In Dad’s Eye View, Hartford describes fifty-two of his family’s favorite Twin Cities spots—one for each week of the year—and dares other dads (and moms) to explore them with gusto. Shoot sparks at the Bakken Museum, track foxes along the Mississippi River gorge, climb ropes at French Regional Park, and measure your success not by the time it takes you to get in and out but by the number of questions your kids ask: How many books are in this library? Why were mills built here? Seek out adventure and savor it, with Dad’s Eye View along for inspiration.
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I am a writer and photographer living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with my wife Kelly and twin sons, Jack and Peter.
My short stories have appeared online at Small Spiral Notebook, Failbetter, and the Summerset Review, among other places, and in print in Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Ballyhoo Stories, Going Down Swinging, and Duck & Herring. My story, “Among the Moabites,” was featured on the Pseudopod podcast, episode #98. A current list of my publications can be found here.