Category: Personal

Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed. ~Joseph Addison I was walking along this morning and I passed these shoes twice, once on the way out, once on the way back. On the way back, I took a couple of shots with my phone. I wondered what the story was. How…

Yes! The quest continues to meet my blogging friends world-wide. When I was in San Miguel in early March of this year, I tried to find Billie, but she wasn’t around, or either my schedule didn’t work out, but I was determined to meet her this time, and I did. I stumbled across Billie’s blog when I was browsing, looking at expatriate web sites. At the time, her blog was named, Billie’s Blog, I believe. I remember reading about her…

One evening I was in the Jardin, taking pictures of this and that. Suddenly, I heard some old-school hip hop being played and noticed some youngsters doing a bit of break-dancing in the gazebo at the center of the Jardin (garden). I followed the beat and began taking photos. I had a good time. It wasn’t until I arrived home that I noticed a couple of familiar faces in the frame. In the background, watching the dancers, were Grace and…

Well, I’m in San Miguel de Allende again. This time on an adventure of a different sort. Of course, a lot of photography is taking place, but so is a lot of Spanish. Any conversations that I speak about in this post were done completely in Spanish! I was surprised at how much I actually understood, but then again, Marina and Ernesto speak slowly enough that we can understand. Out on the streets, I still cannot follow a conversation, but…

This is Geordi, Vanessa’s dog. On Sunday we went for a walk, the three of us. I thought for sure that we could tire this little bugger out just a bit. We went to a greenway in Morganton, NC. From start to finish, we walked about 9.25 miles. I had taken my shower and was sitting on the bed. Geordi had made himself comfortable and was relishing the comfort of the bed and the nice, indirect light coming from the…

Suit? Check! Power tie? Check! Glasses? Check! Watch? Check! Shoes? Check! Good to go! A couple of years ago, Tony told me that he was about to start changing his image. He’s always cared about his clothes, the way that he dresses; however, he wanted to take the next step and move from nicely dressed, hip, high school fellow, to someone who would be taken seriously – a businessman. Eventually, he started selling his other clothes, sneakers, etc, and buying…

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