"The intellectual life is not the only road to God, nor the safest, but we find it to be a road, and it may be the appointed road for us. Of course it will be so only so long as we keep the impulse pure and disinterested; we may come to love knowledge - our knowing - more than the thing known: to delight not in our talents but in the fact that they are ours, or even in the reputation they bring us. Every success in a scholar's life increases this danger. If it becomes irresistible, he must give up his scholarly work. The time for plucking out the right eye has arrived. "

- C. S. Lewis
Bird's Bio

First of all, "Bird" is an old childhood nickname. Can't recall how I got it.

My real name is Eric Guel and I live in Waco, Texas. I'm a 37-year-old follower of Jesus, husband, and father of five gorgeous children.

My interests are literature, photojournalism, journalism, chess, theology, hobby farming, and history.

Visit my photography website, Eric Guel Photography. Email me at eric at eric guel dot com.