As we wage our battles, if only we could remember the peaceful relief found in the sweet surrender.

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Staying Chic

ZeynepSunglassesI had a wonderful photo shoot with Zeynep yesterday.  Originally from Turkey, Zeynep has been in the Houston area for a while.  I loved her thick red hair and her gorgeous looks so I asked her to pose for me.

She told me she hadn’t done anything like this before. She said that she isn’t very photogenic.

I think I’ve changed her mind.


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High Roller

Downtown Houston, Texas.

Downtown Houston, Texas.

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At the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Santa Fe, New Mexico

At the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Santa Fe, New Mexico

I recently toured the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  She was often accused of portraying blatant sexuality in her paintings of flowers.

What the hell are they talking about?!

(photos are allowed in the museum)

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Temperature Rising


I was challenged to create an image of something very personal – to share one of my passions.  That, in and of itself, is a tough assignment for me because I have so many things that I love. My wife. Music. Dance. Writing. Languages. Travel. Wine. Romance and Love.  It’s hard to pick just one.  They all are essential to me so… I included them all.

My instructions for this assignment included making a LARGE canvas, say, 5 foot square,  to be viewed hanging on a wall.  I had to be careful with the resolution of the images I imported so it could be printed that big.  It has to be about 75% rendered in a painterly finish. There had to be dramatic light. And it had to have one main area of focus.

The main Tango image was shot in a cafe in San Telmo in Argentina.

When I showed the final image to my wife (she’s the blonde, bottom left and top right), she loved it.  That’s better than any grade I could get on the assignment!

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A Prayer

Today, Patty and I went to River Pointe Church just south of Sugar Land. It’s probably the most culturally diverse church in America – Hispanic, Black, White, Asian, Middle Eastern, young and old- sitting together and worshipping side by side. We prayed for Charleston, an end to racism and a country cleansed of anger and hatred. In Christ’s name. Amen!

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My Suggestions

So many times I am surprised by how well God works things out in spite of my suggestions.

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