COVID Graduation

High School Graduation A month later than planned, this 2020 class of high school seniors attended commencement ceremonies in their football stadium. Social distancing for the 300 students required the entire field. Each student was allowed only four guests (tickets checked at the gate) and they were assigned to certain areas of the bleachers to … Continue reading COVID Graduation

Thanksgiving – 2018

Happy Thanksgiving! Go for it!     ... but be thankful for all your blessings.   Thought for the Day:  Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.                                                    … Continue reading Thanksgiving – 2018

Log Jam

Taken along the Platte River in mid-summer, this is a visual definition of a logjam. Heavy rains or rapid snow melt upriver washes fallen trees and other debris down stream.  Acting like strainers, bridge abutments collect the trees, sometimes blocking the natural flow of the river, causing local flooding. Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary (publ. 1973) … Continue reading Log Jam

Halloween – 2017

Halloween is right around the corner. The family Halloween party was a little different this year; i.e. held in two locations.  What was typical and expected about the party was the Des Moines group won the best-costume prize ... AGAIN ... as usual ... as always. Omaha was a mixed bag of good efforts, like … Continue reading Halloween – 2017

Riga’s New Town

Latvia's capital city, Riga, lies on the banks of the Baltic Sea at the mouth of the Daugava River. From this vantage point, Riga looks like an ultra modern city.  This is a view of the new town, called "The Left Bank" by the locals.  Out of the photo on the left lies the medieval … Continue reading Riga’s New Town

Bus Stop

A lot of celebrities hang out in Taos, NM.  Here, in Arroyo Seco, a small town close to Taos, I found Colonel Sanders' younger brother and Mrs. Doubtfire waiting for a bus. Thought for the Day:  You never get a second chance to make a first impression.                 … Continue reading Bus Stop

Columns

While visiting Ceasarea (see former posts Ceasarea, Roman Amphitheater and Roman Aqueduct), I turned to the south and noticed the massive columns of an electrical power plant framed by the two Roman columns.  This is Israel's largest power plant, located on the Mediterranean Sea about 50 miles north of Tel Aviv. The columns of Ceasarea have been … Continue reading Columns

Rattlesnakes Only!

I was in Arizona during the recent GOP Presidential debates, their primary is tomorrow.  This sign was in a sparsely populated area where few people would ever see it.  I thought the sign would be more effective if it was posted at the entrance to the halls of Congress in Washington, DC. Thought for the … Continue reading Rattlesnakes Only!