A little bit of kindness & a little bit of rock and roll

Merriam-Webster has as one of its descriptions of the word kind saying “of a kind to give pleasure or relief.” I resonate with that description, should we not give pleasure (delight or joy) as well as relief (removal or lightening of something oppressive) to people?  The imagery of this Amelia Earhart quote perfectly captures the… Read More

Words, Windows and Disturbed

Have you ever experienced Altschmerz? Altschmerz is a German word that describes a weariness with the same old issues you’ve always had – the same boring flaws and anxieties that you’ve been gnawing for years. I am not sure about you but I experience this often. Just when you get an issue resolved….another one you’ve… Read More

Saharan dust, dentists, 1215 and birthdays.

Here are some links to a few things that I have found interesting this week. Massive Saharan Dust Plume Completes 5,000-Mile Journey From Africa to the U.S.I am sure that most people have seen this in the news already. But how crazy is this dust storm coming from the Sahara? The Saharan Air Layer, is… Read More

Memorial Day Weekend

If you don’t look at any of the links below, I do hope that you will follow this link here : Memorial Day 2020. Here’s another well done video. The photos that I am including in this post are from my visit to DC in April of 2019. The three most effective memorials in DC… Read More

A drive along the Trace

Happy May 1st! This past Sunday the weather was glorious, so of course a drive was in order. As a good Sunday drive in the South, we ventured along the Natchez Trace. If you’ve never traveled any of the Natchez Trace, it would definitely be worth your time. Here is what The Scenic Trace has… Read More

“Once you have tasted of the sky, you will forever look up”

Happy Friday! Can you believe that next week it will be May?! This week I went into my “archives” and found some of my sky pictures. The sky is my favorite photography subject of all. I find the continuity of it calming and the discontinuity of it thrilling. “Once you have tasted the taste of… Read More

Coffee and a photo round-up

Welcome again to another Friday morning photo post, I hope that everyone is doing well. We’ve gotten hooked on Black Rifle coffee. We’ve been drinking the Freedom Fuel, it’s a dark roast that is strong without being bitter. Definitely worth checking out. Hopefully you can find the lizard in one of the pictures below. Here… Read More

Friday Photos [4th Edition]

Good Friday morning to you all. I hope that you are continuing to adjust to the changes well and that wherever you may be, you’re enjoying Springtime. I am including some pictures from this past week as well as a few from March/April of 2019. I decided to plant some strawberries last week and what… Read More

Fridays are for Pictures

Happy Friday to you all. I do hope that you find these pictures enjoyable. If you haven’t seen Wellington visiting the Belugas, you have to watch this. And a Peacock Mantis Shrimp may be one of the coolest “animals” that I have seen! They have 16 color-detecting receptors (humans only have 3!) and they can… Read More