"Do not yield to discouragement in the face of difficulties and do not abandon yourselves to false solutions which often seem the easiest way to overcome problems. Do not be afraid to make a commitment, to face hard work and sacrifice, to choose the paths that demand fidelity and constancy, humility and dedication. Be confident in your youth and its profound desires for happiness, truth, beauty and genuine love! Live fully this time in your life so rich and so full of enthusiasm."
"Let us look with greater hope to the future; let us encourage one another on our journey."
~ Papa Benedict XVI


* New photos towards bottom of page - scroll down!

Yes finally, one of my siblings has merited their own page on the blog...don't get used to it people!  There are 9 of us!

Brian (next in line after me) has taken a job in Antarctica!  Very cool! ; )
He has posted pictures on facebook but since i am behind-the-times and can only get on there by hijacking my mom's account info (thanks mom!) i figured i would post some of the photos here for other behind-the-times people to enjoy as well. : )

I will try to update periodically so please check back once in a while...

This is in Poland, with his lovely wife

The trip over....down...around...whatever!

On the Ice!

<>                     McMurdo Station
Blue building - his dorm

A Pickle - one of the types of fork lifts he is driving
(this is a smaller one)

Heavy Supply Shop

Warning Flags - they tell you where you can walk
and where you REALLY shouldn't...

Sea ice - flags are the little black spots in the distance

The OB Tube - the Observation Tube
Looking out beneath the Sea Ice from the OB Tube

On his way back up!

Brian, on the Sea Ice
**New Photos!**


Brian in the coffee shop

coffee shop

Discovery Hut

Some items inside Discovery Hut

McMurdo from the ice

Scott  Base - things are thawing!


C-130 (love the skis!!)