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Shawn
Minnesota
Husband, Father, Blues Guitarist, Technology Geek, Assistive Technology Specialist and a righteous dude!
Interests: Blues, Blues Music, Guitar, Blues Guitar, Technology, Photography, Travel, Minimalism, Buddhism, Nomad Living, Personal Productivity, Mindfulness
Recent Activity
Life Update: I've kept it on the down low, but I am officially in a blues band playing with some of the best Twin Cities blues players. I am not only lucky enough for that but I have looked up to these guys as my blues heroes for years and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at Shawn Wallin
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"Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness." My name is Shawn. I have been in a bit of a creative funk lately, but with a refreshed spirit and meditative mind I fully intended to return to the world. Life has thrown some... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2016 at Shawn Wallin
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21-Day Challenge: Day 4 So far I have kept up with my 21-Day Challenge but it has yet to become easy or natural as I am still craving sugar, soda pop and candy. Willpower is everything and I have been very positive throughout this experience. As you can see from... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Shawn Wallin
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21-Day Challenge: Day 3 A couple of months ago I started to practice meditation with not much dedication but over the last few weeks I have made decent effort to make it a daily ritual. Meditation is now something that I am starting to feel that I "need" on a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Shawn Wallin
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21-Day Challenge: Day 2 Today was a bit of a challenge for keeping on track but thankfully my mind pulled through. Our daughter had a birthday party to go to which also featured a swimming time which required a parent to attend. The parents of the birthday girl were perfect... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2014 at Shawn Wallin
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21-Day Challenge: Day 1 For the month of August I have decided to put my mind to a test by participating in a 21-Day Challenge. Why I decided to do this is mostly for a mindfullness challenge but also for a health benefit. Here are my goals for the next... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2014 at Shawn Wallin
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Last week I spent every morning at the end of a dock on Daggett Lake in beautiful Crosslake, Minnesota and experienced this view. Most mornings were spent practicing meditation and yoga, taking photos and recording the sounds of nature all around me and just sitting in deep thought and serenity.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Shawn Wallin
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"All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become" - Buddha Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2014 at Shawn Wallin
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Thinking of the upcoming year and feeling inspired to want to blog again on a regular basis. Life has been pretty good lately and I am feeling positive beyond belief. Life is what you make of it and 2014 will be a good year. I am planning on making this... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2013 at Shawn Wallin
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Project 365 - Day 1 For the past several years I have always wanted to start my very own Project 365 with the hopes that it would inspire me and get the creative juices flowing as daily photos document the days of my life. Well today is the day! Why... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2013 at Shawn Wallin
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I am very excited for tomorrow when I get to join my father and brother for a night Minnesota Twins game against the Los Angeles Angels. Not that the Minnesota Twins are worth seeing this year because they have been doing terrible and I haven't even watched a single game... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2012 at Shawn Wallin
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Feeling a little uninspired today with the grey skies and cool temperatures so I figured I would post something uplifting. I am in a big creative rut right now and I would love to snap out of it with some inspiration. Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2012 at Shawn Wallin
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Since I have had a lack of motivation for using my camera daily I have decided to try to get back into photo blogging by using some images from the archives. Now that I have an Apple iPhone 4S, which takes great photographs, I hope to start posting more pictures... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2012 at Shawn Wallin
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It is very hard to return to normal life after a fantastic vacation and I often find myself missing the good times spent away. This picture relects the beautiful San Diego sunset from our hotel room at the beautiful Manchester Grand Hyatt over looking the Coronado Naval Base. Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2012 at Shawn Wallin
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On our recent trip to San Diego we made the drive to Disneyland and also the Disney California Adventure Park. As we searched the park for the mystical glowing cotton candy the sun was going down as fast as the temeratures but I was able to snap a few photos... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2012 at Shawn Wallin
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It is no secret that my Project 365 is an EPIC FAIL! Oh well, there is always tomorrow but the good news is that I have been using my camera a lot more lately which was the overall goal any way. This picture is from the view of room 2170... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2012 at Shawn Wallin
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Today officially marks the kick off to my Project 365 photo project which involves taking a picture each and every day for a whole year. Part motivation to use my camera and part art project. It will be tough to stay motivated but wish me luck! Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2012 at Shawn Wallin
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Once again I am behind on my New Year's Resolutions but I do plan to kick of a Project 365 photo journal but now will start it on Sunday, January 15, 2012. To get into the mood I started playing with my light kit and a black sheet I nailed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2012 at Shawn Wallin
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As 2011 comes to and end I realize that I really did not see much live music this past year mostly due to living in the burbs away from all the clubs that host blues bands and second because I am too used to waking up early. Which means I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2011 at Shawn Wallin
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Here is another picture from the archives of my darling daughter from her first year of life. The chaos of all the toys around her and the look in her eyes telling me she has me wrapped around those beautiful eyes sums up this picture perfectly. Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2011 at Shawn Wallin
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Lately I have been feeling as if there are much bigger things going on around us that most of us fail to recognize. With 2012 being just around the corner I feel as if our world is in for a spiritual awakening of some sort. Something major, yet something that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2011 at Shawn Wallin
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One of the most moving experiences while visiting Memphis, TN had to be visiting the National Civil Rights Museum and hearing the stories told by our tour guide who literally brought almost everyone to tears. All I could think about was all the evil that men have done throughout our... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2011 at Shawn Wallin
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Two years ago I was able to take a mini-vacation to one of my favorite places in the United States, Memphis, Tennesse to visit the world famous Beale Street. The street is filled with delicious smelling food and great blues music pumping out of every restaurant and club and for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2011 at Shawn Wallin
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One of the things I love to photograph would be regular objects with a different perspective or camera view. Whenever I see a photo-blogger take an ordinary object and turn it into something special I think that is a unique art. It is what separates a good photographer from a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2011 at Shawn Wallin