Saturday, September 26, 2009

All The News That Fits In Print

So, kiddo is in England,

and I'm not.

AND this song makes me cry, every damn time.

But, I'm staying busy.

This happened.

I finished my grant-funded photography show and am now trolling for a place to display it. Since it is political, and not politically correct, this has been slow going.

Responded to a fire in the forest, started by an unattended campfire. Some jackass, too drunk to realize his fire was not out.

Got to use this thing, which is called a Rhino but looks like a hoe.

Put out the fire.

What would Smokey say?

To make sure I kept myself occupied, I signed up for the next level of EMT training which absolutely, positively insures I won't be able to do anything for the next four months except study, go to class, study, study, study.

Why did I think that was a good idea?

I don't remember.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Bon Voyage

Very early this AM,
kiddo took off to Europe
to become a Master of Science.

We did a lot of this.

Homeland Security Threat Level is ORANGE.
Whatever that means.
And I'm NOT going to think about it.

Her Dad and I watched the plane wing away.
Kinda like kindergarten, but not quite.

Not everyone got to go.

Have fun, Honey, learn lots,

and remember what I said about those Irishmen.




Monday, September 14, 2009

You Can

You can have anything you want --

if you want it badly enough.

You can be anything you want to be,

do anything you set out to accomplish,

if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.

Abraham Lincoln

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Do You See What I See?

This is Jake, my mother's cat.

He happened to be reclining nearby when I was wandering around making test shots with my new close-up lens.

What's that in his eye, you ask?

A reflection of the porch railing.

Way cool, no?

Thursday, September 10, 2009


After a summer of hiking through burned woods,

I needed to look at something else.

Plus -- new lens.