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Either a janitor or a thief, apprehended by dogs

12 November, 2017            Either a janitor or a thief, apprehended by dogs Friday night when I walked Mackey and Turner they bolted off the front porch and stampeded the bushes on the north side of … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

14 May, 2017 Happy Mother’s Day!   I did a post with the same title a year ago. None of us had any reason to believe it would be her final Mother’s Day. Last year on Mother’s Day mom went swimming … Continue reading

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My chauffeur really flies! // Gone to the dogs

23 October, 2016            My chauffeur really flies! // Gone to the dogs I encourage you to vote on November 8. One of the candidates will be president soon. Please do your part to make sure it’s … Continue reading

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The kindness of strangers

7 February, 2016            The kindness of strangers A young man I spent time with once bolted into the ladies room. And immediately undressed. And more. I’ve depended on the kindness of strangers. A bit of photography … 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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Cloudless sulphur

13 December, 2015            Cloudless sulphur  That’s the actual name of a butterfly I photographed at the river this week. It caught my ear (the name, not the butterfly) and I like that quality in blog post … Continue reading

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“The most beautiful place on earth.”

5 April, 2015 “The most beautiful place on earth.” “This is the most beautiful place on earth. There are many such places.” – Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness There are many such places in central Virginia … Continue reading

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