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Flying over the hoods of cars 

8 April, 2018            Flying over the hoods of cars  I spoke with many friends who urged me to take up flying again, even though I can’t get a license. On 5 April, 1988 I went “flying … Continue reading

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Short (definitely!) and sweet (hopefully!)

1 April, 2018            Short (definitely!) and sweet (hopefully!) I hope you had a wonderful Easter and a spectacular April Fool’s Day today. I drove to MD and back today and had dinner with my sister and … Continue reading

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Cuernavaca, la eterna primavera

25 March, 2018            Cuernavaca, la eterna primavera Cuernavaca is a place my Mom visited every year in Mexico. “La eterna primavera” means “the eternal Spring” in Spanish; it’s early Spring in Richmond and I saw three … Continue reading

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Paper cranes

25 February, 2018            Paper cranes It’s a “paper crane.” Not an “origami swan.” The reason for the distinction currently escapes me, but I’ll figure it out. These caught my eye on Wednesday morning around 8:00 at … Continue reading

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Short and primarily sweet

11 February, 2018            Short and primarily sweet Short because it’s getting late and Evelyn and I just got home from a long and excellent weekend with family in Blacksburg and Charlottesville. Virginia. Primarily sweet rather than … Continue reading

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Slim Pickens

28 January, 2018            Slim Pickens Change of pace (remember, pickings are slim this week). I was looking for something else and found this picture from March of 2009 at Pony Pasture. It’s a long time from … Continue reading

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 “I can’t complain but sometimes I still do”

21 January, 2018            “I can’t complain but sometimes I still do” That line is from Joe Walsh’s 1978 song Life’s Been Good from the album But Seriously, Folks. An accipiter – either a Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter … Continue reading

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