Some of my projects

I have been blessed with a number of opportunities to communicate visually via my job and other things that i do to support my girls or through some volunteer work.  The past few weeks have born some rather cool fruit.  Below are a couple of images and design bits I have come up with as well as a link to a Media Club spot that i did the intro for (from a template) it is always rewarding to see something you make come to life and then elicit a reaction from some one else.
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Media Club meets again this afternoon! Here is our latest broadcast about the upcoming Field Trip to Summer's Farm this Thursday!

Posted by St. Thomas More Academy, Middletown, MD on Monday, October 13, 2014

Chromebook photo editing

This morning Going to worship I remembered a great comic from Wes Molebash that would work well with what we were talking about.  When I got to church I fired up the chromebook and went to work.  I have been shocked yet again how awesome this little guy has been.  All day battery life and its simple design keeps me on task.  However it can still whip our a graphic in a pinch thanks to the Pixlr editor.  SWEET


A little while back I tried the cloud based note keeping service called Evernote.  It was ok.  I would save some things and go back to it from time to time.  It was…well…fine.

I think my lack luster relationship with it was that I was using it at the time before a smartphone, before a tablet/other connected devices.  So basically it was just like my browser’s bookmarks.

About a month ago I tried it again.  I read up on the “best practices” and some creative uses for Evernote and then jumped in.  I am loving it.  Some of the things I am using it for are:

  • Jotting down ideas about sermons
  • capturing websites, articles and other things for leadership development
  • I can forward important project emails to it.
  • draft blog post ideas
  • record audio as notes with searchable tags.
  • take pictures of receipts (which i always lose) for later on.
  • ….the list goes on

People describe this service as a second brain.  It is but it doesn’t forget, hence the elephant logo.  However this is not to say that I will now not forget.

Give it a shot and enjoy 🙂


There is something about the human condition that turns on when the impossible becomes possible.  There is something that happens inside of us physiologically that spurs us on when we know something is possible.  Think about the the progression of extreme sports from year to year.  The things that break boundaries one year are almost expected by most of the athletes the following year.  Red Bull seems to be great at coming up with these kind of things.  Weather it be skydiving form the edge of space, amazing rally car drifting.

Another example in the running world was the sub 4 min. mile by Roger Bannister

Check out an article about it here:

kind of neat to see the progression when we put our minds to AWESOMENESS rather than creating divides and focusing on differences.

Humble pumpkin pie

Today to preserve my sanity I went to the gym.  It was not my regular gym in Frederick, but rather another in the chain in Alexandria about 5 blocks from Katie’s parents house (where we retreated to when we lost power from the storm).   So I did my 3 miles on the treadmill and then went up to the weight room where I felt like I went through a time warp back to the 80’s.

It seemed like everyone was dressed in legwarmers, loud colors and huge teased hair.  I don’t know if it was just the culture of that gym, or if it was Halloween (i thought about this possibility after i got back), time of day, or this is where the cast of a Way Off Broadway cast was having their wrap party.  All I know is that i thought it was a bit odd.

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