Winston Churchill wrote, “Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Santayana said much the same. For one who lived through it and personally experienced it, there is a pattern of events from some 60 years ago that is disturbingly similar to events unfolding in Afghanistan. In the late months of […]
Events & News
Special events that take place need to have a home and this is it…
This is the wisest set of words that I have read in decades.
Australians often give very direct answers. In this case, it stopped any further questions, which was probably his intent. Stupid question, excellent answer! For those that don’t know him,Major General Peter Cosgrove is an Australian.General Cosgrove was interviewed on the radio recently.Read his reply to the lady who interviewed him concerning guns and children.Regardless of […]
Real Time” host Bill Maher closed his show Friday night by sounding the alarm on China’s growing dominence over the United States. “You’re not going to win the battle for the 21st century if you are a silly people. And Americans are a silly people,” Maher began the monologue, alluding to a “Lawrence of Arabia” […]
Making the best of the times…celebrating Christmas at home with the Gormans
Short trip and just a few pictures. In the moon pictures, if you look very closely you can also see a star…terribly difficult.
Taken in our back yard It took a lot of experimentation to get this right!
Around the house , on to Prince William Forest and Great Falls
Melanie & Matt & Kids come over for the 4th. Matt supplied the fireworks.
Just a sampling of all the pictures taken on a trip to the Outer Banks
The Hawks have grown and flown….took hundreds of pictures and many hours of video. Here are some high-lites… The Early months: Nesting and Feeding Mostly Grown but not yet on their own: On their Own Now…
On 4/16/2019 I had the pleasure of attending a class to learn the basics of driving a Zamboni, which was a wonderful gift from my daughter. Below are some pictures taken there.
One afternoon I walked out to the back yard after coming home from work to find a large tree limb on the ground, fallen from a dead tree in the back yard: The tree was well within distance to hit the house if it fell in the right/wrong direction. Knowing that and the fact that […]
Today I wandered around the property and took some representative pictures The view from the entrance: Off to the Right Side: Toward the Back Yard: A Dead Tree…removed a few days later…Check out Looking Down the Hill to the “Back 40”: In the “Back 40”: This is a wonderful peaceful place with squirrels, deer, hawk, […]
In celebration of her 16th Birthday, Laura came to Virginia for a visit. Arrives at the airport: A little R & R: Downtown to the museums with Grandpa. The Hope Diamond, Butterflies and a little History: Dinner at our favorite Mexican Restaurant An evening at Cirque du Soleil A Family Afternoon for visits and tractor […]
We returned to New Mexico for our Summer vacation, something I have wanted to do for a number of years. High-Lights were seeing the Candy Lady, a train ride, the Bisti Wilderness and the Perseid’s Meteor shower. Day one in Albuquerque Then on to Santa Fe, the Plaza, a visit to my favorite Book Store […]
Every year for quite a long time, we have made a visit to Connecticut to celebrate her brother Joey’s birthday. Think it was year 74…