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 What Reward.. 
     ..without Risk?
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Welcome - 

Thanks for dropping by.  This site shares many personal interests. Throughout my life I maintained balance between work and pleasure with activities that included photography, writing, racing cars and bicycles, travel, exploration and learning.  Learning is truly a never ending process we must continue with passion. These photos and stories are my way of sharing stuff I hope you find as interesting as I do. Capturing images with my camera has been a life-long activity and challenge, and that challenge remains ever present - how does one capture light as seen with the eye?

Our world offers so much, and holds secrets undiscovered unless explored. Exploration of the unknown has inherent 'risks' and in the words of Hemingway: "What reward, without risk?"  Go explore and survive the risks!

Following global travels and adventures, I returned to my passion of education, teaching middle and high school. At Westminster College I participate in a monthly round-table studying cultural diversity.  My entrepreneurial endeavors remain focused on implementing life-saving technology to reduced fatalities and accidents of First Responders; Law Enforcement and Fire Fighters. I have turned to Richard Branson and Elon Musk for aid in getting the auto industry to implement this technology, developed in 2011, with the help of Fred Schwemmer, into every new automobiles that rolls off an assembly line. See for details.

My thanks to those who've shared adventures, regardless of how sensible or insane.  Photography, writing and teaching continue to be my focus; an occasionally piece being published or hung in a gallery. Back roads, and off-road travel are my current pallet for adventure and photography.  Still chasing wild horses!

I thank Hemingway and Abbey for their influence. Their escapades encouraged me to take insane risks I'd probably not taken otherwise. Though I have found myself in a corral filled with buffalo twice, I've not engaged in Pamplona's Running of the Bulls, as Papa has.  I explore unexplored canyons and draws in Utah's desert plateaus and mountains and canyons, some of which Abbey wrote. In SE Utah I roam the range chase wild horses.  When home, I enjoy my time with my grand kids who I hope grow quickly and join me chasing wild horses - figuratively and within themselves.

Material is continually added.  Links below take you to recently added material on this site.  


Short Stories & Poems
The road rolls on forever...