My Acadian Friend

I have got to put this picture back on the revised-edition of RJsView as it is one of my favorite memories from my visits to our northern neighbors. This old guy has likely spent a very long life in a very cold place. When I came across him, I almost had the feeling that I […]

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Remembering Don

My college years were probably the most important years of my life. They were a time when I quit being a skinny kid from a very small rural conservative town. They showed me that I had responsibilities as an adult to more than just myself. They showed me a world that I never knew even […]

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Simplicity

I took a lot of pictures of the Mississinewa 1812 reenactments in 2019. Little did I know that this October 2019 event would be the last road trip until 2021. Hopefully, the pandemic will be under control this year so that my trips across America can continue. I chose this picture for today due primarily […]

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The Sound Of Music

The above photo was taken at the 2019 Mississinewa Battle Reenactment. When I took the picture my heart sunk just a little and sadness overcame me. This is not the first time that has happened. In fact, I have felt the same thing hundreds of times in the past 20 years or so. In my […]

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Wall Art

For this post, I give you a piece of wall art. I mean that literally “wall art”. I need to give you a little background before I tell you more about it. I went deaf in 1988. It was not a sudden thing, it slowly evolved for a 20-year period. One of the things I […]

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Serendipity

I have databases and files for everything it seems. When I was looking at my photo collections with my new Luminar AI app recently I came across this photo above. I first it shocked me because I didn’t remember it like that. Yeah, I remembered the photo of the older boy helping a young one […]

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What A basket!!

No, this isn’t some trick using photoshop, it was a real corporate headquarters located in Berlin Ohio called Longaberger Baskets. Unfortunately, they went out of business in 2018 after 45 years. They started up again in 2019 with digital sales only but are only a shell of their former self. We visited there in 2008 […]

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Beauty and the beast

It is interesting how our perspectives change in different circumstances. Ice storms are always treacherous and cost many lives on the road. But, now that I am retired and don’t have to get out of the house except when I want to, I can see the beauty of ice. This picture was taken almost 10 […]

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Coastal Taco

I love things that are unique and this picture is one of them. I love the randomness of the wires and lighting. This picture was taken at Coastal Taco in Cleveland Ohio. The building and even the menu were unique. And the tacos were pretty good. Here is a couple more pictures for your perusal.

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Canadian Creativity

I’ve seen many creative windmills in my time but I think this one tops the list. It was taken at the Canada Agricultural Museum near Ottawa Canada.

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Creativity At Its Most Basic

I wish I could remember more about this particular image. From my gps data I know it was taken just north of Columbus Ohio but my memory escapes me on more details. That seems to be happening more and more lately. 🥸 Any way I celebrate the creativity of whoever made it.

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Chillin Out In Cleveland

A little self-abstract for you today. While visiting some high school classmates in Cleveland we decided to see the famous city market there. The original of this abstract was taken at a small café that was in the same building. It ended up that the market was closed that day (Tuesday?), but we still enjoyed […]

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George Washington Slept Here?

I came across this guy at a rendezvous near Chicago in 2017. He does look remarkably like George Washington doesn’t he? But I guess all the people in the background say otherwise. 😉

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Ewe, Me & The Apple Tree

I have a painting with the words of the title above, so when I saw it in real life I HAD to take a quick picture. 😎

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