Category Archives: Trains

Guest “bird” photographer – Mediterranean Sea – 1959

23 July, 2017            Guest “bird” photographer – Mediterranean Sea – 1959 Here are a few “birds” my late father photographed while aboard the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga (CVA 60) in the Mediterranean Sea in 1959: After … Continue reading

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Let there be light

26 February, 2017           Let there be light     On December 21 the sun was above the horizon for nine and a half hours. The flowers are overjoyed (I presume) to experience the ninety-plus minutes … Continue reading

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Approximating equilibrium

29 January, 2017 Approximating equilibrium My family experienced a significant upset at the beginning of the year and my blogging equilibrium (to the extent I have any) was brushed aside. I’m not quite back to baseline, but I’m getting there. … Continue reading

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Evelyn says I try too hard

22 May, 2016            Evelyn says I try too hard I floated a dozen cockamamie ideas for blog titles past Evie over the course of this week. When I made it a Baker’s Dozen earlier today Ev … Continue reading

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We interrupt our regularly scheduled blog post!

1 May, 2016            We interrupt our regularly scheduled blog post! For a visit! From one of my two brothers and one of my two sisters, plus spouses, I think the last time this happened there was … Continue reading

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Unlike Bill Clinton, I DO inhale!

24 April, 2016            Unlike Bill Clinton, I DO inhale! And you should too! At least if you’re here in central Virginia. The smells are beyond compare. The lilacs in our backyard bloom more enthusiastically every April, … Continue reading

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We turned our flashlights off after dark

3 January, 2016            We turned our flashlights off after dark Remembering the odd nature of wearing shorts when it snowed called to mind other backwards-ness of my childhood. I’m including a brief blurb about it at … Continue reading

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