Colonel Joshua Chamberlain

“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)

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Commander Sawyers Charge

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 […]

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June 6th, 1944 We Remember

. First Wave at Omaha Beach WHEN HE WAS PROMOTED TO OFFICER RANK AT EIGHTEEN, S. L. A. MARSHALL WAS THE YOUNGEST SHAVETAIL IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY DURING WORLD WAR I. HE REJOINED THE ARMY IN 1942, BECAME A COMBAT HISTORIAN WITH THE RANK OF COLONEL; AND THE NOTES HE MADE AT THE TIME […]

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2012

Well what’s going to happen this year? The housing market seems to be recovering in a few areas but most areas the market is still depressed and most folks see no sign of an upturned market. If folks do not believe there house is going to appreciate or at least stay at least level there […]

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They call it . . . Plant Chair

Ok gang as I was searching around I stumbled across this “chair“. Thoughts? Opinions? Here’s the promo line: Plants growing around your bum? Yes! This wooden chair by¬†Kinokoto¬†is designed to be a stress-free zone with wells for plants in the seat back. The above is a close-up of the chair and below is the big […]

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E-mail Alert:

A note to say I have changed web-host providers for my regular web-site. This has shut down my e-mail address. I hope to have that e-mail back up and running by Monday afternoon. If you are using G-mail I would love to hear from you about it. I am thinking of using it for all […]

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One man’s junk . . .

This is a shot I took last summer at a wholesale stone yard/quarry/fabricator in Central, Ohio. I was drawn to this stone because of it’s great color and potential to become a piece of art in the landscape. As stand alone elements or as a collection of pieces to create a “scene” in the landscape. […]

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APLD

This is an organization that I am a founding member of, and I believe that anyone who wants to be a better Landscape Designer should become a member of. Join APLD

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