File under memories.
  1. Yoda and Pooh
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    My spiritual advisors.
  2. Wilson
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    A copy, of course, made for a video 16 years ago.
  3. Dad's Trophy
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    1940 Men's Doubles Championship, Fergus Falls, Minnesota. The one time he won the (very small town) city tennis title.
  4. Window of Opportunity
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    For some 20 years I worked in an often windowless corporate cubicle, so my wife made me a window of opportunity to dream upon. I often joked it was painted shut. Then one day it opened.
  5. Jabba the Hut
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    Made in Sculpey clay by my then kindergarten aged son for a stop motion film he made. It has since hardened up.
  6. Totoro
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    Handmade by my daughter. Love.
  7. Ducky Bank
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    One of the first things I was ever given as a child. I've never been fondly attached to it (who gives a 4 year old a duck bank, Mom?) or have used it much or even given it much thought, but there it still is on my bookshelf.
  8. Evolve Legged Fish
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    Another subtle reminder from my cubicle dwelling years, handmade by my lovely and talented wife.
  9. Pa's Fiddle
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    A reminder of when we saw the real thing at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Homestead museum in DeSmet, South Dakota. (Fun fact that may be only interesting to me: My mom's distant relatives also homesteaded in DeSmet and likely knew Charles Ingalls when he was there in 1880s).
  10. Surfin Bird
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    A well everybody's heard about the bird. The bird is the word.
  11. Circuit Boards
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    Two most recently acquired circuit boards for future use in art projects.
  12. Old Denver Comic Con Passes
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    So much fun. Looking forward to 2016!
  13. Candlestick
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    Made by my grandfather in the 1920s.
  14. Golden Idol
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    Made by my son for his first live action film (age 11)
  15. A model of our house
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    Made by my daughter for the opening credits of one of my son's Christmas specials.
  16. Electronic football games
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    My original, still working Mattel Football I game from Christmas 1977 (?) and an updated version from Santa in 2015.
  17. Ceramic Dinosaurs
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    Made by my son, my daughter and my wife (when she was a child).
  18. A Giant's Thumb
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    From the set of one of my son's gaming-related music parody videos.
  19. Castle Ruins
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    Another film prop, made for a special effect, from styrofoam, paint and one Sonic drink cup.
  20. A raven, three dancing skeletons and a Grover Cleveland line drawing
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    Obvi
  21. My motto
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