Author Archives: Jay McLaughlin

About Jay McLaughlin

I am a rehabilitation counselor. I have many friends with autism and traumatic brain injuries. They help me learn new things constantly. I hike with dogs at the James River in Richmond - a lot. I've completed an Iron distance triathlon a year for 11 years. My most recent was in Wilmington, NC in November, 2013. I currently compete in mid-distance triathlons. And work and hike and take pictures and write and eat.

“The world is full of injustice”

24 March, 2019           “The world is full of injustice” My friend Mark and I were weighing his salad at Kroger in Carytown this week when Secret Agent Man began playing on the store audio network. … Continue reading

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Incoherent

17 March, 2019   Incoherent There is no theme to this post, only marginal pictures. But the sun’s been bright for a while and it seems like I’ve seen just a little blue in the background so far in 2019. … Continue reading

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A crybaby liberal has a macho weekend

10 March, 2019                A crybaby liberal has a macho weekend    I’m kidding, of course – I’m not a crybaby liberal. Just whiny. And the weekend hasn’t been macho. Just more guy time than … Continue reading

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How can I put this delicately? Or “Prader-Willi continues”  

3 March, 2019            How can I put this delicately? Or “Prader-Willi continues”   I primarily post relaxing images on my blog and generally write about relaxing things. That’s why I avoid politics, religion and advertising. … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Bryan Park, cedar waxwing, daffodils, disability, Dogs, Endurance, Flowers, Fun, Gardenias, James River, love, People, Pony Pasture, raptors, red-shouldered hawks, Red-tailed hawks, Rivers, simplify, Smiles (including "dog smiles"!) | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Experimental

Just trying out my first ever blog post from my ipad. This is just a trial balloon. In a manner of speaking:

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Lots of H2O, few pictures, Prader-Willi Syndrome

24 February, 2019         Lots of H2O, few pictures, Prader-Willi Syndrome As I type these words Sunday afternoon, the James River at Pony Pasture is fifteen feet deep and rising. That means most trails are underwater, so … Continue reading

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“Trust the process” – not quite 100% of the time

17 February, 2019            “Trust the process” – not quite 100% of the time Tomorrow is my sister Sheila’s birthday – wish her Happy Birthday if you’re fortunate enough to see her or talk with her! Or … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, cardinals, Dogs, dogwood, Downy woodpecker, Fun, James River, love, People, Pony Pasture, raptors, red-shouldered hawks, Rivers, Smiles (including "dog smiles"!), whitetail deer | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments