The fog that rolled in off Commencement Bay created a magical backdrop for exploring and photographing today. Oaks, Redwoods, Cypress, Pines, Maples, Birch Trees, Chestnuts, Red Oaks, Giant Sequoias, it was like traveling the worlds forests all within the confines of twenty seven acres. At least one...

  [Friday, August 18th, 2017, Day 18 of a 26 day, 11 flight and 4 country adventure through France, Ukraine, Russia and Spain.] Christina loved celebrating life, she lived life like it was something to be treasured, never wasted and she loved what we called "magic moments". Following...

Lighthouses have always fascinated me and I have felt drawn to them for as long as I can remember. Perhaps it is the symbol of hope that they offer to those who have drifted and lost their way. I have often dreamed of being a...

Sitting with family in Baylor’s impressive Ferrell Center, Carol and I watched Matthew, our third child, walk across the stage to receive his masters degree diploma in computer and electrical engineering with a secondary degree in mathematics. I will confess to getting a little emotional at...

Christina had an insatiable appetite for reading, she loved books with a passion, and I am grateful. One of my favorite memories was placing a pajama clad Christina on the baby seat of my bicycle. Not even old enough to walk, we rode to Taylor's book...

A few days ago I received a phone call from my son Matthew as he exited his last class at Baylor University. He acknowledged that the completion of this class capped off twenty continuous years of study and that he was now ready to take...

I've always loved flying kites. Perhaps it is the utter unpredictability of it all, the realization that I really have no control over this object that can sail so beautifully in the sky or come crashing down at any moment. Oh, I can tie a...

I loved traveling to LA this week, reuniting Carissa and Matthew before they both start semesters at their respective schools. For me, it was an opportunity to not only see Carissa whom I last said goodbye to in Annecy France, but to also continue my...

  I am so thankful to sweet Jacob today for allowing us to love on Ollie the last 2 years of this special little dogs life. Ollie was blessed beyond measure to be adopted by the kindest girl a dog could ever hope to be adopted...