I was educated at the University of Michigan and earned my clinical doctoral degree in psychology at the University of Georgia. My training included special studies in the area of measurement and human differences, which includes determining the construction, reliability and validity of psychological testing. After receiving my PhD I served as an Army captain in the medical service corps for four years. I then worked as a licensed psychologist in a Community Mental Health Center in Galveston, TX. Then I opened my professional psychology office in Conroe, TX. I enjoyed working with persons of all ages, with many school districts, with Sam Houston State University, and with civil and criminal courts. I am a long-standing member of the American Psychological Association and the Texas Psychological Association.
I am most grateful for the experiences of meeting and working with persons of all ages and mental conditions from the ages of two to ninety.
Although I learned much in graduate school, I really learned about young, adult, and elderly human beings after graduate school when I had to meet the challenges of:
These experiences have been very gratifying. The remarkable stories from patients provided inspiration and motivation and lifetime learning about what it means to be a person. A counselor learns to accept each person as they are and focus on teaching them the small steps forward.
I will continue seeking and adding inspiring images about political engagement, good citizenship and voting.
Although I have retired, I'm still eager to learn and do. I'm learning how politics really works so I can get more power to my votes. I hope you follow along, get inspired, and become more politically engaged to get more power to your votes.
About the pictures on this website: They won't be dramatic, for I select them to be inspiring and pleasing.
The political hobbyist aspects of politics is not our focus here.
I've found myself already preoccupied with getting more pictures appropriate for our goals. The pictures I find suitable so far have had to do with (1) beautiful scenes or (2) the patriotic actions of veterans and those who are honoring them in the present. The Flag Park is a beautiful place and I expect to more and varied shots of interest.
As a child I was interested in cowboys, toy soldiers, and making forts defended by homemade wooden guns.
In my elementary school some large pictures hung on the wall depicting Custer's Last Stand (with graphic details of Indians scalping soldiers) and Civil War battlefields. I stared, studying them and ever since have been intrigued with understanding warfare. I wondered how anyone could be so brave as to fight in deadly combat. I've admired those with such courage for personal sacrifice.
All this is to say that I intend to photograph anything related to courage and wholesome beauty which could inspire us to be the best we can at serving our America.