Guess it's been a while! My first featured link for 2005 comes courtesy of my
manager and just in time for NCAA March Madness. Among other things on this site
is an online bracket for the Madness. Enjoy!
On a totally unrelated note, barring a mad rush of "Save the Featured Links Page" messages, this will
probably be the last time I update this page. It is severely under-utilized
compared with the rest of my site. Whenever I finally get time, I am going to
add a web log to this site, and I will roll the featured link in with that. Anyone
interested in being notified once the blog site is up may contact me here.
(December 2004 - March 2005)
Once again, I am going to point
my featured link to a page on my own site. I recently returned
from a slightly-less-than-three weeks vacation to Africa.
As usual, I made a priority out of photography while I was
there, and I kept a web log which I updated whenever it
was possible to do so. Since I do not yet have the official
Africa Photos page ready for my Travel Gallery yet, I am
offering a link to the web log for an early look at some
of the photos I took in Kenya, Tanzania, Cape Town, and
I always appreciate rapid responses
from people. As I mentioned in my previous Featured Link,
my mom passed away on May 30. After discovering the local
newspapers had gotten her name incorrect in the obituary,
I checked the online paper North Texas E-News. I was disappointed
to see that they too had gotten it incorrect. I sent an
e-mail to the editor informing them of the error and asked
if they would mind changing it. Not only did they change
it, they did so in under an hour. For that, they make my
Featured Link for July.
I'm going to do something a little
different this time and create a Featured Link to a page
on my own site. My mom passed away on May 30, 2004. She
was passionate about geneology, and I had planned to get
her life story from her later this year to pass down to
her grandchildren and future generations. Regretably, I
will not be able to get it directly from her, however, I
have set up a memorial page for family and people who knew
her to share their favorite memories. I am hoping this can
lead to a "life story" document in the future,
albeit from the perspective of others.
In late 2002, my brother-in-law,
Will Willis released a CD of his guitar instrumental music
called Darkness into Light. Three of the songs
on this CD: Illumination, Righteous Fire,
and The Revelation reached the top 5 on MP3's Christian
Metal chart. Will is now offering all of the music
from this CD for free on his web site at www.willwillis.us.
Pay close attention to the song Introspection.
It was based on a MIDI instrumental I composed in 1994.
On September 24, 1999 I was
saddened to learn of the death of one of my high school
classmates, Sabrina Bell Robinson. I remember Sabrina
as someone who was always nice to everyone, even when it
wasn't "cool" to be so. I also remember
her radiant smile, with which she greeted all who met her.
Unfortunately, it appears Sabrina's website has been
shut down and will not be returning. So I have removed the link, but left this writeup.