Category: Family & Friends

Cowboys, branding and trail dust.

On a recent trip to Oregon I spent two weeks embedded with ranching families. There is so much to say about these amazing Americans and I’m culling through the photos now, but these two of Clint Casey and Jeff Maupin roping cattle make me smile. Whew, it was dusty. It was hot. The cattle were […]

Tim Samaras, son Paul and friend Carl Young Killed in Oklahoma Tornado

The storm won. Tim Samaras, his son, Paul and their long-time friend Carl Young were killed in the EF-3 El Reno tornado on Friday. We will miss them. He was the great one, the mentor, the careful one, the funny and serious one who always took care of those around him. Tim was always alert. […]

A Red Rose for Grandmother

This is a true story about a grandmother and a young man who did something wonderful for another person, a stranger. It happened to my mother, Marie Catania, on November 26, 2010. This is the story of “A Red Rose for Grandmother.”