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 got to visit 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 
finally got to meet my great-nephew Ethan 
whois pictured with Sizzle the Bull at a 
Kansas City T-Bones game.     
     I'm thankful for all my students and my 
fellow teachers and administrators at the 
Academy of Court Reporting.
     I got to Florida to see my Tampa friends,         
Jim,Teddi and Zach Bovis (above right) as            
well as my former boss, Tom Parks.  Also, I got to       
reconnect with Tampa basketball friends, below,        
(l-r) Chris, Zach (again) Richard and Alex.            
And, my good friend Johnny bought Tampa's        
Proud Lion Pub.            
     To the left are some of my fabulous Virginia           
Marti College students.  I appreciate them as           
well as the privilege to shoot the College's          
fashion shows, also full of VMCAD 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.
November Rain - Guns N' Roses

Thanksgiving 2008

R.I.P: Nick Adenhart, EleanorJochimek