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Mosaic Church in southern California is one of the six finalists in the Doritos “Crash the Super Bowl” Commercial Contest. Three of the six will air during the big game. They did a great job, not just artistically but in execution as well. They deserve to win! I love creativity, especially with humor.


1x1.trans Remembering That Day... | Lubbock Photographer

Standing there in NYC on 9/11, stunned, not really understanding the full implications. Knowing that people were still in the buildings as we watched them fall. Knowing that I was watching people die and here I stood seemingly safe from less than a mile away. It’s strange. Still haven’t put it all together, what I feel, what I believe changes regularly. Thinking. Remembering.

1x1.trans The Craziest Weather This Lubbock Photographer Has Ever Seen

Just 45 minutes ago, I experienced the craziest weather phenomenon I’ve known. I have a bit of a background in meteorology, been in tornadoes, etc. Love studying weather. Read more…

The boat I travel in is called Surrender. My two oars are instant forgiveness and gratitude—complete gratitude for the gift of life. I am thankful for the experience of this life, for the opportunity to dance. I get angry, I get mad, but as soon as I remind myself to put my oars in the water, I forgive.

1x1.trans One Part of the Symphony | Lubbock Photographer

I serve. I do the dance I must. I plant trees, but I am not the doer of this work. I am the facilitator, the instrument. I am one part of the symphony. I know there is an overall scheme to this symphony that I cannot understand. In some way, we are each playing our own part. It is not for me to judge or criticize the life or work of another. All I know is that this is my dance. I would plant trees today even if I knew for a certainty that the world would end tomorrow.

Source: Planting Love One Tree At A Time, from Heron Dance, Issue 11

I have a bit of a meteorology background (one of about 15 zillion hobbies I pursue), by no means am I an expert but weather fascinates me. Lubbock’s weather is actually pretty predictable and earlier today it looked like we were going to have some bad weather. And… we did.

I cut short my previews schedule at the studio and headed home to let our four dogs inside. They tend to panic with this kind of weather. Read more…

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.”
-Mark Twain

1x1.trans What Travel Does | Lubbock Photographer

I like using my blog for anything that may cross my mind and I got to thinking about why I have the beliefs I do. Yes, some are probably ingrained in me since birth. Some are due to being a male. Etc….

But I find it very interesting when you can tell if a person has traveled. Mark Twain’s quote rings as true today as 140 years ago when he penned those words.

I lived in Spain for a while during college. Changed my perspective on almost everything. Simply time spent in a place and culture out of your comfort zone. I think it ought to be a requirement for high school or college to spend abroad.

That’s all. Just something I’ve been thinking about.

Here’s a video worth watching. The comedian Louis CK is on Conan and talking about how spoiled we are. Watch. Smile. Laugh. Change.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jETv3NURwLc

Just been thinking about this for a while. It’d be interesting to put percentages with each of these four loves. In my opinion, they’re in order. You almost can’t do the third without doing the first and second….

Would love to know what some of you who read my blog regularly think. Or better yet, let’s just do ‘em.

The love for equals is a human thing—of friend for friend, brother for brother. It is to love what is loving and lovely. The world smiles.

The love for the less fortunate is a beautiful thing—the love for those who suffer, for those who are poor, the sick, the failures, the unlovely. This is compassion, and it touches the heart of the world.

The love for the more fortunate is a rare thing—to love those who succeed where we fail, to rejoice without envy with those who rejoice, the love of the poor for the rich, of the black man for the white man. The world is always bewildered by its saints.

And then there is the love for the enemy—love for the one who does not love you but mocks, threatens, and inflicts pain. The tortured’s love for the torturer. This is God’s love. It conquers the world.

Source: Frederick Buechner, The Magnificent Defeat

My daughter Alex was baptized this Sunday. Words don’t do justice to what’s in a dad’s heart. So, just thought I’d share.

Posted by: In: Conversation, Fun, Journal 08 Feb 2009 1 comment

Okay, I didn’t want to publicize this but my wife did such a great job at:
1) surprising me (my real bday is February 11th, but it’d be way too obvious to try to surprise me on the actual day),
2) making a significant celebration not a downer (she’s good at that),
3) doing the little things that made it really cool (check out the picture board after the video, yes, that’s my hair in all of it’s 80′s waviness).

To top it off, the card I’m reading toward the end contains a gift certificate from her for a lil’ skydiving action (she actually found something I hadn’t experienced, yay!!).

So, I grabbed a bunch of friend’s pics from Facebook (thanks Jen & Kathy) and made a slideshow to share my special time.


1x1.trans a little bday celebration