Austin, Vereinigte Staaten

I have spent most of my career as a French professor and a research librarian, and have been reinventing myself as a writer. I’m...

(Please note that all works, both written and photographic, on my Bubble are copyrighted, and may not be used without my permission.)

I’m a semi-retired French Professor and Librarian.

My user name comes from St. Brendan, the Navigator, my namesake, though my present selection of photos is from Austin, Tx., where I currently reside. Like Brendan, I grew up not too awful far from the open waters of the Gulf, and throughout my childhood, I often accompanied my father in the early dawn to fish, shrimp, and catch oysters and crabs in the bayous, lakes, marshes, and out in the Gulf. Watching flocks of Pelicans, Ibis, Roseate Spoonbills, Egrets and Herons crisscross the colorful dawn sky was breathtaking, a treasury held in my heart.

I’m a dabbler at photography and am just having fun taking photos.

I’ve always loved the outdoors, and I hope you like my perspective, as I have tried to capture the spirit of a thing through the lens, and in that lies the beauty of God’s Creation. As long as I live, I will never cease to marvel over what God has Created, and over the creativity God has given us feeble creatures. To share in that with the the Big Guy is a great gift. However impromptu, I have loved taking these photos for you, exulting in a stunning patch of light on a tree branch, or the first Magnolia of the season, or the graceful arch of a tall Crepe Myrtle tree. Likewise, I love the unique aspects of a city, or the beauty created by those incredible street painters who paint lovely images on the sides of buildings. Catching the particular flavor of a season, a city, or a belief can be an inspiring experience, as also photographic humor can bring laughter. And that is what I hope to share.

I also love exploring, discovering new places and things, as did St. Brendan. His sea voyage pre-dated Columbus, and many believe he discovered America before Columbus. At the very least, it is thought that his explorer journal encouraged Columbus to venture out on the open seas. So I venture out on a new path with Red Bubble! YES!

Languages, reading, family and hiking! That’s me!

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The Secret

During WWII, there were many citizens who saved intended victims of the Holocaust. There are so many heart-warming stories of those terrible days of WWII. In Heaven, I’m sure many of those people have met once again. In fact, I’m sure that on the day they died, the saviors of victims received an eternal reward for their bravery and efforts. Remember that Scripture tells us that if…
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Levitation and the Holy Spirit

OK, I have a delightful video for you. It’s short and interesting. It is a subject I’ve always found amazing, and that has to do with levitation of the saints when they pray or say Mass (as in the case of some priests who were saints). I guess not all saints levitated, but some did, and some very FAMOUSLY levitated and it was a big topic of discussion. Here’s the video I fou…
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It's BAT TIME Again!

It’s that time of year again in Austin, BAT TIME! Our own favorite “bat man”, Merlin Tuttle lives here in Austin, I believe. He has studied bats his entire life and said that we are still discovering new species. He has told us that bats are very beneficial to crops, as they consume an amazing number of insects every night, keeping farmers from having to use much or any pestic…
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Does Hell Exist? What Did the Visionaries of Fatima Say?

Many have concerns about where our world is going, or where our souls will go, or what we have to do to inherit eternal life. These are all excellent questions. One of the reasons I love reading about the apparitions in Fatima, Portugal, in 1918 is that they answer so many of these questions and leave no doubt. / Some people these days do not believe in the existence of Hell, though in apparit…
Geposted vor 21 Tage – 8 Kommentare
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