Saturday, March 25, 2017

A Man Walked Into a Bar...

And he took pictures of some great people:







Sunday, March 12, 2017

We Have a Fox for a Neighbor

For the second time in as many weeks, we've encountered a fox while walking Cody in a nature area near our home. Unlike the prior encounter, today I was armed with my camera:



Monday, February 27, 2017

A Celebration of Life

Michele and I traveled back to South Dakota recently to celebrate the extraordinary life of my stepfather.

RIP Bruce, we'll never stop missing you.

Though somber, the occasion brought together many different people from many distant places, which allowed me to capture some of them with my camera:





Sunday, February 12, 2017

Defending Planned Parenthood

Fascism has a strong foothold in America. It seeks to undermine the legitimacy of some of our great institutions, specifically those of higher education, and the court system. It also seeks to undermine the legitimacy of the press and of basic facts. And it works tirelessly to suppress the vote, and to obstruct women's access to basic health care. This movement isn't new, its been on the move for many decades, and has unfortunately gained significant strength with the election of Donald J Trump to the presidency.

Fortunately, many Americans are standing up against this movement,

An excellent example of this resistance took place yesterday in Bloomington, IL where approximately 1,000 activists gathered in support of Planned Parenthood - an organization that supplies much needed health services to millions of women across America. Among the activists was my lovely wife Michele.


You make me proud sweetheart! I wish I could have been there with you. Next time for sure.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Good Times

We've had a lot of fun over the last few days catching up with all the peeps, and taking pictures, of course;







Sunday, December 18, 2016

Brian is Back

Brian completed basic training, and has returned to central Illinois for 30 days leave. We had a small gathering of peeps last night to welcome him back, with another, much larger gathering planned for Tuesday.



More pictures coming soon.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Thanksgiving is Gone

But the memories are forever:














Saturday, November 19, 2016

Return of the Peeps

Nick arrived home yesterday for Thanksgiving break, and now today we've seen a resurgence of peeps at the house. Tonight it was Nick, Drew and their friend Kamryn that stopped by to play some cards:


We had a great evening and hope the flurry of activity continues over the next week or so.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Missouri State Visit

Drove 6 hours to see Nick and Sarah last weekend, and to stock Nick up with groceries. We also took in a movie called The Accountant, which I thought was pretty good.


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Banyan Tree




Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Pill Box


Monday, October 17, 2016

Luau







Sunday, October 16, 2016

Waikiki Beach




Saturday, October 15, 2016

Rabbit Island


Friday, October 14, 2016

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Makapuu Point Light


Friday, October 07, 2016

Monday, October 03, 2016

Turtles all the Way Down

One of our greatest experiences on our trip to Hawaii was swimming with and photographing giant sea turtles:

This was just one of many groups of sea turtles we encountered that were quietly resting on Hawaii's beaches. One larger group consisted of nearly 30 turtles:


More Hawaii pictures coming soon...

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Hawaii!!

Michele and I just returned from a two week trip to Hawaii, and it was amazing.




More pictures coming soon...

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Dolly Loves Windows

Dolly loves to sit by a window and watch the birds outside: