The Journey Begins

Welcome to my Blog.  I plan to post pictures and brief descriptions of my travels here.  Below is a summary of the genesis for my current travels that I posted on Facebook today.  I hope you enjoy.


On November 26, 2016, Melinda Davison passed away at the age of 56, after a very brave seven-and-a-half-year struggle with metastatic breast cancer.  She was my wife, my friend, my law partner, and the person I was extremely lucky to explore the world with.  We were married for seventeen years, and they were the best years of my life.  She was a unique person, really a force of nature, who touched many lives and left all of them enriched, none more than mine.  We traveled the world together, built a successful law firm and lived our dream.  In July, our 10-year old Miniature Schnauzer Libby was unexpectedly diagnosed with a brain tumor, and she died about a month later.  2016 was a very sad year.  To have everything you want in life, then lose everything you want most, is a long hard fall.

Life will never be the same without my girls, but I must move forward.  I have decided to take a big trip to see a little more of the world and reflect on the future.  Today, I am leaving for Florida to spend Christmas with my family.  From there, on January 1, 2017, l am headed East on a five-week trip that will circumnavigate the globe, a feat first accomplished by Magellan in 1519.  I have planned stops in Dubai, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore and Japan.  For those interested in following my travels, I have created a blog that will provide pictures and occasional updates of my journey.  The blog can be accessed at  Please feel free to share it with anyone who may be interested.

Finally, I would like to thank everyone who has sent cards, emails, texts and many kind words of sympathy, love and support.