MLK Day

Until 1988, I didn’t know much about Martin Luther King, Jr. Nothing was taught about him in history class (of course, no history class I was in got much further than WW2), and so it passed under my radar. In college, I had a friend named Dee Dee who suggested, since we were near Atlanta…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Some people have asked how I can stand being alone on a holiday. It’s not easy to explain. Yes, I miss my family, but I live far from all of them. West coast, Midwest, and Florida at times. It’s not always practical from a time or financial standpoint to head home for the holidays. I…

FROHLICHE WEINACHTEN!

I hope you and yours are having a wonderful Christmas! Last night, after a wonderful Christmas Eve service at my church, Ecclesia, I drove through some neighborhoods to take pictures of Christmas lights. Above are a few of many I took. Then I went uptown to take pictures of the poinsettia. I used my monopod…

I CAN SEE CHRISTMAS EVERYWHERE

A few snapshots of the season so far. And, finally, when the sun shines through some of my ornaments, the light makes it’s own constellation on my wall.

THE ADVENT WREATH EMERGENCY

Today, as I was looking around my apartment mentally planning my Christmas decor, I realized that I was without an Advent wreath, a Christmas tree skirt, and misc decorations. In a flashback to a time when Jene’ had to make us an Advent wreath in the buckle of the Bible belt, I knew I would…

A SCOOTER FOR JIMMY…

An 8 year old inquiring mind wants to know why a scooter for Jimmy is on the island of misfit toys. Of course, Google has yielded nothing close to a satisfying answer. Please post your ideas!

RESOLUTIONS

This is the time of year when everybody makes some sort of New Year’s Resolution. Well, if you expect to see mine here, you’ll be disappointed. I’m not making any. I didn’t make any last year, and 2007 was an incredible year for me. I’d like to build on my successes and triumphs, and make…

MR. CAMPOS’ YARD CHRISTMAS DISPLAY

They tell me that for many years, Mr. Campos has put up this display in the yard. You can tell by the size of his home and his neighborhood that Mr. Campos is not a man of means, yet he puts this display up as his testimony each year. He covers all aspects of Christmas,…

CONCHO RIVER CHRISTMAS DISPLAY

These images were all taken from across the river with the night snapshot feature on my camera. While it was quite cold, the wind wasn’t blowing so we walked along the river and took pictures.

HOME

Just a quick post to say we’re home. We stopped on the way home to take some pictures of the sunset. Here’s a couple… now I’m off to bed!

FROHLICHE WEINACHTEN!

Merry Christmas from West Texas! We are chillin (literally) and processing some pictures of the Christmas lights from along the Concho River and the home of Mr. Campos. Our evening started off with a wonderful candelight Christmas Eve service (I did not set anything on fire – surprise!) followed by a wonderful Italian meal prepared…

O STOCKING TREE… O STOCKING TREE…

This is my first Christmas outside of Houston in at least a decade. We’re in San Angelo and it’s bright, clear and cool here. Some of the youngins are out on a Sonic tater tot emergency, and we have various stages of relaxation going on from naps to blogging before we head out to the…