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Keeper of Seul Choix Point |
Like many places where mortals spend a lot
of time lighthouses are frequently thought to be haunted. This is one such case.
Boca Chica 5-20-07Boling
China Grove 8-26-07
Copano Bay Causeway 2-11-08
Corpus Christi 6-18-07 Corrigan
Cox's Point 6-8-07 Dacus
Dan Blocker 10-26-07 Dobbin
- Tall Ship 11-11-07EstellineFred
Hartman Bridge 2-18-08Fresno
Fulton 7-1-07 Ganado
Island Oak Granjeño
- Sam Houston Equestrian Statue 2-1-07
Ingleside 6-18-07 Jolly
Juliff 8-3-07 Kenedy
Building 3-3-08 Freeport
Lomita Chapel 2-16-07 La
Porte 4-14-08 La
Vista 6-23-08 Lake
Indios 4-27-10 Los
Texas - Presidio County Courthouse
Well, Baker HotelMorgan's
Oyster Creek 8-25-07Papalote
- Texas Maritime Museum 6-1-10Rosharon
Maria 2-20-08 Santa
- Hotel McCartneyThornton
- The Tee Pee Motel
Special Subjects Grain
Post Office Mural
River Covered Bridge, ChesterBureau
County Red Covered Bridge, Princeton Sugar
Creek Covered Bridge, Springfield
County Courthouse, WintersetCutler-Donahoe
Covered Bridge, Madison County
Erie Lighthouses- An Erie Story
Easy 18 Lighthouses
of Lake Michigan's ShoresThe
Old Presque Isle Lighthouse Seul
Choix Point Lighthouse
Creek Covered Bridge, Goldman
Scenic Byway 12Utah's
Valley of the Gods
Maple Surple and Covered Bridges
Victorian Gothic Standpipe - Milwaukee's Old North Point Water Tower
Valley Arizona & Utah
Ken Rudine on Traveling
I am a native Houstonian. Born in 1931 my father was from Wharton County and my
mother was from Angelina County.
My dad introduced me to the photographic
process before I was a teenager. In 1950 the Korean War and my enlistment in the
USAF sent me to Europe, North Africa and San Antonio, where I first appreciated
the Hill Country in particular Bandera.
In 1958 I started a darkroom business
known as 5P Processing Laboratories. As Houston was still in its first decade
of building air conditioned houses and my brother asked me to manage his air conditioning
business. He subsequently entered the apartment development and I moved on to
be a Manufacturing Manager managing Triangle Engineering a manufacturing company
making Turbovents (roof mounted, wind driven, rotary ventilators that cooled attics).
I have four U. S. Patents relevant to ventilation.
During these times
I had photo-journalism articles published in Popular Mechanics, Camping as well
as photos used in advertising, but mostly my photography was for me.
Clouse was born in Elgin, IL. Although basically from southern MN some of her
high school years she attended high school in McAllen TX, later graduating in
Owatonna, MN. Afterward she attended Hamline University in St. Paul, MN. She,
her husband and first daughter moved to Houston in 1965 joining her parents who
lived nearby in Bellaire. Yvonne and I were married in 1979.
At the request
of my cousin, in 1998 I became computer literate. Yvonne and I have long believed
in what goes around, comes around. Through a freak chain of events in 2003 I received
a digital camera. Soon afterward, I was asked if I knew of Shanghi Pierce. I searched
the web and simultaneously found Shanghi in Texas Escapes. Recognizing this as
what I think is God's work I immediately began contributing photos and information.
Over the years we have refined our methods to acquire our magazine contributions
into team work. Yvonne drives while I concentrate on navigation and photography.
We soon discovered that as we worked we were not as invisible as we thought. We
realized that someone is always watching so we began to initiate conversations.
The response is amazing - try it.
Our name can be pronounced a few ways,
so in this case I have tried to help people overcome that obstacle by combining
the "rhyming word team" with Rudine. Hence we use the name The Rudine Team
and/or Traveling Team Rudine.
© Ken Rudine
July 28, 2009