Category: Personal

With so much rain, it’s been rather dreary; however, the flowers seem to like the situation. I decided to head out into the backyard, grab a few of them, and bring them inside to brighten the interior a bit. I’m glad that I did. They’re quite the bringers of sunshine. It’s nice to see that splash of color sitting on the dining room table. Have a great weekend!

Not Tony, but I like the shot anyway. I just finished reading Cedric’s blog post, The chip off the block. In the post he talks about his daughter’s photography and shares his obvious joy about her art as well as well as sharing a few pictures. If you’ve not read it, it’s certainly worth a stop by to read about it. After reading his post, I thought about my two guys. Neither is interested in photography, particularly, or any other…

I’ve been to Mexico a few times. I stay in Cancun, many years ago, about a week. I’ve crossed the border a time or two, and I stayed in San Miguel de Allende, back in March. Each time that I went, I knew a tiny bit more of Spanish. For years, I’ve been saying to myself that I was going to learn another language. This year, starting in January, I finally committed to it. I’m learning Spanish, or should I…

Half a lifetime ago, for him. 10+ years ago (2003) At some time around 8:00 AM on Friday, June 12th, in Dallas, TX, a little bundle of joy came into my life. I think that this is the earliest that he’s ever been awake. Sure, he’s seen 8:00 AM before, but it was after staying up all night, surely not from waking up, voluntarily. Over the years, I’ve watched him grow, mature. I’ve seen him play all manner of sports:…

As a kid I used to raid my mother’s cupboard and plant all manner of things: beans, popcorn, any type of seed. I just liked to see things grow, I suppose. I decided to plant a few things this year, so I went over to Home Depot, got a little planter box, some soil, and made plans. I told my neighbor, Reesa, about it, and she donated 4 tomato plants. I planted them, along with one cilantro plant, and the…

Saturday afternoon, in Charleston, SC, was warm, sunny, and breezy. Vanessa and I were walking around, taking in the sights. Of course, we had to stop by Hyman’s for lunch and, as usual, it was outstanding. Yes! I got the Crispy Flounder – what I always get. Why mess up a good thing? After a great lunch, it was time for a walk. First, we encountered The Man in White. He would stand perfectly still, holding his guitar at the…

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