Permit To Drive

On October 18, 2017, I had the privilege of driving with my nephew Greg Jones, who had just received his driving permit a week before. When we returned from our drive, I had the opportunity to talk to his dad, my brother-in-law, also Greg Jones, about the new driver and the concerns he might have now that his son is driving.

Trolling Justin Marcus

During the 2011 fantasy football season, I received numerous unsolicited voicemails from Justin Marcus regarding his team and the unfavorable season that I happened to have that year. I saved the voicemails for the purpose of this compilation.

30 for 30 – The Marcus Files

Put together this favorite of mine in 2014 before our league’s fantasy football draft. The video is edited mostly from VHS footage from a camping trip in 1997. In no way is the video intended harm the individual that it portrays, but it is meant to motivate him through self-reflection and humility.

Community Outreach Response Team

Downtown Team – CORT from EPD PIO on Vimeo.

I put this video together last year around this time of the Community Outreach Response Team, which was a fairly new program at that time. Definitely my favorite part of working in the public information office is getting to see officers interact with the community first-hand and having the opportunity to capture it in video or photos.

What I find most impressive about these officers, is how calm and understanding they are when working with people in crisis. It definitely takes a special person to be able to interact with people in this way, and I am overwhelmed with how much they care about these people and the community.

The CORT program uses the EPD Downtown Team, working together with CAHOOTS and Lane County Behavioral Health to focus efforts on outreach in the downtown community.

Caribbean

(Click on image to view photo album in Flickr)

These here are a few photos from our June trip from Galveston Texas to Cozumel Mexico, Georgetown Grand Cayman, and Falmouth Jamaica. Missing are the pictures that I took with the disposable waterproof camera from when we went snorkeling. They aren’t any good. They do however have sentimental value and are hidden away in the archives of the desktop, including over half that have what appear to be a finger over the lens. Not a good snorkeler, which translates to the quality of photos that were taken while snorkeling/drowning.

Also not included are the fogged-up lens photos. I have never experienced weather so muggy that it affects the lens of the camera. Several of the photos that I took at each port, including Galveston Texas, came out foggy.

The trip coincided with a mild tropical storm, Cindy, which formed off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. The ocean was never completely calm, and there were brief periods of over 10 foot swells and lighting. While driving around Cozumel with out taxi driver Guillermo, we did run into a few heavy downpours, but that seemed to be the extent of it.

Overall, the trip was excelente and I was sad when it ended. It is always nice to return home, but we will be back. Oh yes, we will be back!

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