Born in North Carolina, moved all over (lived in a lot of towns with the word “Fort” in them). Graduated from ANS high school in 1974 in Managua, Nicaragua, then graduated from Kansas University in Lawrence – 1978 with a degree in Chemistry.
Lived in Hutchinson, Kansas for three years after graduation and worked in a salt mine. Then moved to Dallas – worked as an EPA consultant on emergency response and Superfund cleanups, ran a small analytical laboratory for a year, worked in a paint factory for fifteen years and now work in electronics and semiconductors.
Candy and I were married in 1988. We have two sons, Nicholas and Lee. Nick went to Duke and now lives outside of Houston, working for a pipeline company while Lee recently graduated from Tulane and now works in New Orleans.
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Thank you for your comment on my blog and for your encouragement on the NaNoWriMo challenge. You’ve got a great site here, very interesting 🙂
Love these pics!
I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. There are rules and stuff. Go look.
Except now I have to find five blogs that I like other than yours.
Thanks for liking.
Very nice pics indeed!
I’m enjoying your blog! And not just because I’m a Blue Devil, either.
Hi Bill, thanks for the ‘like’ on my blog post.
Great stuff! THX for visiting me and liking!
Aha, I see that you have lived in Nicaragua! Reasons enough to be fond of Gallo Pinto! Must say that is tastes so much better there though… Especially with a piece of fried cheese to go with it…
You got yourself a nice blog!
I only lived in Managua for a short time, but it left a strong and lasting impression on me – the high school years are when you form so much of your personality. As far as food goes I miss the Nacatamals the most, the Nicaraguan beans too, and the Gallo Pinto.
I always loved the crude cheese from the little lunch stand by our school. Decades later, I found a perfect match – a local Amish grocery store had cheese that was exactly the same.
Thanks for stopping by and “liking” my post!
Thanks for dropping by my blog!
Thanks for visiting my photo blog. 🙂
You got quite an interesting thing going here.
Thanks for stopping in. Great that you’re commuting by bike to work!
Appreciate any help “spreading the word” about my book.
I downloaded it and will write about it when I get to it. I do have a couple in front that I’ve promised other folks, but I’ll do my best.
Great to see that you have two college-aged sons that you’re so close to! As a college student, it’s nice to see that parents-children are still keeping in touch!
Thank you for liking my blog post. I especially appreciate it because the day was difficult. You seem to be a very interesting person, so I am following your blog and if you would like we can be friends on Facebook… I’ll send you an invite.
Take care and keep writing great posts. Thanks again for the encouragement.
Thanks for liking my post. We have Managua, Nicaragua in common. Although I only spent a few days there, it impacted me tremendously.
Thank you for commenting on my blog. We are not that far from each other and I love your post about Available Light. I would love to spend time around Dallas photographing but alas every time I am there I have appts and miss my opportunity.
Thanks for the like. Unable to reciprocate the action. At first glance this looks interesting.
Thanks for visiting my blog. Nice to hear from people from the northern hemisphere. Love the pics.
Hey, nice blog with a real potpourri of interesting things. It was amazing to see that video of the lady playing guitar.
One of the great things about blogging is that every now and then I come across a site like yours to add to my ‘following’ list – Great work!
Hi there, I like your blog. I lived a few years in McPherson, Kansas about thirty minutes from Hutchinson. Small world.
Great set of photos portraying youth. Get a chuckle out of the overly illuminated-faces photo.
Thanks, that one photo is where I opened the shutter on my camera in a darkened Kansas University dorm room (fall of 1978) and then sat in each chair, firing off a strobe light I held in my lap.
Yes, photographic experiments can be the best adventures.
Love your site!!!
Hi Bill! Thank you for visiting my blog “Eyes to Heart” and liking my post “Cameras Never Lie …” I appreciate your feedback. Be well, Dorothy 🙂
What a nice intro. Love the Pix. Just going to wander around a bit and read more.
Thanks for dropping in at my blog site.
Ciao, thanks for the ‘like’ on my blog. Have u always taken fuzzy pics then?
I never thought about it but I guess you’re right. Or maybe I’ve always liked fuzzy pics.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog yesterday. I’m honored that what I wrote moved you enough to inspire you to hit the “like” button.
Very glad to e-meet you, and to find your own nifty looking blog!
I’ll echo Marci’s “nifty looking blog” comment! 😉
I, too, just stopped by to thank you for liking my “I Dream Murder” post!
Thanks for liking my A Foggy Morning post.
