Monticello Countryside Serenity

This is one of my favorite pictures from my visit to the home of our founders. It was taken just before we went to Thomas Jefferson’s home Monticello.

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I Do Pro-Bono Work, If The Price is Right

I don’t really remember where the title came from for this post, but I kinda think that getting paid for pro bono work means much more than money. In my pre-retirement life I just didn’t have the time to do much volunteering. I did do a bunch of maintenance work for a downtown Catholic diocese […]

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Give Em Hell!

I have taken hundreds of pictures of the settling of America. This is one of my favorites. It was taken at a presidential library in Missouri. Care to guess whose library it was? I’ll give you a hint, his nickname was “Give em hell Harry”. If you don’t know now, google it 😎 I like […]

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Balancing Act

I found this critter on the streets of Rapid City South Dakota. I love the artsy nature of this full-sized bronze. There were several others around that I will eventually get around to including them here.

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Outside The Box…

I love outside the box buildings. They spark my creative imagination. I love things that stretch your imagination, stretch your brain. For this post, I want to show you an “outside the box” art museum.  I don’t think there is another building quite like this one.  It is the Milwaukee Museum of Art. I usually only […]

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A Quick Saturday Post

Just wanted to put out a quicky Saturday post of a picture in my library. I have no idea where it came from but it certainly draws me in.

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Auto School – 1920 Style

I am always on the lookout for group photos from the past. Looking at the individual faces helps me to remember that history is about people as well as events.   It is hard to believe that so many were learning to work on cars as early as 1920. Of course the primary auto in those […]

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Seeking Bliss

I know the old saying that “Ignorance is Bliss” but I would kinda like finding bliss without going that far. We are in some pretty serious times but, let’s face it, ignorance can be down right dangerous right now. Bliss is supposedly a state of perfect happiness. I don’t think I, or anyone else for […]

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The Homestead

This week we celebrate 20 years of being on the homestead. It’s a lot of work to keep up the 2+ acres and maintaining a 100-year-old house but well worth it. We are surrounded by trees and nature. I kinda think that is how God intended us to live.

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The Great Salt Lake

The Great Salt Lake in Utah is like no other place on earth. It was once an in-land sea eons ago. We came into it from the west and that was a stretch of land 40 miles long where absolutely nothing grows. It was more a lunar landscape than and earthly one.

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Tearing Out My Heart For You…

I didn’t have to put this picture through any app to make it abstract as it is already in that mode. This full-size Lego statue was found in a Peoria Illinois museum last year. I have always been fascinated by how creative some folks are with these small building blocks. I have several more to […]

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Looking For Humor In The Crappy Stuff

I have let it be known at my daily journal blog over at RJsCorner that Will Rogers is one of my top heroes in life. If you want to see some of the many posts about him just go there and select his name from the tag cloud. For those of you who might not […]

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Ode to The Hardware Store

I am old enough to remember hardware stores like this one. They were a big part of my growing up as I found myself fascinated by all the things and wanted to know what they did. This hardware store is still in service in a small town in Indiana.  There aren’t any Lowes or Home […]

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Out Of This World

Anyone care to guess what this is a picture of? I won’t make you wait because it would then be a very short post. 😅 It is the maneuvering vents of the Space Shuttle now in the Washington DC Museum of History. It seems like yesterday that I saw them but it has been almost […]

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History of Mustard?

I am very aware that people collect just about everything in the world. Being as how the USA is driven by consumer spending it’s not surprising that we have some of the biggest collections in the world. In case you were wondering there is even a museum in Madison Wisconsin dedicated to a mustard collection. […]

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