Sunday, December 21st, 2014

eJournal

Railroad Update: N-scale Town

Railroad Update: N-scale Town

May 20, 2014 Well, it happened again. I fell behind on posting regular eJournal updates because my attention (and time) were sidetracked (pun intended) to my model-railroading hobby. Thanks to my friend, Kyle, the set of n-scale building kits (I acquired two years ago) were finally painted. I spent a couple of weeks assembling them for the little “town” section of my layout. As soon... [Read more]


Mother’s Day 2014

Mother’s Day 2014

May 11, 2014 On a beautiful Sunday morning, I drove to central Texas, picked up my Granny from her retirement center, and then the two of us headed to my sister’s home to celebrate Mother’s Day in our hometown of West. As usual, we had a great time together and I ate more than we should have. While I was there, we took a moment to drive around West to see how much restoration progress... [Read more]


Ruben’s College Graduation #2

Ruben’s College Graduation #2

May 9, 2014 Wow, time flies! It’s hard to believe Ruben has finished his studies at the University of Texas School of Nursing. Now he’s an Orange-Aggie, or a Maroon-Longhorn. Thursday afternoon, I drove to Houston to attend his pinning ceremony (a nursing tradition). The following evening a group of us attended his commencement. A few days later, Glenn was kind enough to let me use... [Read more]


New Gym

New Gym

April 26, 2014 For the past several months, I’ve been going to a nearby 24-hour gym owned by a local company called Aerofit. I’ve been going there, biding my time for the grand opening of their new flagship facility. After months of waiting, the big day finally came. One of the co-owners is a friend of mine, and she asked me to document the opening celebration. It’s a great facility... [Read more]


My 45th Birthday!

My 45th Birthday!

April 24, 2014 When someone inquires about my age I tell them without hesitation, or I’ll ask them to guess. LOL I’m one who believes you should never complain about growing old because It beats the alternative. Thankfully, with good health, I never “feel my age.” God willing, I’ll always be young at heart. I still haven’t figured out what I want to be when... [Read more]


Easter 2014

Easter 2014

April 20, 2014 This Easter, I decided to attend the early service at my church before heading to central Texas to spend the rest of the day with family. I had mixed feelings about doing so, because it was the first time I didn’t attend the Easter service at my home-church. This year, I wanted to spend this special Sunday with my congregation, and I’m glad I did. After the service, I... [Read more]


Bullying Awareness Art Exhibit

Bullying Awareness Art Exhibit

April 3, 2014 In an effort to help bring attention to the issue of bullying, the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley and the Pride Community Center put out a call for local artists to contribute work for an exhibit. I felt inspired to create two works. Margaret’s son, Tony was the model for my first work – “Picture Day,” and Ruben posed for my second work, “Diminished... [Read more]


Houston Rodeo + Diamonds and Dirt

Houston Rodeo + Diamonds and Dirt

March 14, 2014 Yee-Haw! Rodeos come in all shapes and sizes…but the biggest and one of most elaborate occurs in Houston, Texas. This year, I drove down to H-town to attend the rodeo with Ruben, Elsa, and Travis. Thanks to Travis, we had free tickets to a set of seats close to the action. In addition to the traditional rodeo events and livestock completions, the Houston Rodeo showcases concerts... [Read more]


Home Improvement

Home Improvement

March 9, 2014 One day, when tucker was just a puppy, he was confined to the kitchen behind an child-proof gate. During a very short time, he managed to do some significant cosmetic damage to the wall. I kept procrastinating the repair work because it would have involved filling the holes, matching the wall texture, and two different paint colors. Thankfully, I came up with a better (and easier)... [Read more]