Looking into the Storm

Josh with a look of determination as he feels the wind on his face during a break in the rain from the September 2020 nor’easter at Ocean Hammock Park in St. Augustine Beach.

Surf Therapy

Josh with Surf Quest Volunteer Tim on Saturday

Surf Quest is a local surfing program for children and adults with disabilities that my son often participates in and enjoys. Families often come from all over Florida to be a part of this event. Surfers volunteer their time and skills to let people experience the ocean while surfing the waves.

More information on Surf Quest, including the 2020 Summer schedule, can be found on this ARC of St. Johns County web page.

Someone to Come Home To

Magnolia Mae (Maggie) before leaving S.A.F.E Pet Rescue

Today I went to S.A.F.E Pet Rescue in St. Augustine and adopted this cat. Magnolia Mae aka. Maggie is approximately one year old and is actually a Palatka cat, or so I’ve been told. There were about 10 cats at the SAFE, and Maggie was the only one that stepped forward and made contact. I’ve never owned a cat before. I hope this works out well for us both. Safe Pet Rescue has both cats and dogs that need good homes.

Father’s Day 2020

This photo was taken about one year ago


Sometimes when people call me an Assistant Lightkeeper at the Lighthouse, I think to myself:

“That they don’t know the half of it, and that Joshua is the actual light.”


St. Augustine Police looking on during a prayer vigil for the Black Community.