Light in Dark Places

IMG_5105In-the-barn480I think I'll just leave it at that--a figure of speech not signifying any inner state but only a description of a pattern of light and dark.I will tell you that I was sitting on a hay bale when I took this shot, and that the original lines were boringly parallel.Distortion applied from that same hay bale by the IOS app, Enlight.I'll likely have a few more "shots taken while bored" over the course of the week.

Friends in Low Places

IMG_5006townDrunk480Still unpacking from our whirlwind trip to and from Missouri and have a few images to share.The one above, from a favorite regular dinner stop on the way up. Last time we were there, a guy fell off a bar stool. Made for great entertainment. Not so lucky this time.But I did grab a shot across the room that doesn't hold up so well for details of the small sign above the chunky patron. It reads..[su_button target="blank" style="soft" background="#eadea1" color="#1f1717" size="5" wide="yes" center="yes" radius="5" icon="icon: pagelines" icon_color="#ffffff" text_shadow="1px 1px 0px #000000" desc="'Our … Continue Reading ››

Aging: The Challenges of the Back Nine

aging_1So: We started joking about "playing the back nine" when we turned 50.  The half-century mark is no trivial milestone in our brief animation on Earth. After all, while it represents exactly HALF a century, actuarially speaking, the odds increase that it could be 100% of an entire lifetime.One of my best friends died a few years after we both celebrated the half-century mark. He was 52. He died with his boots on, literally. He was backpacking in Pisgah with a group of guys that could easily have included me. It was … Continue Reading ››

Notes to Self ~ 13 Nov 2015

mealwormHive480► What to give for Christmas this year? I've started my list.  This Desktop Edible Insect Hive Grows Your Daily Protein At Home.
  • Lower your food carbon-footprint
  • Feed your livestock kitchen scraps, harvest and prepare--all on your kitchen countertop. Comes with a starter kit of mealworms. Think of it: the mealworm smoothies; quiches; stews and casseroles! High in protein, low in carbs.
  • No animal diseases transmitted; no hormones or antibiotics required; no farm effluents to pollute local waters.
  • Squeamish? Get over it. The Golden Age of Big Burgers is over. Insects are the wave … Continue Reading ››
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