Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Cynthia's Story of an Innocence Lost

February 17th I had the opportunity to meet Cynthia Jowers. She drove from her home in St. Louis to Tyler, Texas to tell us her story and fill up some of the gaps in her past. At age five she was kidnapped by a man through her bedroom window. She was taken to a park, raped and returned home. This was her first time back to Tyler. She wanted to look at the old police reports, the bedroom and the park to help herself gain closure on that part of her life.

The top photo is of Jowers overcome with emotion running out of the bedroom after seeing it for the first time since she was a child. The second photo is a quiet moment after she returned to the room and studied the window and its significance.

Here is a link to a video I made documenting the day's events and her story.

It's February 29th!

Happy birthday to all the Leap Year babies!

Winding Down

I like shooting basketball, but the season is wrapping up, here's a shot from a regional game of Edgewood vs. Waskom

Senior Love

These two got married after meeting at the Tyler Senior Center.

My First Mardi Gras

a small, family-friendly parade in Palastine, Texas


Fitness for senior citizens in Tyler

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

work cell!

My personal phone kicked the bucket about a week ago, and I've been really slow on replacing it, so if you need to contact me, please use my work number, 903-752-3224 or send me an e-mail! 


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Baseball Rocks

Tyler Junior College Apache baseball team on their media day.... I always catch the weirdest moments.

Chinese New Year at Brook Hill School

Exchange students from Bejing, China celebrate Chinese New Year with their host families at the Brook Hill School in Bullard, TX.