Thanks for stopping by and liking my post! Interesting history you have here – I love the old photos.
These pictures are timeless and incredible!!!!!
Thanks for liking my post at JackiePCain. You could also look at JPC_0604 if you like – the latest is a silly rant about US keyboards! Your blog is interesting – I like your reflecting pool pics. I’m looking for the follow key.
Your photos are beautiful. You have a wonderful eye. love to see more
*now following* 🙂
Neat candid shots.
I really like your site, I’m glad I found it.
Hey Bill Chance… nice site … pursue the grail! thanks for checkin’ in on ancient to future,,, Siobhan will be chuffed that word on her shots has reached Dallas! take it easy cowboy! Best… Paul Brad (Hackney, London)
Thanks for dropping by my site. Things seem to be turning out well for you!
good stuff. I’ve got to do more pics.
Thanks for the like on my Chalktown/Caine’s Arcade posting. I see you posted his video, too… I really liked his vision and spirit. Refreshing. After checking out your blog a bit, I can see why you had an interest. Your interest in art and writing is a nice mix for me, as I enjoy both, so guess I’ll be following ya! I lived in NC for a time, too–just more recently than you, I think–and have friends and family there. 🙂
Your blog is very interesting and i find it neat to know what other people do in their communities. The many photos you have taken and posted are great too. Keep it up.
Thanks for liking my post…I’m new and I love visiting those bloggers that visit mine. I love your style and your sense of humor. Look forward to following, and perhaps learning more about how it’s done from someone who obviously knows!
Great site, Bill! Thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post “A Sense of Wonder”
really great pics!!
Thanks for liking my post Bill. Love the old pictures on your page, very impactful. cheers, Bhaven
I appreciate your stopping by my blog. I look forward to visiting yours.
Thanks for viewing my photo! 🙂
I know this will just have you either busting at the seams with gratitude (or feeling pestered, as by a gnat! lol), but I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award . . .
Hi, thanks for the “like” on my blog. Fuzzy photos are okay that gives them character.
Bill, thanks for stopping by my writing blog. I love your photos! They give a sense of real people and passing time.
you said it
thanks for the like and you have nice pics, good thing you have kept them. it brings back good old memories…
Thanks for liking my blog! The pictures are really something – art meets memories.
Love the photographs.
Thanks for liking my Panchito post, love your pix!!
Thank you for liking my post 🙂 you’ve a really awesome blog.
Thanks for the “like” on my blog titled “Request.” While I appreciate the interest in music, I think you might also like the Fast Fitness Track blog itself too! Feel free to peruse the blogs on there…and if YOU wind up having any interest in Beachbody programs or supplements, drop me a line! If fitness isn’t your thing, but you know some people who are looking for it, then guide THEM to me too!
Hello Bill–Great blog. I will be a frequent flyer to you site. I love the photographs. Take care.
Thanks for stopping by my attempt at blogging. It was very encouraging to have you look in.
Awesome photography, great writing. Neat site!
Thanks for the comment and like. I like your pics. I used to smoke Nicaraguan cigars. Ah, bliss! BHDandMe
Thank you so much for liking my blog! You’re my first one 🙂
I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the “INSPIRING BLOG AWARD”
The rules are as follows:
1-Thank the person who nominated you with a link to their blog
2-Post 7 things about yourself
3-Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award
4-Inform those people that you’ve nominated them, just as I am with you
And above all, have fun. I’ve chosen you because I’ve been following your blog and felt it to be inspirational and very helpful. Keep it up and take care.
Hi Bill – As I can see I’m not the first to do so, but I just wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for A Very Inspiring Blogger Award (the details are on my blog). I find your creativity inspiring and I enjoy reading your posts.
Hey Bill, I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award:
Thanks for the like and comment on my post. Down here in South Florida, there’s a mantra among cyclists, “Hydrate or die.” So keep the water flowing on your bike rides! Pedal, pedal, pedal.
Do you have your short stories up on Kindle?
Not yet… I am ashamed that I’m not done yet – but I keep editing, adding and subtracting stories from the twenty I want to put out there. Soon, I promise.
Bill, it’s great to find your photographs and blog. Thanks for finding me and posting! My first love is photography (the whole digital thing threw me for a loop, while it’s extremely convenient, directions get shifted) and art, so finding your photos is inspiring! I look forward to following you!
Hey thanks for the like on my blog, you have a great blog here.
Great blog Bill! Thanks for the like on my blog and for stopping by!
