Monday, December 20, 2010

Nelson 1992-2009

We still remember you and miss you very much. Sometimes in La Carpio at sunset, it's like God is smiling at me. Sometimes I think of your smile. Sometimes it gives me the desire to yell out your name.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


25,000 visits from over 40 countries. Started this blogging gig late in '07. Thanks to everyone for tuning in and super big thanks to all of my friends who have shared the link. Sold my stuff 5 years ago and moved to Costa Rica. Bigger and better than anything I could have ever imagined! All the glory goes to God! Going back in early 2011. Thanks to you all and God's best!


De Houston.

Just Before

The Grinch, best ever!

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Sharing with students.

1st Lieutenant Harry Swofford

World War 2 Veteran with his rightly owned vintage German binoculars. I had the honor to participate in a Grace Flight as alleged "co-pilot", flown by the amazing Nico, in Russell Ginn's immaculate twin engine flying machine. We picked up the 88 year old American Hero in Abeline and flew him back to Houston for his final treatment. On Saturday, he will celebrate his victory by going to the Aggie game with family, friends and of course, his binoculars. His spirit is amazing as he inspired everyone on the ground and in the air. Another brother further...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Uncle Max

Vietnam Vet, Purple Heart. Water witcher and story teller. We learn some of our best life lessons from our uncles...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

For Jaime

I'm sorry I didn't do more for you. You made me better. You will be missed, forever!


Shot and killed last night.
Please pray for his family
and the community.
He was only 16.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sneak Preview/New Website/1st Testimonial

Leonel says "Thanks for everything Lalo, this is like a box of surprises. God is so great to send someone like you."

Check out the new site currently online at:

Hint: search Leonel in the top right search box to see more stories/pics about him.


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Lalo's First Car

'73 Mustang Mach 1. Had a 460 in it. Note the vintage sandals (circa '84/'85).

Sunday, October 17, 2010

TV Dinners!

Been a long time. Only about a $1 each, and so many flavors. God bless America!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Merry Gold

Last July, when Community of Faith was in La Carpio, we sowed some seeds. Literally speaking, we planted seeds for Bermuda grass and Marigolds. I was amazed at how we planted, and the seed just grew "all by itself". I remember reading something about that. I had hoped to be around when the Marigolds bloomed. The amazing Freddy sent this pic today. It's nice to have flowers sent, even if by email. It's even cooler to think about how Freddy and some of the other kids are coming into their own. Blossoming, bearing fruit and sowing seeds themselves.