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 What Reward.. 
     ..without Risk?
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Thanks for dropping by, Most my life I maintained balance between work and pleasure with activities such as writing, photography, racing cars, bicycles & foot races, travel, exploration and learning.  Learning, a never ending process for which I have a passion. My photos and short stories are my way of sharing stuff I hope you find interesting. Capturing images with my camera has been a life-long activity and challenge, a challenge that is ever present:  How does one capture light as seen with the eye?

Our world offers so much, and holds secrets discovered only through exploration. Exploring the unknown has inherent 'risks' and in the words of Hemingway: "What reward, without risk?"  Go explore and survive the risks!  It may surprise you what you find.

Following a successful professional career, global travels and adventures, I returned to my passion of education.  I teach middle-school at St. Vincent's Parish School.  AI participated in a monthly round-table studying cultural diversity at Westminster College.  My entrepreneurial endeavor remains focused on creating life-saving technologies that reduced fatalities and injuries of First Responders, Law Enforcement and Fire Fighters. I continue to try to get the auto industry to incorporate this technology into all new cars. Technology I conceive and had engineer Fred Schwemmer create, should be in every new automobiles that rolls off an assembly line.  See for details.  The US DOT and DOJ provided constant input for three years.  Anthony Foxx replacing Ray LaHoos as Sec. of Transportation, terminated this life-saving project.

My thanks to those who've shared adventures, regardless of how sensible or insane.  Photography, writing and teaching are my focus; Back roads, and off-road travel are my current pallets for adventure and art.  I'm still chasing wild horses!

I thank Hemingway and Abbey for their influence. Their escapades encouraged the insane risks I take. Though I've not engaged in the Running of the Bulls as Papa has, I have found myself in the midst of wild buffalo a few times.  I explore unexplored canyons and draws in Utah's desert plateaus and mountains and canyons. I roam the Colorado Plateau to literally chase wild horses.  When home, I enjoy my grand kids who I hope grow quickly and join me chasing wild horses - figuratively and literally.  The gene is already present in their spirits.

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Short Stories & Poems
The road rolls on forever...
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2019 Bonneville Salt Flats, World Lands Speed record runs