Austin, United States

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!

  • Joined: June 2010


Is the Force WITH YOU?

I was reading a meditation about how we affect our neighbors. I used to live in another state and another city, a small town outside of a larger town. It was a sprawling trailer park, but everyone knew everyone else. I generally liked the place, because the people were very special to me. They were all compassionate, kindly souls. I will never forget the kind way they treated me. There was,…
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STALKER ALERT! The Defective Detective

This is just a short declaration because of something I overheard today. I’ve been having problems with some of the local stores, because they have been told I’m robbing them or some such thing. That isn’t true at all. Quite the reverse, though I don’t know if store management realizes what’s really going on or not. / In some stores, at different times, some clerk…
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In the Beginning....

Since this is a particular time of the year, our time of pro-life advocacy, I’d like to add some of the truths that came to me as I was thinking about the issues. I’ve always pondered a few particular lines of Scripture, and thought of its deeper meanings.. At the same time, I continue to hear some echoes about when does life begin. It’s really a no-brainer, but let’s l…
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March for Life, 2018, Advocate for Life

What’s coming up next? The Pro-Life March! It begins January 19th in Washington, D.C. There will also be other marches in other cities on different days in January. Austin has an annual March for Life, and I’ll have to look up the exact day. It is always preceded by a Mass for Life. The Mass is the most awesome thing for me, because you can truly FEEL the prayers of the people, pr…
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