Friday, July 30, 2010


It's been four years since we took a family vacation. Last week we rented a house and hit the Jersey Shore. The house was in northern Jersey, near my old base when I was in the Coast Guard. The water was warm, the waves were perfect and the sand was white. It was also a VERY hot week; great beachin' weather. 
My Wife - Sungji

Acting on the advice of Gina Marriner I gave them all lots of kisses and hugs, even my 13 year old son who thought I was nuts, and who tried to push me away with a grin. It was a time for long, long walks on the beach with my wife, teaching my son to boogie board and finding shells with my daughter. Now back to work.


  1. what a beautiful family, you are obviously cherishing them, so marvelous, take care, Gina

  2. Your children are so cute! Looks like everyone had a great time!

  3. Thanks Gina. The vacation was all the more poignant because my wife's nieces and sister-in-law vacationed with us. We haven't seen them since last year at my brother-in-law's memorial service. He died suddenly last June. Age 42.

  4. Thanks Ces. Spent the week with Bella and her girls. Fun had by all - except my son was a bit outnumbered. A reversal for him since our house is the neighborhood "Game Stop" and every day we usually have 3 - 6 teenaged boys arguing on the couch.

  5. Ah I know that "Game Stop" deal. My poor daughter used to be outnumbered by boys but now that they are both teenagers, the girl made up by hosting parties and sleep-overs. Haha! They grow up so fast. I never tire hugging them. Your girl is so pretty!


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In many ways I think like a photographer. The image itself is becoming more and more important to me; the actual application of paint less and less. Blasphemy in some painterly circles. I choose to paint figures and portraits because I consider them the most difficult subject.