welcome to my work history
Since moving to Delaware in 2000, most of my work has been in Internet communications, primarily for churches, non-profit organizations, and artists. That work has included designing websites, and producing print publications and e-newsletters.
All my current clients are listed on the Design page of this website.
- 2000 to present, freelance Internet communications work, especially website design and maintenance.
- 2007 to present, publisher, www.PhotoPrayer.com, a website on which prayers are matched with photographs. A new photo and prayer is added each week.
- 2007 to present, Website Editor, Episcopal Diocese of Delaware
- 2003-2007, Communications Coordinator, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, Delaware
- 2000, Managing Editor, Image Journal, with offices in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania (now in Seattle, WA).
- 1997-2000, Communications Director, St. David's Episcopal Church, Austin, Texas. Two years after moving to Delaware, they asked me to continue in that work, which I did via the Internet for 18 months, even though I was 1700 miles away!
- 1976-1995, "The Book of Days" -- Published thirteen issues of this 120-page desk calendar of black & white photos. These calendars and many of the original photographs are now archived at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Copies of these books may also be found at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas; at the Austin History Center, and in the Alkek Library (Wittliff Gallery), Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas. In 2007, I appeared in a segment of the Fox-TV series America's Most Wanted which featured the Book of Days murder, a crime still unsolved.
- 1990-1993, "Habitat Newsletter" -- Editor of Austin Habitat for Humanity's quarterly newsletter.
- 1980-1997, owner, Schweers Typesetting, producing type and graphics for advertising, architecture, education, etc.
- 1992, "No Apologies -- Texas Radicals Celebrate the '60s" -- I wasn't a radical and didn't get to Texas until 1970. Even so,
they gave me a chapter in this book to chronicle life in the early
'70s at Austin's underground newspaper, The Rag. This book was published by Eakin Press and edited by Daryl Janes, with a foreword by the Rev. Jesse Jackson.
- 1982-1987, "Photo-Letter" -- Quarterly publication of the
Texas Photographic Society (writing, editorial)
- 1980-1982, "Westlake Picayune" -- Weekly community newspaper
- 1979-1980, "Austin Magazine" -- Monthly Chamber of Commerce
publication (typesetting, photography)
- 1975-1977, "The Austin Sun" -- Weekly entertainment and politics
tabloid (camerawork, writing, photography)
- 1971-1975, "The Rag" -- Austin's underground tabloid (writing,
photography, camerawork -- all volunteer)
- 1964-1975 Starting as a "Physics Trainee" with the U.S. Navy Electronics Lab in San Diego, I went on to work at the Electrical Engineering School at Stanford University, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Labs, and finally at the Fusion Research Center at The University of Texas, Austin, where I programmed mainframe computers to solve simultaneous differential equations.
- Writers workshop at Laity Lodge, Texas, 1999.
- Writers seminar at the Glen Workshop, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, 1999.
- The Visual Display of Quantitative Information Seminar by Yale University's Edward Tufte, 1993.
- Photo retouching seminar with photographer Jay Dusard, 1985.
- Completed all the graduate courses needed for Ph.D. in Philosophy at The University of Texas at Austin, 1970-1973.
- Bachelor of Science degree in Philosophy from the University of California at San Diego, 1970.
- Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the University of California at San Diego, 1969.
Service & Awards
- 2009 to present - Board of Directors, The Arden Club, Inc. with responsibilities for communications including newsletter and website. (I have been maintaining the website since 2000, when I first served on the Arden Club Board as co-chair of the Membership Committee.)
- 2007 to present - elected to Community Planning Committee for the Village of Arden.
- 2006 to present -- Communications Committee Chair, Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew, Wilmington, Delaware
- 2002-2006 -- Elected Secretary of the Village of Arden, Delaware.
- 2001 -- Elected to the Village of Arden Archives Committee, served as chair.
- 2001 -- Appointed to the Capital and Annual Campaigns of St. David's Church, Delaware.
- 2000 -- A building was named in my honor. (Actually, this was a chicken coop connected to artist Jim Janknegt's studio. I donated some of the wood.)
- 1998 -- King Ranch Rubber Chicken Casserole Award for Inexcusable Stupidity (from Food Service Director Alyson Avila of St. David's Church, Austin -- see photo above.)
- 1994-1997 -- Served on the Vestry of St. David's Church, the last year as Clerk.
- 1983-1997 -- Served on Five O'Clock Service Committee at St. David's Episcopal Church.
- 1994-1995 -- Representative of St. David's for two "All-Episcopal Church" built houses for Habitat.
- 1994 -- Award of Service from Austin Habitat for Humanity.
- 1993 -- House-Raising Coordinator of an Austin Habitat for Humanity house, built by volunteers from St. David's Church. Together we raised the money to buy the materials, then provided the labor to build the house.
1989 -- Made "Honorary Professor of Photography" at East Texas State University in Commerce, Texas (now Texas A&M University-Commerce).
- 1985 -- President, Texas Photographic Society.
- 1978 -- First-place trophy winner in "Volley of the Puns" at the first O'Henry Pun Off, Austin, Texas.
- 1974-1975 -- Coordinator, The Rag's pen-pal prison ministry. It wasn't called a ministry and, at the time, I wasn't a Christian, but at its peak seventy correspondents from the Catholic Student Center at the University of Texas were writing their pals in penitentiaies all over the United States. I created this ministry and was aided in this effort by Father Bob Rivers of the Catholic Student Center in Austin.
- 1964 -- Recognized as best in mathematics at Hilltop High School, Chula Vista, California.
- 1964 -- Top in my high school at the General Dynamics mathematics contest, San Diego, California.
- 1955 -- King of my 4th Grade Class in Savanna, Oklahoma.
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