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228935_10100144579688033_6458830_nIt’s Winter-fall
Red skies are gleaming – oh –
Sea-gulls are flyin’ over
Swans are floatin’ by
Smoking chimney-tops
Am I dreaming…
Am I dreaming…?

– Queen

Okay, so perhaps I’m jumping the gun a bit with the photo and the song quote. But I can’t help myself: I’m excited.

Those of you who don’t live in Central Texas (or really, those of you who live anywhere where seasons are actually a thing) may not understand my emotion, and this whole post may seem a bit pointless. Bear with me…

Saturday, October 3, 2015–the first day of the latter year on which our thermostat actually dropped by itself!

Yeah, baby!
Winter is on the horizon at last, and all is right with the world!




May your travels be snowy and bright!

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And the award for Most Disturbing Photo goes to…

So, my folks are moving to a new house they just built. In the process, they have been rummaging through old boxes, the contents of some of which haven’t seen the light of day since before we went to Argentina in 1987. The other day, I went over to their rental to help clear out the garage, and when I walked into the living room, this is what I found on the floor.

(Note: No arranging involved.)


Brush with Greatness

This has been a heavy week, for several reasons, and I’ve had a hard time with that writer’s-block-y thing. So, I leave you with proof (albeit grudging) that every once in a while, a library cataloger’s job can be pretty cool.

Straight from the White House–through the Library of Congress–through the personal library of Ramon F. Adams–to my desk…





Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves


The red sandstone arches of the 11th-century abbey on Lindisfarne (otherwise known as Holy Island). If you seek peace, this is the place to go. Some even claim that the spirits of long-dead saints still walk the ruined passages and pray in unison with the present-day pilgrim…