Bob Lawyer is a semi-retired academic who taught for nearly 40 years in higher education before turning in his chalk several years ago. He also served in the U.S. Navy as a Spanish Linguist with a top secret security clearance. He is now the owner and operator of a small retail business located at the French Market in New Orleans. In addition to selling his photos, he primarily markets handmade patron saints and pendants of various saints made by a close friend. He is married to a wonderful woman and has one son, two stepsons, one granddaughter and one grandson.