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Head in the Clouds

posted in Blog, Creation, Life in General | Monday, June 4th, 2012

This evening as the final curtain of warm sunlight was being lifted up and over the tall trees in my neighborhood, I stood in the driveway holding the handle of an extension leash while my kids’ dog, Gracie, was searching for the perfect section of grass on which to do her business. It was quiet […]


Another Ordinary Extraordinary Day

posted in Blog, Creation, Design, Life in General | Friday, April 6th, 2012

On my way to running errands this evening, while driving through the blip of shopping that makes this little stretch of Highway 124 the unofficial main street of Snellville, I pulled off on the right to snake my way between the strip buildings and the road. I passed Moe’s, the hippie version of Tex/Mex, and […]


Remembering. And Hoping Not to Forget.

posted in Blog, Poetry & Writing | Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Twenty-six years ago today (nearly half my life ago), I was in Palm Beach Gardens counting down the minutes until 11:38 am – liftoff for the space shuttle, Challenger. A group of us gathered that brisk morning under a cloudless canopy with high hopes and great visibility. Without a working radio we relied on our […]


Discovering the Chinatown Dragon

posted in Blog, Creation, Creativity, Design, Life in General, Photography | Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

I hate to exercise. And, unfortunately, it shows. Technically, I don’t hate all exercise. I like surfing and ocean water sports but those are not readily available options in Atlanta, Georgia. And whether or not those even count as exercise, the bottom line is this: (A) I sweat a lot, and (B) I hate being […]


Sin Kills

posted in Blog, Life in General | Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Yesterday afternoon, after returning from a much longer than expected meeting, Nancy and I sat down for a late lunch. That’s when we heard the helicopters circling overhead. I love helicopters, but when they’re circling over your neighborhood it’s usually not a good sign. Our house seemed to be on the outer edge of their […]


Return from LA (five miles above the deck)

posted in Blog, Creation, Life in General, Travel | Saturday, July 24th, 2010

From a window seat at 30,000 feet, I look down at the work of God and man, amazed. Scattered sun-lit clouds cast blue-black shadows on the red soil and green vegetation, neatly divided into the squares and circles of agricultural design. Tree-lined paths of water twist and squirm through the patchwork grid. Tiny white rectangles […]


Dolphins, Surfers, & the Maker of Both

posted in Blog, Creation, Poetry & Writing, Surfing/Wave Riding, Travel | Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Grabbed my camera and my Bible this morning and went for a walk on the beach. The cool breeze and the lack of humidity was a welcome change from the sweltering heat back home in Atlanta. Having grown up along the South Florida coast, I love the beach and I miss it all the time. […]


The Wedge

posted in Blog, Photography, Surfing/Wave Riding, Travel | Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Okay, right off the bat, this was THE most fun I’ve ever had watching and photographing wave riding! Ever. It even trumps yesterday when I was watching and shooting ridiculously long and perfect overhead barrels peeling down the beach at Malibu (solid second place). I’ve known about the Wedge since I was a teenager and […]


Night Walk at Vogel

posted in Blog, Creation, Design, Travel | Monday, July 5th, 2010

I went for a walk tonight. About ten o’clock, the loosely observed curfew time at Vogel State Park. I’ve been coming here since I was a small child – forty-something years now. For many summers we made the annual trek from South Florida and now it’s only a two hour drive from our home in […]


iPhone 4’s and Apple Stores

posted in Blog, Technology | Friday, June 25th, 2010

Bad week. Someone (who I trust) told me that you could get the new iPhones at an apple store starting on Thursday. Well, I don’t usually do this sort of thing but I camped out all night on Wednesday in front of my apple store to be first in line on Thursday morning. I thought […]