- My daughter in a tree.
- Our 2009 family vacation in Durango, Colorado.
- Indy Cat, named so for her habit of speeding through the house like Indiana Jones in the movie, "Raider's of the Lost Ark."
- My son, Douglas Richard Meehan, makes the Baccalaureate Speech at Hargrave Military Academy in May 2010.
- As the Adjutant Commander, my son leads the 2010 Graduation Drill at Hargrave Military Academy.
- My son receiving his high school diploma from Hargrave Military Academy
- Richard Meehan and Larry Shull singing in ensemble.
- Men's Ensemble of St. John's Lutheran Church
- Richard Meehan at the Tank Museum in Danville, Virginia.
- Richard Meehan in the Spartanburg Community Band
- Richard Meehan at a picturesque Boothbay, Maine Lighthouse.
- My wife, Renee, in Scuba Gear at Devil's Den, Florida.
- My daughter, Kristy Meehan, also in Scuba Gear at Devil's Den, Florida.
- Richard Meehan of the rocky beaches of Boothbay, Maine.
- Olson House, Cushing, Maine, depicted in Andrew Wyeth's "Christina's World" watercolor painting and many other works.
- My wife pretending to be Andrew Wyeth's "Christina."
- Richard Meehan weighed down by the anchor at the docks in Portsmouth, Maine.
- Richard Meehan's grandmother, Evelyn Boyette, deceased.
- Blue Ridge Mountains
- Mabry Mill
- Ceiling of Capitol Dome
- Obamacare Protestors at the Capitol just before the Great Vote against the Will of the American people.
- My friend, Larry Shull, observing the Obamacare protest.
- Richard Meehan in National Garden
- Santee Catfish - um, um, good!
- My wife and daughter baking something good.
- Rick and Renee with Rhonda Alexander, famous nationwide karate champion. She's our instructor.
- Mary's Place, Roatan, Honduras
- Best Bud Larry
- Richard Meehan at Boy Scout Woodbadge Training and Raining.
- Man on the Moon - History.
- Richard Meehan and a real space suit.
- Renee as Raggedy Ann on Halloween.
- Richard Meehan at age six. Isn't he so cute?
- Richard Meehan loves to ride his motorcycle.
- Richard Meehan in Roatan, Honduras, preparing to scuba dive.
- A rare snow in Spartanburg, SC, home of Richard Meehan and family.
- Richard Meehan driving the Swamp Boat.
Memories rule! That's what the title of this page means.
We are what we are because of our memories. Memories are not to be confused with
experiences. Experiences become memories after our thought processes have parsed
the data gained from those experiences. What makes us who we are is not simply based on what we have done in the past. Things happen to us,
good and bad, and we learn from these experiences. We are event-driven creatures. Our
ability to remember events, and to parse the happenings through our thought processes -
that's what gets retained in our memories. We view the world through our memories of
events that become internalized as experiences, thus, our memories define us.
Photography is one of my passions. Each of the pictures in the slideshow above holds
significant value to me. Over time, memories tend to not just fade, but become different
than the past reality. Photographs bring back memories of those precise moments in our
past - along with much of the thoughts, feelings, and conversation from the experience.
Writing a story is in many ways like viewing a photograph. There is a beginning subject, an event to talk about, and a conclusion drawn
from the experience. The old adage, "a picture is worth a thousand words," may be true. However, I believe a thousand words can convey
far more than just a picture. Who was the subject? What was the subject doing? When did the subject have the experience? Where was the subject at the time? Why was the subject there? How did the subject change from the experience? These are the types of questions that must be answered before the full story can be known. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a thousand words can be worth story!