In lieu of church

Spent time in the woods yesterday morning, in lieu of church. There’s always something in lieu of church, but on...

200,000

I bought this car in October of 2005. At that time, I think that it had about 20 miles on...

It’s cold! Take the picture already!

I was walking in McDowell Nature Preserve and literally almost stepped on this fella. He was just sitting there by...

Spreading the travel bug

I plan to take my niece, Kayla, to Guatemala this year. She’s never been out of the country before and...

Travel Benefits

I think that it was sometime around 9th grade, 1976 or so. I was taking Spanish. The school had arranged...

Gun ownership?

A couple of weeks ago, my good friend Adam was kind enough to take me to the gun range and...

This evening, thanks to an earlier nap, I am awake at 11:10 PM … which is quite unusual for me. Usually, I’m deep into sleep. However, I spent a pleasant few minutes watching the clouds pass in front of the…

This morning, I noticed that the temperature was a pleasant 68 degrees with only 60% humidity. I thought: What a great day for a morning walk. I grabbed my Olympus OM-D E-M1, and set out. Along the way, I passed…

Since about February of 1962, which was when I was born, travel to Cuba, for most Americans has been illegal. It is the ONLY country that we are restricted from visiting. There are, however, many people who have visited it…

Monday evening I was thinking about sunflowers and thought: Well, I haven’t been out to see the sunflowers since last year, I’ll drive out to Brattonsville, SC and check them out. They ought to be pretty “sunny”. I checked my…

Yesterday¬†morning, as is my habit every morning, I looked out of the window into the backyard. I noticed this hawk camped out on the fence enjoying a few tasty bits of what looked like a mouse. He was very vigilant…