Sunday, April 19th, 2015

eJournal

Thanksgiving and Geocaching

Thanksgiving and Geocaching

November 28, 2014 Like most Americans, Ruben and I traveled to our families to celebrate Thanksgiving. He headed South to Brownsville and I headed North to West. My family did the typical Thanksgiving meal with a turkey and all the trimmings…but afterward, we do something different. For the past few years my parents and I have explored some nearby areas to hunt geocaches. While others were shopping... [Read more]


Liz and Vann

Liz and Vann

November 8, 2014 Guess who’s getting married? I always consider it an honor when someone asks me to take the photographs that mark the milestones in their lives. During the first week of November, Liz and Vann drove up to College Station for an engagement photo session in Aggieland. Liz happens to be a fellow Ag. On a beautiful sunny afternoon, Ruben joined me as my assistant and we took photos... [Read more]


Halloween 2014

Halloween 2014

October 31, 2014 I wanted to so something a little different this year for Halloween, so I focused my attention on making an illusion-based costume. Weeks before Halloween, I searched the Internet for ideas. Eventually, I stumbled upon the concept of making a Minion costume. Once my mind was set on the idea, I became a man on a mission. I bought a metal laundry hamper, cut the bottom out, covered... [Read more]


Aggie Pride Tailgating 2014

Aggie Pride Tailgating 2014

October 11, 2014 With the high-cost of attending college footballs games (it’s ridiculous, in my opinion) those who still want the social football experience (but can’t get a ticket) have made tailgating a very popular alternative. This season, during an official TAMU tailgating event, Aggie Pride hosted a tailgating spot for current and former GLBTQ-Aggies. We had a lot of fun seeing both new... [Read more]


Kyle Field Experience 2014

Kyle Field Experience 2014

September 6 & 13, 2014 As soon as last year’s football season ended, work began on the Kyle Field renovations. At the start of this season, the project was halfway completed. Ruben and I attended a couple of the first games, along with Liz and Vann. Kyle Field is different. I’m not sure I like that we’re (TAMU) is getting so big. At the end of this year’s lackluster season, work began... [Read more]


Fall Semester 2014

Fall Semester 2014

September 1, 2014 Since I’m writing this at the start of 2015, it will be a retrospective entry. This semester, I did something new for the department, I taught our first online studio-course. During the summer I worked on revising ARTS-310 Digital Photography into a 100% online experience. I had some misgivings about it simply because I prefer the face-to-face experience. But, it is something that... [Read more]


Teaching Award

Teaching Award

August 29, 2014 The Fall Semester started off with a bang! During our annual college meeting, representatives from the Association of Former Students give an award to an outstanding member of the faculty. I almost fell out of my chair when they called my name. This was a huge honor because it came from the students – current and former. The framed award also came with a nice little check.... [Read more]


My Battle With CSR

My Battle With CSR

August 21, 2014 Since the summer of 2008, I’ve been living with a condition called Central Serous Retinopathy (CSR). It’s something I wouldn’t wish on anyone. The disease causes fluid to build up under the retina. My first attack resulted in significant vision loss in my right eye for several months. Thankfully, I found a great retinal specialist (Dr. Kuhl) who was able to seal the leak in... [Read more]


Trains and SIGGRAPH 2014

Trains and SIGGRAPH 2014

August 7-17, 2014 Once again, it was that time of the year to make the geek pilgrimage to the ultimate visual-tech computer graphic’s conference known as SIGGRAPH. This year’s gathering took place in Vancouver for the second time. Back in 2011, Ruben accompanied me to the first Vancouver SIGGRAPH. We had a blast back then and I wish he could have accompanied me on this adventure, but he had... [Read more]