Thursday, November 22, 2012


     It's a day for giving thanks, and I am very thankful today.  I've got a belly full of turkey and all the fixin's, but only cause I was pretty lucky this week.  I crashed my truck coming home from work on saturday night, and came very close to not walking away from it.  There was a winding road, some gravel, a guard rail, a big hill, and of course, the tree which I barely missed.  After a short head-trauma-induced nap, I managed to get myself home without the car.  Talk about bad stories!  So, now I'm mostly incapacitated with a bruised ribcage and a pounding headache, and without a truck to get around, but you can bet I'm grateful to be with my family today.  

Have a thankful day.  

Friday, November 16, 2012

Photo update

Photos? I got 'em.
tree silhouette with green background

     So, I haven't been writing a lot.  Nor have I had a lot of things to write about bouncing around my head, but I have been photographizing quite a bit.  Here's what I've come up with:

South side, birmingham bridge

pittsburgh backyard wall

pittsburgh house

I guess from now on, if I don't have anything to say, I'll just show...
And if you can't wait for a photo update, you can check out my flickr page which I update periodically.

Have a visual day.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

I hope nobody's been reading this.

     This is important!  The election is coming up in less than a week and tonight the Chiefs play the Chargers.  This country needs a real change, but we're given the choice between the two candidates that pledge to treat all the symptoms of the problems we're having while leaving the causes unchanged (and unmentioned).  What's that?  You think you might consider a third party candidate?  Go ahead!  Throw your vote away! --And here's Lady Gaga with a song to distra-- er... empower you to chose either of the two political parties.  You were born this way baby!  The federal reserve system is killing our country and Snooki is having children, and I could tell you in great detail about why we're going down the tubes in about 15 minutes, but Taylor Swift broke up with Conor Kennedy this week, and Gary Busey got plastic surgery, and Vince Vaughn should get it, and Cate Blanchett will never get it.  What an idiot!-- I admire her commitment to age naturally-- I think she should be kicked out of tinsel town.  And the chargers are up 7-0 at the end of the first quarter.

monkey balls in the water in the woods

     This may sound like a rambling useless post, but I'm trying to make a point here!  It's pretty easy to get distracted from the important things in the world, we've got celebrities, professional sports, new cars, iPods, and every other manner of consumer good that we couldn't dream up a dozen years ago, but can't live without now-- and it can only get worse from here.  Look at the websites on some of the links above.  The one web address is ''.  Think about that for a second; gossip as a subcategory of entertainment on a news website.  More and more, we are blurring the lines between news and entertainment, and becoming less informed in the process.  When celebrity gossip and fashion trends are presented as the most important things, they become the most important things to people.  It's getting to the point that any message that would be received and understood by a large enough segment of society to cause a change would have to be so dumbed down and diluted that it wouldn't be worth telling anyone at all.  I guess what I'm trying to say is that you can't really count on anyone else to make the changes for you.  You've got to inform yourself, dodge the distractions, and be the change you want to see in the world.

God, I hope nobody's reading this, cause I don't want myself to think I dumbed this down for everyone.
Queen anne's lace, blue speckled berries, fake bird nests

Have an informed day.