Author Archives: Ron Dauphin

About Ron Dauphin

Photographer, writer, proud dad, and UCC pastor.

Look out, world!

I’m about to depart for my international journey, including 17 flights in the next month. What are the chances that my luggage never gets lost?

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Gulf Coast family visit

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Spending time with extended family in Louisiana, with a few days at the Mississippi Gulf coast.

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Hawaii

The islands of Hawaii are phenomenally beautiful. I expected the palm trees and pristine beaches. I didn’t expect the gorgeous mountains, winding roads, and stunning waterfalls. We arrived in Honolulu, toured Oahu’s north shore, gobbled up garlicky shrimp from a … Continue reading

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Sabbatical begins: Los Angeles

One of the highlights of my sabbatical is the opportunity to spend time with my adult children Rob and Kate. Both live far from home, so time together is always precious. Since one is in Los Angeles and the other … Continue reading

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Living gratefully

The past few months have brought a return to good health and strength. Following the incidents shared here, I had a lymphectomy in the summer of 2015 showing evidence of lymphoma within the swollen lymph node removed from my neck. … Continue reading

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The L version of the C word

May 7, 2015 Yesterday my head was spinning. I was visiting a Ear, Nose and Throat specialist, following up on some health issues I’ve been having. Head-spinning was not one of them, but that’s what seemed to be happening when … Continue reading

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Creation’s song of praise

I have been trying out the new camera that I will use during my sabbatical break this fall. It’s a Nikon p900–really a point and shoot camera, but known for its “superzoom” lens. For my multi-national journey in September, I need to travel … Continue reading

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Shoops: The Film

My daughter Kate is an actor, student, and exceptional receptionist in Los Angeles, and has worked on several short films recently. Here’s one that I enjoyed. SHOOPS from Justin Edwards on Vimeo.

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Family History

My aunt Olga was our Dauphin family historian. As I was finishing high school, she invited me to her home to spend a Saturday. It was a busy time of year just before graduation, but Aunt Olga was very dear … Continue reading

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Generosity

I don’t think I’ve ever tipped the wait staff for a takeout order, though lately I’ve wondered if it was expected. I should know that it’s always needed, whether expected or not. Wait staff live by our tips, and adding … Continue reading

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New York City, 9/11 Memorial

The 9/11 Memorial is a tribute to those who lost their lives on 9/11/2001 and the earlier terrorist attack in 1993. I thought also of the brave first responders who risked their own lives for the sake of others. I … Continue reading

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FOC: Friend of Clark

Clark Howard is a consumer advocate, entrepreneurial businessman, and educator in thrift. I’ve been a follower of his work for a dozen years or more, primarily through his daily radio show, The Clark Howard Show, on the web and on … Continue reading

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Central Park in April

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Why I give through my church

My heart is moved by photos like this–families struggling with harsh realities in the wake of hurricane Sandy this week. My own family endured similar circumstances following Hurricane Katrina a few years ago. The loss of home, business, belongings (and … Continue reading

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