Dunk tanks and Explosives

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This weekend I flew home to celebrate my nephew’s 8th birthday, complete with a mix of water sports, explosives and cotton candy. I know what you’re thinking. What else could a bunch of 8 year-old boys want, right? Right. I can take little to no credit for the party or the details because my sister handled […]

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June Photo Dump

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Because every once in a while you just need to dump…your old photos from your iPhone to make more room for new ones. Get your head out of the gutter. Geesh. Today is Canada Day so I figured what a better way to celebrate our friendly neighbors to the north but to share random photos […]

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Family Photos

I realized when I unpacked all of my frames at our new house in Florida that my photos were pretty Murphy-centric. And seeing as how there are two of us in this house, well three if you count the big hairy thing that barks at us when we sit on the couch, I thought we […]

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Farmer’s Market Strategy

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One of my favorite things to do with my mom on Saturday mornings was to head downtown to the farmer’s market and shop for produce. I love to social aspect of it, the people watching, the beautifully lined vegetables, the music. Isn’t it amazing how the things you absolutely dreaded as a child have become some […]

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Beachin’

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Yesterday we took Finn down to Venice to check out a dog beach we had heard about. And while he’s probably still mad at me for the inopportune timing of a large, salty wave that came over both of us as I attempted to get him to swim for the first time, judging by the fact that […]

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So long, farewell

It’s been a weekend of celebrations and goodbyes. Several days of toasts and surprises. I am full. Both in my heart and in my belly. And while I don’t have a lot of words today, I do have a lot of photos. Special thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate our move, my Aunt and […]

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Breaking Breck

Hello. Me again. I hope you didn’t forget me due to my short hiatus in posting. Truth is I was on vacation. And while I’m pretty dedicated to this whole blogging thing, I draw the line at vacations. First of all, chances are you aren’t on vacation at the same time as me so you probably […]

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A dog was here: Week 3

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Finn spent most of his weekend socializing with his friends in the neighborhood. The weather finally warmed up enough yesterday for us to get out and play so I took him over to a new dog park to see what all the hype was about. First of all let me explain that the dog park […]

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A dog was here: Week 2

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Thanks for coming back for week two of a dog was here, a photography series. I’d like to thank everyone for their submissions over the past week. And by everyone I mean my dad who alone has submitted enough entries to create a hybrid series I’m calling: Murfdog was here. In this series, Murf documents his life […]

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New series: A dog was here

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Sometimes I catch myself seeing life’s moments as photos, only I don’t have a camera in my hand. Have you ever had that feeling? You experience a moment and suddenly life slows down and you picture the way a picture would capture it. I’m sure the analytical folks reading have already opened a new browser […]

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