Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Shadows of a Type

Over more than 15 decades, the building had witnessed many seasons. For a large amount of that time, it had company. And now it continues the journey alone once again.

Annapolis, Maryland.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Why Has This Become What It Is?

I could personally not care less about who a president is married to or that he or she is married at all. What the hell does spousal choice have to do with qualifications for office? Is the electorate that stupid?

Potential first ladies important to voters - USATODAY.com
"You cannot separate the overall impression of a candidate from their spouse any more than you could separate a candidate from his regional accent or his age or the color of his skin, the membership of his political party," says Carl Sferrazza Anthony, who has written several books about first ladies.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Will The Truthers Finally Give Up?

Of course they won't. But that won't let the facts stop them from insisting that the government is behind everything. Years after their twin towers theories had been debunked, they hung their hats on the theory that the gubmint blew up 7 World Trade Center intentionally. And the thing that they never could give a plausible explanation to was, why? And yet, they grind along, with a story that's more interesting than the facts support. It's time to move on.

Government scientists rebut conspiracy theories, say fire brought down trade center building -- Newsday.com

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Illumination Old School

A headlamp from an antique Ford Model T as seen on display in Hartford, Wisconsin.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Look! A Panda!

On a recent trip to San Diego, I had the opportunity to visit the wonderful San Diego Zoo. This is one of the zoos that the Chinese government has allowed to keep pandas, so this is not a common sight.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Igniting a Passion?

After my father's death, my mom, brother and I moved to northern New Jersey, right under the final approach path to Teterboro Airport. Day after day, countless airplanes flew down the street, and I just had to stop and look up at every one of them. One day, the Goodyear Blimp passed overhead, and it was so low I could swear I could reach up and touch it!

Here, two youngsters observe the departure of 55 Piper Comanches leaving Watertown Municipal Aiport for Oshkosh and the EAA AirVenture. Could these be future aviators?