Special thanks to Great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great grampa Rollo.(That's 34 greats) - Thanks to everyone not pictured here - Mom, my sister Barbara, all the rest of the relatives, my co-workers at VMCAD, friends at the Indians and Browns games, my new CSU rec center basketball friends, my friends on West 6th, my law clients, Facebook friends and everyone else who made 2009 special. I love you all very much and hope the next year is prosperous for all of us.
    Thanksgiving 2009
       It is that time to say thanks to 
   everyone in my life this past year.
       First, I visited the statue of my 
   famous ancestor, Rollo the Viking.
       My bird, Babe, turned 15 this year
   and my buddy, Jennie, joined the
   Coast Guard.
       I'm thankful for all my students
   and fellow instructors at the
   Academy of Court Reporting.
      I was able to see my Tampa friends, 
   Jim, Teddi and Zach Bovis (above right)
   as well at my former boss, Tom Parks.  
      Also, I played basketball with Tampa
   friends below (L-R) Chris, Zach (again)
   Richard and Alex.
      My good buddy, Johnny, bought the
   Proud Lion Pub in Tampa.
      To the left are some of my fabulous
   Virginia Marti College students.  I 
   appeciate them as well as the privilege 
   to shoot the College fashion show, also
   featuring the Virginia Marti students.
   Got to travel to see new baseball stadiums in five cities. I met a 
baseball buddy, Scott Robinson, dressed as a blind ump along with             
people and their duck umbrellas in Charleston at a West Virginia              
Power game.  While in Fargo visiting the statue of Rollo, I met zombies.  
   This annual pub crawl was well deserved by people who helped save    
that city from flooding. Pictured also is Yurendell DeCaster of the             
Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks.  Below that is future Indians star, Matt             
LaPorta, as he bats at the new Columbus (OH) Clippers stadium and              
I have new baseball neighbors in Avon - The Lake Erie Crushers.             
   As poor of a year as it has been for the Indians and Browns, one bright             
sport was the Cleveland State Vikings who went to the NCAA tournament.             
I'm pictured with one of their stars, J'Nathan Bullock, as well as many             
of their best supporters including basketball buddy Heather who is              
always looking for a reason to celebrate too as do the cheerleaders.        
   Finally, thanks to all the Hooters waitresses who waited on me and         
signed the traveling Hooters T-Shirt.

R.I.P. Nick Adenhart, Eleanor Jochimek

November Rain - Guns N' Roses