I decided to make a digital photo album as a repository for the few old pictures I have left
of close friends and family as well as for the new pictures I take. It seems especially important now, as several
of those in the photos below have already headed back out onto that Great Highway over the last 15 years or so,
and the rest will follow as the years roll on. Many of the old friend pics below were taken by various friends who,
years later, having found me on Facebook, uploaded the pictures to my wall - a thing for which I'm extraordinarily
grateful. You can see a larger version of some of the pics by right-clicking on the image and opening it in a new
EAST COAST FRIENDS
Here's a few of Bethany and me at the Dolphin Research Center in Grassy Key, Florida. Spring of 2008.
WEST COAST FRIENDS
Surprise birthday dinner for me by conspiratorial friends. November 2021. I thought it was just me and my
friend, Jeff, having dinner. I literally walked into the place and right by everyone (they were hiding behind their menus).
Also, I have "blonde moments".
Reagan Elizabeth. Number 1 niece.
Reagan and me heading out to the highway, Thanksgiving 2012. . .
Miss Reagan and me waiting for something delicious. . .probably sushi.
Here we are reading amazing adventure stories, watching Uncle Mark's favorite
cool music videos, and performing astounding feats of engineering.
An exciting evening exploring the park with the fam. I hope there's no troll under that bridge
Reagan's tireless efforts to make her uncle "more beautiful".
And now for the introduction of Aeryn "Roo", Number 2 Niece, sometime in early 2015:
Between the ages of 5 and 12, Reagan and I didn't see each other on account of my having moved to
California. Aeryn was just over a year old when I left. This is now Christmas of 2022. . .
Reagan making dessert in Grammy's kitchen, somewhere in the wilds of Tennessee.
Aeryn and me playing phone camera battle. She's too quick! And big! Seven years is a long time.
Aeryn locked in the bedroom and taking selfies with MY phone she has stealthily and handily nabbed!
Aeryn back home in her magical grove with kitty soul-twin
Other family, a.k.a. Those Who Are Not Nieces (and, also, some nieces)
A few pics of Reagan at Space Camp in Huntsville, AL, spring of 2021.
I bet she'll command the first manned mission to Mars!