Magic Hands…

30 07 2009

Magic hands that touch the strings to make the sounds that stir the soul to write and fill the world with music. I have such wonderful friends that have taught me so much. For that I’m truly thankful. Life just wouldn’t be life without being able to play and make music with my friends.
Magic Hands


Peace, Love, and Music,


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Early Morning Austin…

19 07 2009

I had a chance to relax and get out early and went to downtown Austin – the corner of Riverside and 1st to be exact. Where you would think folks would be sleeping. Not in Austin.

Morning Run

Folks are out running and biking and excercising their dogs – it’s amazing. The photo ops are unbelievable in this beautiful city that I call home.

City Life

The photo’s I really want to share are of a Herron that spied a good fishing spot in the river. He was GORGEOUS.

Morning Phoenix

He was hopping around and acting crazy so I just started shooting. I was a lucky man for the photographs I captured.

Bird Dive

And the wonderful bird caught his breakfast with ease.

Chow Time

I continued around the park – I had an awesome time with a good friend taking all the photos I could.
In the “Leash Free Zone” a favorite past time is playing fetch with your dog. There were lots of dogs, all playing and running and jumping in to the river to retrieve tennis balls thrown by their masters.
Throw it Now

It has been one hot summer with temps over 100 but people still get out and bike and jog. There are tables set up under the bridge with ice water (which kept me going to tell the truth)

Thirst Quencher
I just don’t know how these people hustled in the heat! – But I still love central Texas. Heat and all. The people are worth it.
Speed Racer
Your Turn
So there you have it. Beautiful scenery, Beautiful people, Beautiful Music (BTW I really like Stevie Ray Vaughn):
Stevie Ray Vaughn - Austin

It’s also a perfect place for portraits. So if you’re in Austin go down to 1st and Riverside and watch the dogs fetch, the people canoe, bike and run and take some awesome photos of a beautiful place

Watch the Birdie

Downtown

Peace, Love, and City Life,


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What Next…

28 06 2009

The dreaded phone call. “Due to current economic conditions we must inform you that you will be laid off from your position with…” So, here I am turning yet another corner on the road that is my life with nothing behind me save my shadow.

Turn the Corner

I’ll miss working there. Wonderful people and work environment even when it was stressful. Unfortunately they do the same thing in Bangalor cheaper, apparently. I’m not bitter.

So what does a jack of all trades do? I’m thinking hard about it. I’m not really an “expert” at anything but I do alot of everything.

Further Down the Road
I can build a computer from spare parts; Play an average guitar; Decent photographer; Creative; Office Administrator; Former Soldier; Family Man with a big heart; Can learn anything quickly when my heart’s in it. Even fly a plane (still paying for one lesson at a time- this is going to take awhile).


So I’m throwing my resume back in to the piles of the many HR Representatives around central Texas in hopes that mine will land on top somewhere. I’m even thinking about printing some of my photographs and selling them in the local coffee shop. Ya never know.

Contemplation
So the sun sets on another day of gathering prospective employers for my assault on the workplace tomorrow. Resume work, lists, Google maps and phone numbers. I’ll be ok.

Peace, Love, and Hit the Ground Running,


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Bucket List…

24 06 2009

I saw the movie Bucket List with Jack Nicholsen and began trying to think what i would like to accomplish before I, myself, kick the bucket.
For one thing. I would like to get a motorcycle. Maybe not like the one pictured here, but a Harley would be nice.

The Fast Commute

Another item on my Bucket list would be to learn to fly. Well. I already know HOW to fly. I just want to get a Pilot License so I can do it when I want to. I love aircraft and flying.

Down Below

I also want to take a gajillion pictures (Not sure how to spell Gajillion). I love Austin, Texas. Maybe I could get a job photographing Austin. That would be awesome. Here is the Austin Skyline:

Austin Skyline

I hope you enjoy coming here. I’ll try to update it more often.

Peace, Love, and Buckets,


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Pet Peeves…

19 06 2009

Don’t get me wrong. I used to smoke 2 packs a day. But I was respectful with what I did with the butts. I never threw them on the ground or tossed them from my moving vehicle.

Such Lovely Hands

If you’ve ever been driving down the highway with the windows down because it’s a beautiful 70 degrees outside and then have a lit cigarette smack you in the arm and fly in to your back seat — then you’ll know what I mean.

If you’re going to smoke- put it out in your own ashtray – not in my truck. I HATE litter bugs.
P.S. I have not smoked since November 7, 2004 and counting. It has made my truck payment.

Peace, Love, and Ashtrays,


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Uncertainty…

7 06 2009

It seems as though there is an air of uncertainty circling my life at the present time. Fear of layoffs. Pay cuts are going in to affect soon. Outsourcing seems to be the word of the day yet I remain cautiously optimistic that everything will work out.


Around the Bend


If, for any reason, things do not work out I wonder what is around the bend for me. There is so much I’d like to do. Fly a plane. Explore photography and art. Get back in touch with my creative side. It would be cool to find work doing all of things I love. I seem to be a jack of all trades.

Which Road


I’m keeping my eyes open for opportunities. Looking for signs. Should I exit, or stay on the road I’m on? Am I even on the right road with so many to choose from?
Life is full of questions it seems. All I can give and all I can do is my best.


Peace, Love, and Art,


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