Friday, August 29, 2008

A Note to My Readers

I AM ALWAYS DELIGHTED to meet my website's readers out in real life. Regrettably, those who meet me may not be delighted in turn, due to my attitude which may seem to be standoffish, aloof, or annoyed.

Alas, this is not due to any hostility on my part, but rather due to a kind of shyness that I've had since the second grade. I'm not much of a people person, unless I'm with folks I've known for a long time. That is why I have a blog: it is a solitary activity, right?

Actually, I am delighted to meet everyone. I just might not show it!


  1. Hello Mark,

    My wife and I are regular readers of your blog; we greatly appreciate your beautiful photographs. We enjoyed talking with you last Friday at the convent.

    In the peace of Christ,

    - Bryan

  2. Dear Mark,
    Yes, I know what it's like to be shy....but I have learned over a long period of time to overcome it. God Bless You.
    I used to visit Webster Groves when I was about 10 years old. My grandparents lived there. Rufus G. Russell Elementary School there is named after my grandfather who was superintendant of schools there for many years.
    I don't always read your blog. It is the hi-res pictures that I enjoy. I have been involved with visual imaging in one form or another for most of my life. Right now I work at CBS News in New York City.
    I am in the process of starting up a website on Saint Joan Of Arc. She has come into my life through prayer and meditation. I am not yet a Roman Catholic but am moving in that direction. I am however an Ordained Interfaith Minister. I choose to practice Christianity. More on this some other time. Please send me your email address and I will fill you in more on my connecrtion to Saint Joan.
    What I am contacting you about right now is if you have or know where I can obtain any color photographs of Pevleys Ice Cream Parlor outdoor fountain that used to exist in Webster Groves. It is no longer there. It was torn down unfortuantely some 30 to 35 years ago, but I have fond memories of watching that fountain with its' changing colors at night some 55 years ago.
    Rev. Roger Russell, MSC