Friendly Dogs

Unlike the dogs of Guatemala, in this post, I met some rather friendly fellows in Central Park in NY this...

Summer hasn’t given up just yet

It’s still a bit warm and humid in the Carolinas, but the mornings are now in the mid to low...

Ripples from Charlottesville

Yesterday, September 2, 2016, was a hot, oppressively humid day in Charleston, SC. My friend, Robert, was visiting from Ohio...

Back to school!!!

The other day, during my morning walk, I heard a familiar sound that I hadn’t heard for a few months...

A board, some tape, a little foil, and a tripod = PPU

In reality, solar eclipses are not all that rare – for a particular area they are. The next one for...

Willis Carrier, you’re the coolest!

It’s days like this, hot and humid days, when I think of the mountains, frequently. I think of how nice...

It was only a few weeks ago that I was sitting on the porch in Guatemala, shivering, wishing that I had brought some long pants and a jacket. Oh well, I’ll know better next time. However, I was able to…

I’m on an old version of the iPhone … well, old version as far as technology is concerned, iPhone 6. I know! Prehistoric. During my time in Guatemala, I took about 1/4 of the pictures with the iPhone. As I…

One morning, in Guatemala, there were 5 of us sitting around the breakfast table. Kayla was sitting to my right, Adéle directly across from me, Meghan to her left, and Pablo, one of the residents of the house, to my…

In George Orwell’s book, 1984, about a “future” dystopia, the main antagonist is Big Brother/The Thought Police/The Government. We already have The Thought Police, considering rampant PC, or political correctness. Anyway, BB is a bit paranoid, too … Please turn…

These piles of mulch were formerly a wall of trees that lined S. Tryon St. I passed them every day. Occasionally, I saw a hawk alight on the telephone lines near the street or saw several deer as they bounded…