Because Sometimes it’s Nice to Get a Pat on the Back

Because Sometimes it’s Nice to Get a Pat on the Back

Hi Mel, Thanks so much for your speedy reply, and for permission to use these awesome photos! I especially liked the one in the library with the "sun" glasses.  :-)       With regard to our school program, we have started a new nonprofit foundation (UnityWorks) and recently launched a pilot program in Yakima, starting with 4 schools - including Davis High.…
Even Then I Knew…

Even Then I Knew…

Hey Brian... Is this you? I am just now catching up with my Christmas cards...so I thought I would write quick note. Have been very busy the past few months and last week someone threw the OFF switch and I am as quiet as a morgue here...not necessarily a bad thing, as long as it doesn’t last too long. So…
Now and Then…Turning 60 – Part 2

Now and Then…Turning 60 – Part 2

I recently acquired my high school year book portrait taken in 1970. Back then the portrait studio made black and white prints and hand painted them, as that the norm of the day. The poor man's color portrait, as I always called them, since they were cheaper than color processes of that time. The irony is, that, if made properly,…
Looking for River Rocks

Looking for River Rocks

That was great fun yesterday. I don't know why I don't do more stuff like that more often. Thank you for introducing me to a new part of the planet. And so close too. My rocks weighed around 200 pounds... No wonder my shoulder ached. Once the sun came out of the fog, the late afternoon mountain light was very…
Turning 60

Turning 60

I recently passed my 60th birthday and have felt compelled to say something. It seems that the build up to it caused more consternation then was warranted, but never the less I thrashed around  and around that I was some how getting old. Of course I am. I thought more about my work more than anything. It seems that since…
Fresh Faces

Fresh Faces

On recent trip to Washington State University, I had the opportunity to spend the day with bright young, scholarship students and help tell their stories. It was a beautiful day in the Palouse, with big clouds and big dreams.