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A place where I let it all hang out.



I'm not dead yet... Married with adult kids. Hiker, backpacker, photographer, nudie, and dreamer of implausible dreams

Miss Kuroitsu from the Monster Development Department

If you didn't watch Miss Kuroitsu from the Monster Development Department, you're missing one of the closing season's gems. Miss Kuroitsu is an up-and-coming researcher in the Monster Development Department of Agastia. She is the principal protagonist in the series.... Continue Reading →

The Naked Violinist

A brilliant young violinist heads off to the Royal Academy of Music to fulfill his dreams. A boy who needs to please everyone. And then he is taken on by the London Symphony. There's only one problem. The pressure to... Continue Reading →

A Sad Feeling

Image from: Professor Adrian Wilson, Knee and Sports Injury Specialists I haven't been able to hike much this year. Back in January I did something to my knee. I was getting on a bicycle to go for a ride with... Continue Reading →

They’re baaaaak!

Last year we had a family of mourning doves move into a basket on a shelf under the back patio awning. They raised two clutches of eggs and then left. We emptied the basket out after they had left and... Continue Reading →

More Cars – Heavy sigh!

I mentioned last time all the difficulty we've been having with cars. One was stolen and then recovered. One was stolen and completely stripped. One was totaled by an inattentive driver making a left turn without looking. The saga continues.... Continue Reading →

Can you love me naked? – Ella Mai A powerful, beautiful, song about accepting another's rough spots and jagged edges. Take away the big shirts, the tattoos, the sweatpants and VansOkay, I don't wear no makeup, no purse in my handsMy resting bitch face is mistaken for... Continue Reading →

A beautiful duet on ice — Phil Ebersole’s Blog Guys, this is the most beautiful skating video I have ever seen. The athletes are stunning in their coordination and grace. This particular version of "The Sound of Silence" is compelling. The duet requires perfect communication, but the song... Continue Reading →

Sowing the Wind

For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk; the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up. - Hosea 8:7 The war has gotten... Continue Reading →

Witnessing History

I often hate witnessing history. Been doing it for 6 decades now. For every triumph, there are so many tragedies. As the ancient curse goes, "May you live in interesting times!" So the Czar of Russia wants to reclaim his... Continue Reading →

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