Hide and seek

This evening, thanks to an earlier nap, I am awake at 11:10 PM … which is quite unusual for me...

As summer loosens its grip

This morning, I noticed that the temperature was a pleasant 68 degrees with only 60% humidity. I thought: What a...

Cuba – next year?

Since about February of 1962, which was when I was born, travel to Cuba, for most Americans has been illegal...

Tom’s Creek Falls

Within Pisgah National Forest, parts of it very close to Vanessa’s house, there are a number of waterfalls. She had...

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Go to Europe with only a carry-on, a single camera, and a single lens. Sure! Why not? I did. 1 – RedOxx carry-on 1 – Nikon D750 1 – Nikon 50mm f/1.8   That’s it. Well, not quite – I…

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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…

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I’m going through my pictures of Paris. I’ve pulled out a few here. In looking at them, I thought: Were it not for the Eiffel Tower, you’d never have a clue, other than the title, of where these were taken…

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“I paid $3,000 (£2,000) to leave Egypt, risked my life on a boat to Italy spending days at sea,” Karim said. “In one month in Calais, I’ve tried 20 times to stow away in lorries to England, always dragged out…

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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…