Welcome to Mike's Tangents...

Hello there! Welcome to my blog. This online journal covers both professional and personal notes, thoughts, aspirations, questions, and whatever else is going on inside my head and heart, and is intended for you to get to know me just a bit more. Please enjoy, & be sure to visit my website for more info. Thanks for swinging by, & enjoy the tangents...


Florida still

Although a later post than I wanted, I am proud to say that we made it across the country! We've been here in Florida (settling our friends' stuff & visiting others) since last Saturday. We had a blast driving the 3010 miles across this great country, with only one regret: I wish we had more time to travel and sightsee! Let alone take pictures. Our friends moved to a great beach town called Delray Beach, and is prime location for another satellite office for MSP - already in the works. :) With settling in comes the infamous issues of getting the internet setup and so forth, so I am finally able to blog. Now the catch - limited time. As I write, I am actually visiting long time friends in Clermont, another great upscale town about 3 hours north of Delray Beach. Some of the many friends we have up here have actually been past clients of mine, and it's a blast to be able to see the again and share time together. Praise God for our relationships and friendships!

On a sadder note, while driving through Texas on the trip, I discovered that a friend of mine (that I met at Mike Colon's Photography workshop last February) passed away. His name is Jose Gonzales, and was a great addition to our group. Our prayers and thoughts are with his family as they go through this hard time. Please keep them lifted up in your prayers. Here's a picture of Jose shooting besides Mike Colon.

In refelection, I can't help but to thank God for the relationships I have in my life, and how precious they are to me. All of you that I have met and shared some time of fellowship with, I am extremely grateful for you in my life. To thise I havent met yet, I really look forward to sharing life together! With trying to maintian a successful business and home life, and doing the daily grind, it's a good thing to step back once in a while and really look at your life from a different perspective. God has given us so much freedom, and sometimes we neglect the more important things. My hope and prayer is that we all are knocked back a little where we see the value in life and in each other. It's too easy to get caught up in "living" that we take a lot for granted, don't ya think? After all is said and done, and all else fails, it's all about relationships. Friendships. Making a difference in someone's life. Loving others, and expressing the love of God in that.Things that last. Everything else is just, well... stuff. Take a moment today to reflect on the stuff of life, and the gifts you have. God Bless.


To the Sunshine State Again...

We have been going full speed for 4 weeks now...ending with a driving trip across the country to help out our friends in their move. The original plan was to stuff my motorcycle in the back of the truck and ride it home (One of my Life To-Do's), but our friends have too much stuff and there is no more room. I'm super bummed, but excited nontheless to be able to help them out. My wife will be going with me for some road company and adult time. The kiddo is with Grandma and Grandpa up in Oregon for two weeks - ca you believe it? This is a test of our hearts I guess, as we won't be with our little guy for such a long time. Still, it will be good for us. We leave tomorrow morning in a caravan of sorts for Boca Raton, Florida and plan on a few days of fun! :) I'm hoping to find cafe's with internet so I can update the blog with photos along the way. We'll see!
Otherwise, the new office studio is coming along greatly, and I can't wait for the little reception next month. Y'all are invited for a cappucino or your favorite drink and snacks. More info to follow. Have a great weekend, what's left of it!



Hi all, we're here LIVE on the last night at SWC in Monterey, CA. What a tremendous time, as always! Some 20,000 people attending various christian concerts throughout the day. What a great time. Too bad we haven't had time to see any concerts in full due to our photo booth setup. Lots of great people visiting the booth though, and loving the photos! It's such a blessing to be able to minister to others through our work, and share all that's been happening in our lives. Much thanks to Trish, Kristi, and Dawn (the left handed girls!) for all their help manning (or womanning) the booth for us! More later, but I wanted to say hi to y'all. :)