I am a Texan and proud of it. In 1970, I moved to Panama and was employed by The Panama Canal Commission which was operated by The United States Government . The United States built and opened the Canal in 1914, and operated it until The Panama Canal Treaty signed on September 7, 1977, turned over ownership to The Republic of Panama on the last day of 1999. I was The Official Photographer for over 27 years until I retired at the end of 1998. At that time I returned to Texas where I live in Round Rock and continue my photographic interests.