Author: Paul

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Vanessa picked a great location for our apartment. A room with view. No complaints here. It has been hot and there is no air conditioning, but we just sweat it out it eventually cools off in the evening, sometimes late evening! 馃榾 We do have a fan! These are some of the things that make vacations memorable.

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If you travel, especially internationally, you know to have a Plan B, or a backup plan. I’d made my reservation for Super Shuttle France to pick me up at CDG, or Charles De Gaulle airport; however, even though I followed their instructions, sending my name, arrival time, airline, etc, I didn’t get a confirmation. I sent another email, same thing … nothing. Time to formulate a Plan B, just in case. Plan B was to ride the RER B, Blue…

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That’s a good question. Where in the world is Paul? Well, some of you know, as I’ve mentioned it before. The Red Oxx is packed. The Kindle has a couple of new books, one by an author that I’ve never read before, Andy Weir. Tony cannot believe that all that I am taking with me is a camera bag and a carry-on. He cannot conceive how one can survive with clothes in a carry-on for two weeks, but then he…

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Just slightly over a month ago, I called a tree service to come and trim the tree in my front yard. The limbs had started hanging over the roof of the house and the garage. The tree service came out, gave her a nice cut, removing several feet of branches, opening up the canopy, allowing a bit more sunlight for the grass. The foreman of the crew told me that these trees, a Bradford Pear, I believe, have lots of…

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I was looking back through some older photos, circa 2006. I came upon this set of photos taken between May 26 and July 10th, 2006. All taken with the same camera and lens combination: Nikon D2x and a 500 mm f/8 reflex lens – it looks like a small reflector telescope mounted on your camera, has 10x the magnification of a 50mm lens, magnifies every vibration in your body so that you don’t miss one bit of camera shake, provides…

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It’s rather quiet around the neighborhood and inside the house. The only sound is the beep of the UPS letting me know that the electricity is out, which is fairly obvious as nothing works in the house and the temperature is creeping up. On the ride home, the thermometer in the car registered temps of 103-105. I was thinking of how nice it would be to get into that nice, cool 75 degree house. When I pulled into the driveway…

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