Archive for the ‘Miscellaneous’ Category

50 Countries!!!

Monday, October 30th, 2017

My second trip to Africa this year included visits to Botswana, Ghana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Updated count:
5 Continents
50 Countries
49 States (appropriately, Hawaii will be 5-0)

Tebow walk-off dinger!

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Mark’s Quote of the Day

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

“Semper Fi”

–The last words my Dad said in my presence before he died

I love you, Dad

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

My Mom and Dad

My Dad was born on the living room floor of a slum apartment.
He started smoking when he was 5.
He quit school when he was 13.
He joined the Marine Corps when he was 17.

He was the toughest man I’ve ever known.
He was the greatest man I’ve ever known.
He was my best friend, even though he didn’t know it.

Every day I try to be more like him.
And every day I fail.

I try to hide my emotions,
but, even if I wanted to,
I can’t adequately express my pain.

I feel so, so alone.
I love you so much, Dad.

Saudi Arabia and Egypt Trip

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Wild baboons in Abha, Saudi Arabia.

SAUDI ARABIA, Mar 29, 2017: Saudi forces used Patriot missiles to destroy 4 Scud ballistic missiles launched from Yemen which were targeting two border cities, Abha and Khamis Mushait.

Yes, Moses the camel lived. 🙂

Updated count:
49 States, one to go. Appropriately, Hawaii will be 5-0.
44 Countries
5 Continents

London – Edinburgh – Dublin Vacation

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Updated count:
49 States, one to go. Appropriately, Hawaii will be 5-0.
42 Countries
4 Continents

Austin and San Antonio

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

The Dirty Sixth on Halloween weekend was INSANE and included some random anti-Taylor Swift sentiment. Aw, Shake It Off.

A Trump sign in front of The Alamo.

Where on Earth have you been???

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

49 States, one to go. Appropriately, Hawaii will be 5-0.
41 Countries
4 Continents

Road Trip Complete!

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016






Where on Earth have you been???

Monday, June 20th, 2016

43 States
41 Countries
4 Continents