July 1997. I was visiting my parents in Texas. I was recovering from a nervous breakdown. It took four years until I reached my limit… PTSD after my sister’s death. I look happy… I was anything but. My wife stayed at home and let me go on my own. She wanted me back in one piece. She knew going to my parents for two weeks would give me time to put away things for good. …It did. The nightmares stopped after that trip. Picture by my mom..

July 1997. I was visiting my parents in Texas. I was recovering from a nervous breakdown. It took four years until I reached my limit… PTSD after my sister’s death. I look happy… I was anything but. My wife stayed at home and let me go on my own. She wanted me back in one piece. She knew going to my parents for two weeks would give me time to put away things for good. …It did. The nightmares stopped after that trip. Picture by my mom..

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Halloween 1990. My daughter hated the cow costume. I was a dead farmer. Taken by a friend.

Halloween 1990. My daughter hated the cow costume. I was a dead farmer. Taken by a friend.

My first 10 K race. Beverly, MA. 1981. After the race with my late sister, Carol. She ran the 5 K.   I ran the entire race at a 6 minute mile, I finishes 30th in my age class in just under 36 minutes. Taken by my sister, Karen.

Fuel stop. Danaus plexippus -Monarch Butterfly.

Fuel stop. Danaus plexippus -Monarch Butterfly.

Pop of color. :)

Pop of color. :)

Waving in the wind. Even “mistakes can be pretty. Asters..

Waving in the wind. Even “mistakes can be pretty. Asters..

Danaus plexippus

Danaus plexippus

Danaus plexippus
So far to go…. rest stop along the way. Monarch Butterfly. This one will end up in Georgia or Florida in twp months as long as it stays ahead of the frost.

Danaus plexippus

So far to go…. rest stop along the way. Monarch Butterfly. This one will end up in Georgia or Florida in twp months as long as it stays ahead of the frost.

Taking the plunge…

I submitted my letter of resignation at work today. This will be my last year at my current school. It is my 14th year. It’s terrifying and exhilarating. I need a new adventure. My wife is likely to go ahead in a few months. We already have a house and acreage. I have to hang on until June. In my business it takes about six months to find a job that has a good “fit”. If I start now, I can expect to be hired for next September no later than April, 2015. I’m transitioning into my next dream job. I’m going professional within two years…. Photography that is. Never too old to start something new. :)

Last shot for today.
I finally got around to visiting this building. It is on NJ 17 North between The Tic Toc Diner and the Holiday Inn in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ. It has been abandoned for a while. Locked solid, so no indoor images. It reminds of some buildings in Fallout 3.

Last shot for today.

I finally got around to visiting this building. It is on NJ 17 North between The Tic Toc Diner and the Holiday Inn in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ. It has been abandoned for a while. Locked solid, so no indoor images. It reminds of some buildings in Fallout 3.