The Passing of a Shipmate

Sometimes Facebook gives you unexpected bad news.  Such was the case last week when I saw the obituary for an old shipmate, Steve Coleman.  I was lucky to serve with (and teach with) Steve at my first teaching job, Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI.  Steve graduated from Annapolis two years before I did, and… Read more The Passing of a Shipmate

Seasons Greetings

My wife and I visited the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens last night, which are decorated for the season in lights.  Our “holiday card” to all of you are the following pictures I shot last night.  I was also testing out my Christmas present – a Nikon D60: View from Visitor Center Spider Web Spiders along… Read more Seasons Greetings

Thanksgiving 2009

Linda and I will be travelling to my parent’s home in Augusta, Georgia, to spend Thanksgiving with them and my brother’s family.  Before hitting the road, it seems a good time to reflect on the meaning of this coming holiday. I have so much for which to be thankful.  First and foremost, a wonderful wife… Read more Thanksgiving 2009