Wednesday, January 27, 2010


I like to go exploring around my campus. One place I enjoy discovering is around the bowels of the Communications building. The building was originally built in 1964, and furnished as well. The desks and chairs upstairs have since been replaced, but this is where the originals end up.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Jack the bobble head

Just a little guy from a special place. He sits on my desk and reminds me to finish my degree.

Edge of my sweet home

Been looking for a night with no cars forever! Welcome ladies and gentlemen to Edgewood. Lovely isn't it. It has looked the same way all 30 years of my life. I pray it still looks this way 100 years from now. Here's to staying local =)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

Five Years Later

Five years after Hurricane Katrina here is a photo of what every street still looks like in the Lower Ninth Ward. It was an experience for sure to go in and drive around and see what is going on now. The City of New Orleans is working right now (according to city signs seen while driving) on repaving streets and redoing sidewalks. I however did not see more than 3 or 4 streets being redone in about a five mile radius. There are people living in the area and we even saw a handful of new homes but 90% of the whole area just looks like this. Many, many homes have been torn down but as you can see on the side of this one it clearly reads "Do not demolish".

Friday, January 15, 2010


This is the view of the front entrance of Jeff and Deana's house. The address is placed in the stained glass over the door of their late Victorian home in Cape Girardeau, MO.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Play to Win

Iphone photos strike again...but hey it was all I had with me. I like how the Iphone caught the movement but still got the expression on each  actors face clear. Meet the cast of Play to Win! They are ridiculously talented!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A View from the Bridge

Not exactly what Arthur Miller had in mind, but Mark Twain would enjoy this view.  I'm staying with Jeff and Deana, my second parents in Cape Girardeau, Missouri along the Mississippi River. I enjoy living in the attic while at their house, and this is the view across town from back alcove. The bridge crosses the Mississippi River into southern Illinois. Its great to look out the window and see the bridge over the town.


I think paths in our lives are important and it seems like everyone is always searching for the "right" one! I thought this one looked really nice!

Monday, January 11, 2010

"Ole" South Writting

William Faulkner's home in Oxford, Mississippi. It had snowed 3 days before and there was still some on the ground! Picture taken while the property was closed (we walked in) and it was 17 degrees outside...windchill made it feel like ZERO! Well worth it though to see this property in the quite, crisp morning sunlight...seems like it was intended to be enjoyed this way.

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The bridge in this view is the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge which connects Illinois to Missouri over the great Mississippi River. This building on the left here is the Cultural Arts Center at Southeast Missouri State University where I'm working all week as a carpenter and painter their upcoming production of Carousel. The bridge was completed in 2003, and the SEMO "River Campus," as its called, was completed in 2007 next to a historic 165 year old seminary building.  When the Cultural Arts Center was completed, it was only appropriate (being on the banks of the Mississippi) that the first performance in the theatre was Big River.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Shryock Auditorium

I'm in Carbondale, Illinois. I'm going back to school to finish my degree. I got here last night and spent today arranging my living space. Tonight I took a little walk through the old quad at Southern Illinois University where the oldest buildings on campus stand. This is my view of the window at Shryock Auditorium. I really liked how the circle of lights are framed in the window. ...Also, its about 15 degrees Fahrenheit outside.