This and That - 2005
I continue to take photos with my baby, the Nikon D100. Introduced in February 2002, it is still in production and has caused me to totally rethink photography.
Happy New Year! For recent photos, check out the 2004 link at the bottom of the page.
On 1/21 the drama group went to Radford University for the Virginia Thespian Conference - I was a chaparone. Meredith and the rest of the Duckling cast performed the work on campus. A memorable experience for reasons I won't go into here!
Julie's blue chair photos. The webpage that was eighteen years in the making!
The Ice Cream Socialists - Julie's band. Not just the only female drummer at the Blizzard Blast, but the only one with a pink drumset.
Julie's Young Women recognition - It's a church award something like Boy Scouts Eagle, except adapted to the Young Women's program of our church. I'm very proud of her! From left to right: Nichol Whiting (YW advisor), Kaarin Englemann (YW president), Julie and Bishop Best.
The Clark Family, September 2005. I picked Julie up from college in Richmond the weekend Ethan returned from his mission. Naturally, I took a family photo. Compare with the one I took just before he left, two years ago.
Meredith as Miss Wilhelmina - Lee High School play, 11/11/05.
Clarks in Corolla, NC - 11/24/05.
Christmas 2005 - We had Mom and Dad Bilyeu with us this year, so we got a good family photo.
Various captioned non-family photos
The nearest thing I have to a blog is the "What's New?" page on my rugby club's website. It's here. "Brigham?" It's what the rugby guys call me.
Ethan returned from his successful mission in the Utah Salt Lake City South Mission on 15 September (see photos above) - and it's great to have him back! A good friend once described his son's return from a mission: "He's the same, only better." That's Ethan. He heads back to BYU-Idaho in January to continue college.
Elder Clark's companions were Elders Maybee, Sebourn, Woolf, Hill, Kerr, Heinzen, Davison, Dean, Brooks, Lazenby, Tidwell, Harker, Moxley, Stannix, Cook, Paterson, Mihaljevich and Smallwood.
Ethan's myspace page is here. (Note for those of you 45 and over: "myspace" is a personal site/blog area where nothing is capitalized and grammar is exceedingly iffy. Oh, and turn down your speakers. Myspace is, however, hip - for now.)
Click here for my list of which family-friendly films to rent and which to avoid. Many years in the making... I don't update this much anymore. I leave it here primarily to assist parents to avoid that fidgety feeling with recent entertainment.
Click here to see scans of old family photos. For extended Clark family members only, I would think.
Click here to pull up my rootsweb genealogical page - once again, more of interest to relatives. I've been doing a lot of genealogy lately. (In fact, in the last six months I have done more than in the previous twenty years!) My rootsweb worldconnect searchable database is here.
My famous relatives. I have no doubt that there are more, but they are as yet undiscovered.
I found a neat quote from a recent viewing of "In Search of Shakespeare," a Michael Wood TV series. It's from Ovid (Amores, I, XV, 35-6), used by the Bard as a preface to his Venus and Adonis. It's somewhat pompous, but it describes me a little: "Let base conceited wits admire vile things; fair Apollo, lead me to the Muses' springs."
Much more down to the ground is this one, which has been in my head this year: "What'er thou art, Act well thy part."
Dilbert: Career Day
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