Category: Personal

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I’ve had an internal debate for a while as to whether to post this or not, but finally decided to just in case it might help someone going through a cancer diagnosis. I think that it’s really all about attitude. For me, it’s been very easy and I’m feeling absolutely great. So, on with the story: Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much…

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When people travel and they return, there seems to be quite a bit of conversation about the food that they had while on vacation, whether that be in New York, Mexico, Australia, or Bangkok. Somehow, the conversation turns to food. 🙂 Now, I am not about to talk about something high brow, like filet mignon, or sautéed duck breast and the perfect wine. Nope! I’m talking about the yard bird, in particular, fried chicken! When Vanessa and I were in…

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I’m back from vacation now, so this morning it was time for a bit of yard work. I grabbed a t-shirt, got ready to get into the thick of it. The t-shirt that I grabbed was one from Tony’s high school days. It has a graphic of a Spartan on it – their mascot. I started to laugh because I thought of an exchange that I had with a store clerk in Paris. Vanessa and I had popped in to…

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So, I drove from Manchester, England to Heathrow Airport, some 200 miles – no issues, using Google Maps on my phone to get directions. I call the voice, Chatty Cathy, or just Cathy, for short. Cathy had been giving me good directions, though sometimes she can be a little vague in her directions if you’re only listening and not looking at the map. I didn’t bring my phone holder, so I couldn’t see the map. Her idea of “slight left”…

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I’ve been in the London area for a few days and as yet I’ve not seen Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, The London Eye (The big ferris wheel), or any other iconic imagery. We’ll probably get to that today as we are leaving for Manchester tomorrow. Today, the plan is to do a hop-on, hop-off tour bus and see some of those things. Snap! Check! Post! Done! Selfie?:) I’ll bring back some of the iconic photos … it’s almost like a…

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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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