Happy Holidays My Friends!

It's hard to believe as I look at the fog, that one year ago we were buried in snow. 14 inches of snow that broke a 40 year record and paralyzed our city. What a difference a year makes! As I reflect on the past year, I realize that much…

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The Heart Matters

It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons. -Johann Schiller My father was a minister, as was my grandfather and great-grandfather. I grew up in the church. Literally, I learned how to ride my bike in the church parking lot of the Church…

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Summer Madness at the Seashore

Summer hit full force in July. Today is the last day of the month and I'm still a little dazed with all that's happened the past 3 weeks. It started with a wedding on 07/07/07. Two days later, we drove to Seaside, Oregon for a week long family vacation. This…

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Happy Mother’s Day

There is nothing like a mother's love. Today we honor our mothers and let them know how much they mean to us. Moms...I hope your family got the memo that you were taking the day off, kicking back and letting the day take care of itself. I've been blessed with…

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Kansas City, Here I Come

In just a few short hours, my brother and I will be boarding a plane bound for Kansas City, Missouri. While I've enjoyed most of my adult life in the Pacific Northwest, I was born and raised in the Midwest, where I learned my work ethic and values. Something I'm…

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Happy Father’s Day!

Nothing surpasses the joy of being a father. I feel blessed having three girls call me father and quite frightened to think that someday they may all get married. On this day, set aside to honor father's and the contributions they make in the lives of their children, I wish…

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Meet Mr. Bowman

James is one of my oldest and dearest friends. It's only fitting that I post this today as he celebrates his birthday. I met James as I was traveling through college, both of us studying photography. Over the years, he's stood with me through many major life events and our…

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Family Resemblance in Vintage Photo

Recently, my father asked me to archive a bit of family history. He presented me with a large 16x20 image of my great-great grandfather, Sylvester. He's had this picture hanging on his wall for years. It's close to 100 years old and is showing signs of aging. There are watermarks…

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