Category Archives: People

The struggle (the flying lesson struggle) is real

14 October, 2018            The struggle (the flying lesson struggle) is real   I’m kidding, of course, about the “struggle” part – flying is a blast, 100% of the time. My brother Shane took that top picture … Continue reading

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 “Try to be a little kinder” – Aldous Huxley 

19 August, 2018           “Try to be a little kinder” – Aldous Huxley  That’s my whole family on October 28, 2012 at my brother Kevin’s house in Doswell, VA, a few days before Halloween. Even though we … Continue reading

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My only aunt (I have no uncles)

5 August, 2018            My only aunt (I have no uncles) My mother’s younger sister Janet was my only aunt, and I have no uncles. She died on July 13 at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, a couple of … Continue reading

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Where do I start?

8 July, 2018            Where do I start? I’ll start at the river, the mighty James River, at Pony Pasture, this morning, with dogs – what better place? And with what better company?  This was a mile … Continue reading

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Road trip!

3 June, 2018            Road trip! ======= It’s after 10:00 on Sunday and I just got my two favorite pictures from the weekend. And the blog post was done! My phone “dinged” and I got two pictures that … Continue reading

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Reflection of hope

27 May, 2018            Reflection of hope “May your choices reflect your hopes and not your fears.” – Nelson Mandela I didn’t have a theme for this post – I still don’t – but I saw that … Continue reading

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Bridge Over Troubled Water

20 May, 2018            Bridge Over Troubled Water My friend Hank had been hearing voices for a month. His doctor recommended he wear headphones and listen to music to drown them out. This is normal for people … Continue reading

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