The Stories We Tell

People 04-02-2015 Portrait of My Little Boy

Dear William, I’ve come to accept the fact that it may be a few more years until I can expect a simple smile when I take your photo. And I realize more each day that I’ve got a ways to go in learning what it means to love you.

Places 04-01-2015 Bridge Over the Water of Leith

The Water of Leith flows out into the Firth of Forth. Admit it — you know you smiled just reading that.

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People Places 03-31-2015 Holding Back the Waves at Point Reyes

So was she channeling Gandalf the Gray, or was this more of a Moses moment? Ahh yes, just another day at the beach at Point Reyes National Seashore.

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Things 03-30-2015 99 Bottles of Root Beer

My wife and I celebrate our wedding anniversary most years by driving a few hours north to my hometown of Ashland, Oregon. Haven’t heard of it? This foothill town is just over the Oregon state line along Interstate 5. It hosts several hundred Bed and Breakfasts, Southern Oregon University, and the world-famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival. …

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Places 03-28-2015 Smartphone Saturday: Eilean Donan Castle

I take a break from blogging on Saturdays…sort of. Saturday is my day to post a simple, unedited photo from my phone for you to enjoy. Today’s photo highlights the one of the most photogenic sites in Scotland: Eilean Donan Castle. Sure the outside is spectacular, but visitors are allowed inside as well. Take my …

Places 03-27-2015 Goodness, Gracious and the Sonoma Valley Vineyard

I suppose I should think of grapes, or wine, or the beauty of California Wine Country when I see this picture. Instead, the photo makes me reflect on the most gracious woman I know. As it turns out, I married her.

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Places Things 03-26-2015 Pepsi Bottle Lids and Unpaid Royalties

I reckon that someone over at Pepsi should be paying me for this photo. Or at least send me a few bottles of the stuff. Right?

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People Places 03-25-2015 Biking the Memorial Auditorium

One of the highlights of downtown Sacramento is The Memorial Auditorium. Not only is it a beautiful example of architecture from another era, but it is a place that has birthed a lot of treasured memories. And now I’ve got a new image of the place in my mind, made more beautiful by the fall …

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