This is Michael Dustin Youree. We’ve know each other since we were kids, which I believe is a relative term. We’re still kids. So we’ve known each other since we were 17-18 years old. Wow! Just now realizing how long that has been. I knew him as Dusty. He is a very smart, talented, and courageous kid. 

Before the picture was taken he sent me a text: “Heeey! Just thinking about that convo we had years ago in NYC. When you told me I should just get out there and play shows. And now I’m finally doing it…10 years later.” 

I didn’t tell him this, but I guess I am now if he reads this. I was telling another friend about him: “I’ve know this kid since highschool and he seems to be  actually making his dream come true. Like that actually happens to people I know.” I do know that I did tell Dusty that I was very proud of him. And I hope that his text to me means that I played a role, a teeny tiny role, in his musical career. I hope I didn’t misunderstand that. Let me know Dusty! 

Either way this is just a reminder to never let go of your childlikeness and never let go of your dreams. 

#theyearoftheportrait #portrait #rememberhisname #pushmethod #dreams #followyourdreams

This is Michael Dustin Youree. We’ve know each other since we were kids, which I believe is a relative term. We’re still kids. So we’ve known each other since we were 17-18 years old. Wow! Just now realizing how long that has been. I knew him as Dusty. He is a very smart, talented, and courageous kid.

Before the picture was taken he sent me a text: “Heeey! Just thinking about that convo we had years ago in NYC. When you told me I should just get out there and play shows. And now I’m finally doing it…10 years later.”

I didn’t tell him this, but I guess I am now if he reads this. I was telling another friend about him: “I’ve know this kid since highschool and he seems to be actually making his dream come true. Like that actually happens to people I know.” I do know that I did tell Dusty that I was very proud of him. And I hope that his text to me means that I played a role, a teeny tiny role, in his musical career. I hope I didn’t misunderstand that. Let me know Dusty!

Either way this is just a reminder to never let go of your childlikeness and never let go of your dreams.

#theyearoftheportrait #portrait #rememberhisname #pushmethod #dreams #followyourdreams


We talked about how surreal it was to be single in your 30s, to watch your close friends drift away to other universes: married life, two-story homes, Babies ‘R’ Us.
From the article “My Search For One Decent Dallas Man: How I learned to stop worrying and love dating." By Sarah Hepola from D Magazine, February 2013

You see, I’d rather be a freak than not be unique. The individuality makes life better. Jyeah
Pharrell Williams “Lost Queen”

If ever there was a daddy’s girl it was me. I was his little Poopeedoo, Squirt and Princess, but mostly his little Poopeedoo. He also gave me everything I needed and pretty much anything I wanted. He never complained that I always wanted to talk to mom when I would call home. He told me when I should get the oil changed in my car, taught me the importance of balancing my checkbook and would never get upset with me when I would bring home a stray pet which was a lot! He is my model for what a good man, a good husband and a good father should be. The (future) man in my life has a lot to live up to. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about him. I am blessed for every day that I had with him and I am continually blessed that he is watching over me. Simon Martinez, January 5, 1939 - August 19, 2009 #happyfathersday #dads #daddies #fathers #imissyoudad #iloveyou #family #familyportrait #oldfamilyphotos #daddysgirl

If ever there was a daddy’s girl it was me. I was his little Poopeedoo, Squirt and Princess, but mostly his little Poopeedoo. He also gave me everything I needed and pretty much anything I wanted. He never complained that I always wanted to talk to mom when I would call home. He told me when I should get the oil changed in my car, taught me the importance of balancing my checkbook and would never get upset with me when I would bring home a stray pet which was a lot! He is my model for what a good man, a good husband and a good father should be. The (future) man in my life has a lot to live up to. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about him. I am blessed for every day that I had with him and I am continually blessed that he is watching over me. Simon Martinez, January 5, 1939 - August 19, 2009 #happyfathersday #dads #daddies #fathers #imissyoudad #iloveyou #family #familyportrait #oldfamilyphotos #daddysgirl


A rainy Sunday is a lazy Sunday. #whpbokehinmotion


2014 NCAA Tournament Round of 64 in the Books: Syracuse vs. Western Michigan / On to the Dayton Flyers.

2014 NCAA Tournament Round of 64 in the Books: Syracuse vs. Western Michigan / On to the Dayton Flyers.


High-school sounds

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Tyler Ennis’s Game Winning 3 Point Buzzer Beater against Pittsburgh. 
SB Nation GIFs on Giphy

Tyler Ennis’s Game Winning 3 Point Buzzer Beater against Pittsburgh.
SB Nation GIFs on Giphy

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My Tio and Tia and big brothers got me this delicious cake for my birthday!!! It was so yummy! #redvelvetcake #cakeportrait #theyearoftheportrait #yum #nomnomnom

My Tio and Tia and big brothers got me this delicious cake for my birthday!!! It was so yummy! #redvelvetcake #cakeportrait #theyearoftheportrait #yum #nomnomnom


Not surprised that amongst my top pics are the Thompson Pointer Sisters and that all but one of my top five are of my furry clients. Gotta love dogs! #365Project #gsp #germanshorthairpointer #dogsofinstagram