Open in bridge with Cmd-R.
What you want is for Photoshop to (continue to be) the default application, and to configure it to open JPEG and TIFF files (in addition to raw) using Camera Raw by default. JPEG and TIFF are the only files, besides raw files, that can be configured to automatically open through Camera Raw.
In Photoshop, click Edit - Preferences - Camera Raw... (this is where it's at in Windows, the Preferences menu may be somewhere else on a Mac).
Look toward the bottom of the Camera Raw Preferences dialog for the JPEG and TIFF handling section. Change these values to one of the "Automatically Open..." settings.
Then when you open JPEG or TIFF files that would normally just start Photoshop, you'll see them in the Camera Raw dialog instead.
Noel - you are AWESOME!! thank you for spending the time to type this out for
me. I truly appreciate it - thanks!!
I also tried the other way of going through bridge and that worked as well,