Category Archives: History

Veteran’s Day 11_11_22

By John McCrae In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row,    That mark our place; and in the sky    The larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days agoWe lived, felt … Continue reading

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Anniversary hike 10_10_22

To celebrate our anniversary, we tried going up to our favorite Fall color viewing spot in the Ski Basin. Sadly, a paving project turned the road into a parking lot. So we changed plans and visited the Santa Fe Canyon … Continue reading

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July 28, 1974

48 (ulp) years ago, my older brother’s date canceled and he decided to take me along to my very first ever real rock concert. The acts were Jesse Colin Young, the Beach Boys and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. I … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day

Here’s to all the Dad’s who gave their kids military buzzcuts!

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Memorial Day 2022

Dad conducting a class at the Naval base in Port Huenemie, CA, circa 1953. After his stint in the South Pacific during WWII, Dad was an instructor during the Korean War. While we celebrate those who gave their lives, don’t … Continue reading

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Thoughts & Prayers

A collection of Republicans (and a couple of Democrats) who will be very, very concerned about this latest, tragic mass shooting of school children. Click photos for details.

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Critical Race Theory

The photo below is of the Memphis garbage collector’s strike in April, 1968. Dr. King’s last speech was at a rally in support of their cause. He was murdered the next day. The same epithets and paranoia they faced in … Continue reading

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Fungie, the Dingle dolphin

I recently learned that the bottlenose dolphin known as Fungie has disappeared. He was a resident of Dingle Bay, Ireland since 1983 and was a major tourist attraction. He swam alongside the fishing boats to catch a meal or a … Continue reading

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Taliesin West 8_15_21

For my last day in Phoenix, I had the pleasure of visiting the Southwest home of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Built in 1937, Taliesin West is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of my favorite subjects of study … Continue reading

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Smoky sunset 8_7_21

The smoke from all the fires out West has now settled in Santa Fe. While it makes a lovely sunset timelapse, it’s not very good for the lungs. Climate change is not something for the future… the future is here. … Continue reading

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