So I was going all through my photos trying to find a good pic of Dad to put up for this special day. I couldn't believe that I didn't have any good enough and/or current enough. I had a couple of nice ones with him and Mom, but I didn't want to crop Mom out. That makes the photo look janky. It was just a further reminder of one of the reasons I need to get there to visit again. I should definitely have some more pics of the folks.
At any rate, I rather dig this photo for a few reasons. First and foremost being that it's an excellent photo. Y'all know I get rather picky about that. Not a fan of blurry pics at all. And with even cell phones that are capable of taking pics as high as 16 pixels there should really be more high resolution snapshots out there. So I was glad to see that Dad was able to get this pic taken at high quality. Especially given what it represents.
Most of the people (all 12 of you) that still read this blog may already know about Dad's daily Thoughts of the Day. It used to be you were only aware of it if you were on The Book. And also if you were one of his contacts. Not anymore. Now he's converted several of those into his very own book which you see in this photo. "Now Think On That!: A Collection of Thoughts for Positive Daily Living! Vol 1 (Volume 1)" now makes Dad a published author!
As if I didn't have enough things to look up to Dad for, along comes yet another. I once had aspirations to be a published author. I probably still could if I applied myself. And now Dad has achieved that goal to give me yet something else to aspire to. Granted, my writing has taken a backseat to my photography in the past few years. That doesn't mean the book publishing thing can't still happen. It's just not in the forefront at the moment. Given the passion that I have for my photography, I don't see it creeping back in that position either. But I digress...
The odd thing about this week is there have been a lot of negative things happening around these parts lately. Down right horrible. The Boston Marathon tragedy...some moron trying to send poisoned mail to the President...this fertilizer plant explosion down here...even the background check bill thingy not passing (yep...I'm throwing that in there). And all this before the week was even over. But the one shining moment to look forward to was today. Celebrating the birthday of the best role model a guy could ask for. That's some good stuff right there.
Now think on that!