I like the old photos and your bio. Entertaining and informative at the same time.
thanks for the like on my photo rising to the occasion
Thanks for popping into my blog and leaving a comment. Loving your ‘brain’ fruit thingys and the bike stunt video.
Wow what a blog! So much to read, I’m luvin it.
Hi Bill, What a great life you’re living! I discovered you by your great post on New Orleans. Looks like we have the same love affair with the architecture. We started our married and professional lives in New Orleans, so it has a serious soft spot in our hearts. Looking forward to reading more. All the Best, Terri and James Vance
Thanks for the nice comment. Over the years, I always liked New Orleans – worked there off and on – but now that my son goes to school there (he is a junior at Tulane) I have developed a real love for the city, it is a special place. I wish I could visit more often, but when I do I take a lot of photographs… something to remember.
The pictures on your site are amazing. I only wish I was given the same talent for these sort of of things.
Thanks! The thing is a surprising amount of work and it makes me happy when somebody appreciates. it.
Great blog. I liked the description in your biography -moved all over (lived in a lot of towns with the word “Fort” in them) – it said so much about your life without describing it in detail. Your quote about the beauty in art was a great find for me.
Thanks – and yes, I appreciate the effort that goes into a blog
Very well crafted blog. 🙂
I’ll definitely come back here.
Fabulous blog! Thanks for stumbling on mine and blessing it with a comment LOL 🙂
Just had a nice visit on your website. Your photo angles are just wonderful. Looking forward to following. Thank you.
Thanks for visiting, and the nice comment.
Pleasure all mine. My best to you.
Hi, Bill. I have offered the 7-day B&W challenge to you. You can see it here: https://livingwithmyancestors.wordpress.com/2017/11/05/black-white-challenge-day-2/
There’s no obligation. I just know you said you wanted to participate! Happy Sunday! 😀
Thanks – but I’m already doing the challenge on my facebook page – working on day six. Once I get all seven done, I’ll post them as a blog entry.
This is really fantastic Bill! Reading your blog has made me late. It was worth it.
Thanks for the kind words. The internet being what it is – it’s great to know at least one person read the thing.
A wonderfully varied and whimsical selection of topics, each well done.
Thanks, glad you got a kick out of it.
Thanks for visiting my blog!
Love the photos!
must be some gr8 memories captured in film camera. Really loved the ones with plane and fish. Also the rollercoaster pic is nice!
Yes, most are from an old Brownie 120 camera I carried for a decade or so. The fish one is a polaroid and some of the later ones are from a 35mm. I’m glad I put those into a book and kept them. They look really random to strangers, but every one is a distinct memory for me.
I love the first picture something soft and wonderful about it.
Thanks, that was taken in Leavenworth, Kansas, maybe 1970, with a Brownie kid’s camera. I worked for months on that glider, it crashed and broke on its first flight, but that wasn’t the point.
The other day, out of curiosity, I looked up that old house on Googlemaps Streetview. This is what it looks like now:
The ornate wood trim porch is gone.
Ottawa street…you are right the glider didn’t have to achieve his flight you did. You are holding it with pride as you should. Yes gorgeous moment.
Thank you so much for finding my blog and liking a post. Hope you come back again soon
Great blog you’ve got here, Bill. Thanks.
Thanks for the kind comment – it’s more an addiction than anything else.
Hello, Bill. It’s nice to know you. I enjoyed reading about your life so far and all the places you have lived, and look forward to reading more of your posts. Thank you for liking and reblogging my flash fiction piece. I really appreciate it.
You’re welcome – really enjoyed your work.
Hey, thanks for ‘the like’ over at ‘the Hobbomock Chronicles’
Fun with wordage, no?
Enjoyed your blog here… like the brevity and the variety.
P.S. “…worked in a salt mine.”. Dude! Total ‘vitae envy…lol take that literary agent number 324!
Hey Bill, thanks for your comment on my blog. Yours looks fascinating, will be sure to stick around. Do you use Twitter much?
Thanks for the compliment! I post each entry to Twitter – and a few folks follow me that way – but don’t use it much. When it first came out I used it to track Food Trucks, unusual movies, plays, and other local events but now I find it too overloaded with… well you know.
Ah ok yeah, lol, I hear you loud and clear on that one. It’s not the happiest place and I’ve found WordPress to be more interesting, but like you say, it’s a good way to keep up to date. I’ll follow you there to keep a track of your blog, it’s inspiring stuff.