The lifeblood of designers everywhere isn’t tequila, a good champagne or a nice micro-brew, no, of course not, uh, right? Well we suppose not, at least for the sake of this post. No the lifeblood for those early morning hours, or those hours that go into the middle of the night(or early morning), when the […]Read More Coffee, I Need Coffee
“In great deeds something abides. On great fields something stays. Forms change and pass; bodies disappear, but spirits linger, to consecrate ground for the vision-place of souls.” – Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain (October 3rd, 1889 Gettysburg. 20th Maine dedication)Read More Colonel Joshua Chamberlain
I am an Ohioan, a proud Ohioan whose family has been in Ohio since; best I can determine, the 1820’s, maybe earlier. I have ancestors who have fought in the Civil War, including a fellow named Kingsbury Sweet who was my grandfather’s, grandfather. So, to no surprise I am interested in stories about Ohio units […]Read More Commander Sawyers Charge
Two Tramps in Mud Time — Robert Frost Out of the mud two strangers came And caught me splitting wood in the yard, And one of them put me off my aim By hailing cheerily “Hit them hard!” I knew pretty well why he had dropped behind And let the other go on a way. […]Read More Two Tramps in Mud Time
In honor of that day, June 14th, 1775 the founding of the Continental Army and the service of so many of my family members I thought I would do a visual salute to the United States Army. So in honor of my Dad who was in on the front lines facing the Russians in Germany […]Read More US Army 238 Years Old Today
An hour long documentary Entertaining Vietnam. Entertainers who didn’t perform at the large base or with the Bob hope tour but those who went to the small out of the way forward bases and more dangerous areas of South Vietnam. A very different look and a unique story well told. Anyone interested in the Vietnam […]Read More Vitenam: A Different Story
Dear Readers Today it was 54 degrees and sunny. The cats were grateful and played outside most of the day, it was a great day to get some good fresh air and just enjoy an amazing December day. It was so great I’d have to call it a Chamber of Commerce kind of day here […]Read More December 29th
The story Okay I pulled this account from Blonde Housewife, who pulled it from BlackFive(dot)net I’d been looking for something to post about today and this seems the most appropiate. On a day when so many gave the last full measure for the United States of America. I pulled this from the D-Day website, some startling […]Read More June 6th, 1944
Here is a video report from the scene. You can see how severe and widespread the damage. Thankfully everyone is okay. There are great people over at OARDC and they will bounce back quickly. I have great faith in them to do so even if it’s so bad that all classes are cancelled they’ve closed […]Read More Tornado hits OARDC and Secrest in Wooster, Ohio.
Pearl Fryar After all the commotion Pearl received on the documentary shown on HGTV and the traffic this blog received when I promoted the documentary, some more news and a request came about. Friends of Mr. Fryar wanted all of you to be aware of this website and the big news: The Pearl Fryar Topiary […]Read More Pearl Fryar update, plus some Odds-n-Ends
The teaching of America’s youth moves onward: Fifty Years of Math 1959-2009 (in the USA ) Last week we purchased a burger at Burger King for $1.58. The counter girl took our $2 and digging for change we found 8 cents and gave it to her. She stood there, holding the nickel and 3 pennies, […]Read More Math: 50 years
more about “Wow, Crazy, or Just Insane Fun!“, posted with vodpodRead More Wow, Crazy, or Just Insane Fun!
I’ll be leaving for the CENTS show on Sunday morning, I need to be there by 11:30am. My stone workshop is SOLD OUT! A full class of 25 eager stone-niks. It should be a lot of fun. I have not “planned the entire 3 hours, I am leaving some latitude for the students to take […]Read More CENTS Show, Coming Up!
What could they have been thinking? Why did they just walk away? So when they were laying up the forms for the section section this is what they came up with?Read More The Neighborhood Sidewalk
Anyone who had been looking for the website for the Whispering Crane Institute this last week may have had some problems. Problems like finding it. It wasn’t there-it was gone. The data had vanished into the internet tubes out there in data space. How’d it happen? I got no idea. Anyway without boring anyone who […]Read More Housekeeping, Websites, and E-mail