not have an active flickr account at the moment). The … Continue reading
Veterans Day 2008 Originally uploaded by !!WaynePhotoGuy. Veterans Day is an annual American holiday honoring military veterans. Both a federal holiday and a state holiday in all states, it is usually observed on November 11. Listening to: Tell My Father: … Continue reading
I think I may be like most guys in that I have a million and one acquaintances, I have a thousand and one buddies and I have a hand full of really great friends. You know the ones I mean. … Continue reading
By Bob Perks "This is your day, not his. He has his own. It is your choice whether you will permit him into your day or not and how much," I said to her. Choice. We struggle with so many … Continue reading
Two brothers once decided to dig a deep hole behind their house. As they were working, a couple of other boys stopped by to watch. "What are you doing?" asked one of the visitors. "We’re going to dig a hole … Continue reading
By Jean Vanier My heart is transformed by the smile of trust given by some people who are terribly fragile and weak. They call forth new energies from me. They seem to break down barriers and bring me a new … Continue reading
As I walked home one freezing day, I stumbled on a wallet someone had lost in the street. I picked it up and looked inside to find some identification so I could call the owner. But the wallet contained only … Continue reading