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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...

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(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!

  • Joined: June 2010

Journal

Something Wicked This Way Comes

It seems that New York, one of my favorite places to visit, has changed some laws. Now it is “legal” to murder a baby moments away from birth, as well as NEWBORN BABIES! A doctor is explaining this to some parents and he says, “The baby is kept comfortable…” NO IT IS NOT! Talk to any abortion center nurse and you will hear tragic stories of newborn babies laying on…
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"As long as there's life, there's hope."

Today was another one of those days of powerful coincidences. I had been browsing online through the library website, and came across a book on Mothers. It was about the experiences of mothers, a compilation of stories. Just reading the description of the book, I felt quite moved, because I know the trials and travails of mothers in this “modern” world. / The first thing that occur…
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This is the Time of Mercy....

This is the time of Mercy, according to St. Faustina of Poland. It’s quite a fascinating story. Faustina had visions of Our Lord, who told her he wanted her to be the Secretary, the Apostle of His Divine Mercy, for this must come before the time of judgment. It’s a sign for our times that the Second Coming is supposed to be near. / Do we know when this will happen? Not exactly, no.…
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A Footnote for Thought

Out of context many things may appear to be true. The value of learning things like the scientific method is that it helps you learn to discriminate between supposition (The earth is flat?) and fact (OH! THE EARTH IS ROUND!~). But not everything is science. We have seen at times that even science can be skewed by those who neglect a context or who deliberately falsify an element to achieve ren…
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