The Edge of the World

This is an incredible photo taken near Grady, New Mexico, where the fields reach right up to the edge of a very rugged, extremely eroded landscape that continues down into a desert valley. There’s apparently a state highway that runs through the area … hmmm. When I first saw the picture it looked like a … Read more

Will You Still Need Me?

Will you still feed me? Oh wait, that’s the wrong band, and anyway, it’s a year late for “When I’m 64”! Happy 65th Birthday to Bob Dylan. Ah, but I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now.

Mother Bird Feeding Baby

Captured this late yesterday afternoon as a mother bird was feeding her baby in our backyard.

RIP Ramrod

Ramrod was a familiar site to folks attending Grateful Dead concerts; he recently passed away following a bout with lung cancer.

What A Miserable Coward!

Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) made the following cowardly remark at yesterday’s Hayden confirmation hearings: “I am a strong supporter of the First Amendment, the Fourth Amendment and civil liberties, but you have no civil liberties if you are dead.” Senator Roberts, meet a true American Patriot, and weep because you will never be the man … Read more

This One is Ugly

Sadly, this is just another predictable outcome of starting a war of choice. When one starts a war without a very compelling reason one has already lost the moral high ground … and things usually go downhill from there. The thing is, I can’t completely blame the soldiers who performed the atrocities mentioned in the … Read more

Are We Losing the War on Terror?

The following article is used with permission. If you don’t have the time or inclincation to read the entire post, please consider this question: How does giving up the very freedoms terrorists seek to destroy equal victory? Losing The War On Terror? I’m here to remind people that the best way to fight terrorism is … Read more

Four Years Already!

I just thought it worth noting that this blog turned four years old today! It’s been an interesting exercise, chronicling good times and bad, and though my posting frequency has always been intermittent, I can’t imagine not having this outlet for sharing. I began the blog with a vague idea that perhaps I’d learn more … Read more

Aerial Geology

Thanks to Doc for the link to this incredible photo essay: Geology by Light Plane , designed and created by a college professor 40 years ago, and now available on the web. Professor Louis Maher felt that the teaching of geology lent itself to visual presentation methods. Source material was available for in-class use, but … Read more

A KVM That Works

Finally! Over the years I’ve tried 3 different KVM (Keyboard/Video/Mouse) switches and have finally found one that works! And by works, I mean it simply works. Not some of the time, not sort of, it just works. I need to share the keyboard, display and mouse between at least 2, and ideally up to 4 … Read more