Hello and welcome to my blog where I share a bit from my heart while highlighting a photo or two.  I hope there may be a word that encourages you or even makes you laugh a bit today.  Many topics are around memories and things we can all relate to.  Thank you for checking in and I'm looking forward to sharing with you more in the future.  

 

Freedom

July 17, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
One of the great events in our area every year is the Plano Balloon Festival. Each year, they invite hordes of photographers to take photos of the balloons by giving them a field pass which allows them to get right under them as they are taking off. I decided to take them up on the offer a few years ago and was glad I did. I’d never been that clos...
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Stubbornness

July 16, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
They say that determination can take you many places. The unwillingness to waver on our dreams in pursuit of a goal that drives us beyond the average person. But, does that mean the same thing as stubbornness? I would have to say, sort of. If there’s anyone who shouldn’t talk about stubbornness, it’s probably me. The Mrs. will tell you, especially...
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Loneliness

July 15, 2018  •  1 Comment
We all feel it from time to time. That emptiness in our gut that just won’t go away. That sense that we’re alone even when people are all around us. A sadness that overcomes us when someone, or something, is no longer in our lives. In our American culture, loneliness is becoming epidemic. There are many symptoms and signs of it in our lives. It do...
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Old Friends

July 14, 2018  •  1 Comment
Today was one of those days I’ll look back on with fond memories. Why? I had a chance to spend time with an old friend who I hadn’t seen for 32 years. My friend had let me know about being in town for the weekend and the stars aligned for me to be able to meet him at a nearby park where his family would be having a picnic. After getting to the par...
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Movie Night

July 13, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Like most folks, Friday night has traditionally been both a date night and movie night. The older we get, the less we actually go to the movies and stay home instead. It’s also a good way to keep within the boundaries of our diet. Growing up, the selection of movie theatres was limited to a single small, downtown theatre called The Regent. We all...
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It's All About Perspective

July 12, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
In photography, perspective is everything. In art as well. It’s all about the point of view. At what angle, lighting, or distance are you from a subject. That’s what I love about it. Every photographer ‘sees’ what they’re going to shoot from their own personal angle. Is any given perspective the ultimate best or correct one? No, and that’s what ma...
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Newlyweds

July 11, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Back before the gray beard and facial lines, the Mrs. and I, newlyweds in December of 2000, took a trip to California to visit my sister and her family for the holidays. I thought it would be great to take her to one of those spots I used to visit near Santa Cruz where all you could hear was the wind and waves. The photo today was taken that day a...
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Pathways - Lesson Learned

July 10, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Destiny. Is there such a thing? Are we all pre-determined to do something, be something, go somewhere? It depends on who you ask. Some would say, without any hesitation, that everything in our lives has been predetermined, planned out, and meant to happen. Others say life is nothing more than a bunch of random events brought together by chance and...
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Pinewood Derby

July 09, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Isn’t it strange how some memories stick with us more than others? Usually, it’s because they tie to something deeply emotional in our lives. That doesn’t mean it must be something tragic or hurtful, just that it meant something more than just another day. One of those moments for me was when I competed in the Pinewood Derby while in the Boy Scout...
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Dreams and Visions

July 08, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Throughout my life, there have been times when I’ve had vivid dreams in full-color about things that seemed to come to pass. So much so, I asked God to take them away from me at one point. One example was the night I had a dream where I saw myself in the middle of a violent storm at sea. The ocean was raging all around me when, suddenly, it was as...
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Believe

July 07, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
It’s funny how some things seem to be reinforced in my life while shopping with the Mrs. Today was no exception. Earlier this afternoon we went downtown to take the family through some of the stores in quest of finding a ‘deal’. My job, drive the car, crack a joke or two, and stay in the back to follow the harem as they look at all of those unique...
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Hidden Wounds

July 07, 2018  •  1 Comment
Today was one of those days that started off on the wrong foot, so to speak. What I mean is that, before even having a morning walk, while closing the door after letting out the dogs, somehow, the door caught my big toenail and pulled it back enough to cause a great deal of pain and bleeding. OUCH!! After the Mrs. bandaged me up with the grandson’...
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Finger Pointing

July 05, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been at the other end of someone else’s finger plenty of times. Having been in the church and out of the church, I can clearly say that I’ve seen that finger pointing at me much more in the church that outside of it. One of the primary reasons people won’t go to church is because of that finger. No one enjoys feeli...
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The Declaration of Independence

July 04, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
In Congress, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and...
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Failure

July 03, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
It’s something we’ll all face sooner or later. It doesn’t discriminate between the poor or the rich. It has no preference of time or place. It may come when we least expect, or we may be living it right now. What is it? Failure. It’s not an easy topic to discuss, yet it’s one that has some of the most profound impact on our lives. The irony of fai...
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