After dark

I'm off for a while, taking a welcome break from blogging. If anyone wants to stage a coup while I'm out, it's all yours.


Not yet

Thanks for the good wishes. You're the best.

Big trees

I'm hoping they'll help put a few things in perspective.

(Click the Blue @ Night box)

Enjoy yourself, buddy

And hug a tree for me while you're there. :)


Very clever.

Have a great trip

Fair winds and following seas


The measure of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. - FDR


It's funny having another Annapolis person around in a weird sort of way. I'm not in touch with anyone from my class (72), except maybe one guy every couple of years. I had a falling out over George Bush.

Have a great trip

Looking at that picture gives a whole new meaning to "perspective." Relax and enjoy your family.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Safe Journey James

come back refreshed and ready to fight the good fight.

Drink it all in.

Suck it up and store it away in your soul.

Many years ago I had the extreme pleasure of sitting amongst the ancients in Kings Canyon for several hours just after a snowfall. Never heard absolute silent "quiet" before then. Never heard it since. Sucked it up and saved it in my memory, though. It is a beautiful thing.

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."