The Stories We Tell

People Places 07-31-2015 Straggler in the Redwood Forest

My son William is just a couple of years old, and he’s growing every day. But he’s got a lot of catching up to do if he ever wants to get as tall as these redwoods. As you can see from this photo, he’s also got some literal catching up to do.

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Things 07-30-2015 Seashells (Not) By the Seashore

I’m no beach bum. I can handle approximately 10.3 minutes in the sun before I start to sunburn. At the start of summer I told my doctor about our plans to visit the Big Island of Hawaii in the coming weeks. “Buy a rash guard. Long sleeves,” she said. It was more of a command than a …

Places 07-25-2015 Smartphone Saturday: Rushing River

No need for a full post today. Smartphone Saturday means you get the best unedited, simple photos from my trusty Lumia 1020 smartphone. 41 megapixels of glory! Today’s photo comes from the South Yuba River near Truckee, CA. It was my birthday, and my friend Steve and I made the 2 hour drive up the …

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People Places 07-23-2015 Snips and Snails

The heart of a little boy challenges him to climb a little higher, to dig a little deeper, and to see what is just around the bend. That drive for adventure is insatiable. It often results in mom gasping or clutching her chest in fear. Meanwhile, Dad roots for the little guy, albeit quietly so he doesn’t …

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Places 07-21-2015 A Fine Outlook

The vineyard farm building was dilapidated, and threatened to collapse at any moment. The stairs leading up to the second floor were missing no less than five steps, and the lumber used to build it had taken on the dry and darkened appearance of just about any haunted house you’ve ever seen in the movies. …

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Places 07-18-2015 Smartphone Saturday: Hapuna Beach

No time … to … type. Just posting … unedited, smartphone photo like I do … each Saturday. Gotta head … out the door! This one’s from our family trip to Hapuna Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii. Unlike most of the other beaches we visited, this one offered a bit shade. That comes …

People 07-14-2015 Going the Distance at Western Seminary

Marketing masterminds will tell you that you’ve gotta have eyes and teeth. What they mean is that your organization needs to feature photos of people with their eyes shining, and their teeth showing. Smiling is preferable. That magic combo sells stuff, and lots of it. I captured plenty of photos with eyes and teeth that …

People Places 07-11-2015 Smartphone Saturday: Arthur’s Seat

Nope. No lengthy stories for you today since today is another Smartphone Saturday. A photoblogger needs a bit of rest after all! That means I’ll leave you with an unedited photo from my trusty smartphone. This vista comes to you from the top of Arthur’s Seat — a dormant volcano in the center of Edinburgh, …

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