The above is the family during an family occasion. It was the christening for my brothers’ youngest. I of course was not there because I live down here and they live up there and sometimes I cannot make it for one reason or another. I love my family they add humor and intrigue to my sometimes dull life, my 2 brothers mike and joe always seem to make me laugh mostly about stories growing up and Matt is one of the more colorful characters that I know..never short of a good story about this or that. These are the people (along with my Penelope) I share the journey of my life with. I have been and always will be a strong believer in symbolism when it comes to pictures. I love black and white photography as their is always a story to tell. This picture as I look at it tells a story of its own, my favorite people on this planet. There are a few people besides Penelope and myself that are missing..but I guess that is whats’ intriguing about life’s journey is sometimes the people you know best get off and get back on a different stops….just a quick family thought
Monthly Archives: July 2008
One of the most inspirational people that I have ever heard about or read about but never got a chance to meet died today. Randy Pausch a professor at Carnegie Mellon Univ was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2006 was the author of the Last Lecture…the most widely watched video in the history of You Tube. To me its beyond inspirational to know that you are dying and to give so much of yourself and to try and improve the human condition before you go. The docs gave him 6 mos and he lived another 2 years. I followed his progress on his website the last lecture. To me he is one of those people that you would say I would like the meet him and shake his hand. I will miss him and we never even met. He was 47. Just a quick thought.
I was sitting around the office today talking story with some of the guys I work with. Listening to some of the sea stories and telling a few of my own…I forget how much fun the last 16 yrs of my life have actually been. In 94 there was the homeport change to Hawaii where i would live for the next four years. From 94 to 97 there were a couple deployments to Japan and Diego Garcia…i remember the dets to Australia and Thailand as growing experiences…boy becomes Man type stuff…hell come to think of it…my first 4yrs in the Navy were one big party with a few daylight hours. I have been to the South Pole, and seen penguins in their natural habitat.that was really neat. Like other Sailors will say this job becomes a grind the more senior you become..but the dets, deployments and cruises to the Caribbean for some operation or another make you remember why this job is so special at times. I look forward to the time when I can hang up the blues for good, but ironically its that very same uniform that helped create funny memories of people, places and things…just a quick scrapbook thought
P.S How about the Giants trading Shockey..take care pal…