Are you there?

When I started this blog, I intended it to be a photo blog and nothing more than that. The events of yesterday changed my plan. Yesterday, I immediately thought of Fred Rogers: “if you look for the helpers, you’ll know that there’s hope.”  Seven helpers …

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Boiler Up!

Today is David Rothenberg’s birthday. He would be the little guy in the middle in the photo above. David is, most importantly, my nephew. A senior at Purdue University majoring in Software Engineering, David will graduate in May and begin a new job as an …

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I Am The Vine

My father-in-law, Donald L. Martz, passed away this week. It wasn’t an unexpected death, as he has been fighting a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. It has been a slow and painful battle, but he is finally at peace and will no longer suffer the …

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Skull Creek

Sitting right at the edge of Port Royal Sound in Hilton Head, Hudson’s Seafood House may be one of the best seafood restaurants on the east coast. Having eaten fresh seafood from sea to shining sea, Hudsons is a standout that is hard to beat. …

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When the fog is over

The Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday is an official day of service and celebrates the civil rights leader’s life and legacy. Signed into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, it wasn’t until 2000 that all 50 states observed it as a state holiday. On August 23, 1994, …

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13,363

It’s been a good ride. Today, 31 December 2022, is my final day of Federal employment after serving for almost 37 years. The last few weeks have made one thing very clear to me—it’s incredibly hard to step away from something you’ve been doing every …

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For Better…

30 years ago today, I was honored to have Renee accept my hand in marriage.  Throughout all of the challenges that life presents, she has remained my constant partner, a committed parent and my loving wife. It has been an amazing 30 years. Renee is …

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The Addams Family

Last night, I had the opportunity to photograph the dress rehearsal for the upcoming Sterling Playmakers production of the Addams Family. I have to admit, I was not sure about the show, as I was more of Munster fan during my childhood. Even so, while …

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Fatherhood

No. Your calendar is correct. It’s not Fathers Day. It is, however, my birthday. My lovely wife has filled me with Pakistani food and a glass of cold Aslin lager. What else can anyone ask for on their birthday? She is a saint. I’m going …

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