Friday, June 25, 2010

Skip’s Graduation 5.22.10

My friend Skip completed his Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling and invited me to the graduation ceremony. One of his classmates works with a Doctor who allowed them to use his house in La Jolla for the event. It’s an amazing place overlooking the ocean and full of interesting passages and outdoor sculpture.

Skip’s parents flew in from Massachusetts for the ceremony. They were teachers and missionaries in Afghanistan where he was born and raised until he was 15. His brother recently returned from there and brought the him the Afghan cap that he wore.

It was a wonderful ceremony. Several of the faculty and students spoke about their experience working together through the learning process. Each speech was wonderfully personal, heartfelt, and meaningful. I enjoyed every word.

More of Skip’s Graduation

Tuesday, June 08, 2010


By the time the Zoo opened at 9am I was completely exhausted from the previous long days and early mornings. None of my pictures seemed to be working so I used the take-as-many-bad -pictures-as-possible approach hoping some good ones would sneak in there.