My fellow Scott Randolph asked me recently, “Whats the deal with this website? Does it have a purpose?”
Damn good question, Scott. I’ve been thinking the same thing myself for months and your question forces me to put some thoughts down onto paper.
This website started with posts of kids pictures, recipes, genealogy and such but, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat and the like are faster and more fun than a blog post.
I tried turning this into a photography blog, and to jumpstart my creativity I did a 365 project. That's a project here a person takes at least one photo ever single day for a year. It certainly improved my creativity and thoughtfulness but, it also killed my desire to take any more photos. So I put the camera down for a few years.
Next, I tried turning the website into some sort of financial guide. I’ve made more than my share of investment mistakes but, now that I have a really good idea what direction to take, I’d like to share some my new found wisdom with my kids. My hope, like that of any parent, is that our kids avoid many of the mistakes we made. Unfortunately, I find writing about investments incredibly boring!
So, while my web log has turned into a cobweb log, I’ve been super busy with the wife, kids and family dog.
Skittles and I took an obedience class earlier this year. We had so much fun I’m planning on signing us up for agility classes in the fall.
Then in May I pulled out the camera gear for some family fun. Brian and Philip, my twin boys, played in a travel lacrosse team this summer. Watching the games was great fun but, even more so, I found that I love taking sports action shots!
Brianna, my daughter turned 16 in June and we took her to the Whitewater Center. Here are two of my favorite photos…
Trina and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary on June 24th. We spent a week with the kinds in the NC mountains, hiking and visiting waterfalls.
I really enjoy nature photography but, you know what, I like action in my nature photography even more!
That’s what I’ve been up to for much of the past year but, back to Scott’s original question, does this website have a purpose?