Thursday, January 15, 2015

Moments with Grandsons

Sleep anywhere

Getting accustomed to a new brother

Awards Assembly where my 5 yr old grandson received an 
award for excellence in Mathematics. Chip off the old block...

Newest warrior in the Frog Family.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Islamic Terrorism in France

The solution should be the same solution that someone would have in Nebraska, Wyoming, Texas or Arizona:

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Life's Little Challenges

In contemplating life (in general) it may/may not be useful to consider the hedgehog's dilemma. 

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Snow Day

I made a run to my daughter's home and took a few snapshots today around noon. The city is Murieta, California - located between Los Angeles and San Diego, CA. It normally doesn't snow here. 

Southern California kids don't usually have snow toys. I saw boogie boards (ocean), wake boards, a raft, and pool toys. Anything that will slide down a snowy hill.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Of Passing Interest

Bless their hearts.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Being a Dad

My daughter, Emilie posted this today. You can see that I've had gray hair for quite a while now. Tossing the kids on my shoulders was always one of my favorite ways to haul them from point A to point B. In the photo below, I had just returned from the First Gulf War and was wearing a SEAL t-shirt. A thirty pound girl was nothing to a 105 lbs load out.

As tough as other things are, nothing is as important as being a parent and setting the best example that I could. Nobody is perfect, but the kids always treated me as though I was.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Secret Rooms

The house that has almost everything and forgets to build a secret passage, gun room, panic room or whatever you want to call it, misses the purpose for a castle.

I always admired those paintings with the eyes that could be removed and replaced by the eyes of the 'watcher' in old movies. I think that this is where my obsession began. Every old castle movie had secret passages that were revealed as you tugged on a candle stick or removed a dusty old tome from the shelf.

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