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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

Useful Fictions`

One thing I’ve learned from those who observe no civilized boundaries of behavior is that some people resolve their personal issues through any means of deception, slander, assault, and other forms of malice, such that, rather quickly, a false persona is created for the victim of their mental aberrations. / As a result of this, any little thing and nothing at all is atributed to an event wh…
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Hope

Are you discouraged or sad? Do you feel that things are hopeless? Are you anxious about the way things are going or because of some event? I’ve been in all of these states of mind. And I’ve found my greatest help and hope in God. So when I came across an old book today in a secondhand store, I was delighted with the quotes and thoughts in it, which all reflected truths I’ve fo…
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News on Conscientious Objection

There’s great news with regard to the objection of conscience to paying for abortion through insurance costs. Here’s a letter from Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life: / http://www.priestsforlife.org/pressreleases/7882-priests-for-life-grateful-to-president-trump-hhs-for-new-rules-protecting-people-of-faith / A person or organization no longer has to pay for the abortions of others.…
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God and the Supernatural

Sunday I came across something that was the perfect answer to what some have asked me. Keep in mind that I have to work at things just as everyone else. I’m not a theologian or anything. I’ve read the lives of the saints and much of Scripture, but I know people who’ve read much more than me. Nevertheless, I thought I’d post this for those who were wondering. / And ther…
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