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grand canyon

Our family is taking a road trip! I took this trip with my grandparents when I was just a bit younger than A and Z are now.

Even though I expect they are going to hate the long hours on the road, I think the girls are going to be awed by the canyon. I can’t wait to see their faces at the first mountain view on the horizon. I can’t wait to hear their sigh’s, exclamations, and laughs. I hope they take many amazing memories of the trip.

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Photo gallery – Denver Feb, 2010

I often find lots of great opportunities to enjoy the place that I am visiting for work. These are shots from a trip to Denver in Feb, 2010 for the ACA National Conference.

I had the chance to follow behind a couple of great photogs Tim and Shari. We walked around on a snowy night and shared ideas and techniques for which I benefitted the most…

Denver gallery

road maps

I read this article recently. In the article there was a quote. It was written that a road map’s no good without a destination. While I understand that the author was just using a simple analogy to make his point, I just have to add my thoughts about how road maps are much more than the fastest path from point A to B.

I love maps. Here are some other things I think maps have to offer:

  • A map shows you where you are so that you can decide the best route. (planning)
  • There are hundreds of paths to the same destination. Without a map how do you know the best route for you? (resources)
  • The map shows you all the stops along the way. (benchmarks)
  • Exploring alternative routes with no destination in mind is the best way to gain new perspectives. (flexibility)
  • Knowing the distance and when you arrive. (evaluation)

Of course, he was just talking about the end statement and I guess I am considering the process. For me, the journey’s the thing.

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