Monday, February 28, 2005




Tulips
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Advice to Miles: Get flowers for the woman in your life. Do it often. Tulips are good, roses good too. It shows that you care, and are thinking about her.

Advice to Annabelle: Be suspicious of a man who gives you flowers too frequently.

Sunday, February 27, 2005

Wienermobile

Annabelle, Miles and I have had many fun day and overnight trips to Gettysburg, PA. The first was to visit the Land of Little Horses.

This past summer (2004) we found the wienermobile parked behind the Farnsworth Inn and took this picture.

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. Yashica T4 Posted by Hello

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Miles Schoolwork



Dinnertime Together is Really Important

Miles has been living with us to help him achieve his goals for school. He's been here three weeks or so, and so far has made it to school on time every day (except when he was ill) and completed, and turned in, on time, every homework assignment. Good work! Keep it up, Miles!

Working at Home


Self Portait

I'm lucky - I have a job that allows me to work anywhere there is a high speed internet connection available, like in my home.

Monday, February 21, 2005

Winter Ennui



Miles Lunch with Me
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Winter can breed a variety of discontent. Available light is less prevelant during the winter months, resulting in photographs like this one.

All kinds of of other things are less available as well. Our produce comes from south america, our other needs are fulfilled from God knows where. Even lunch in a suburban chain restaurant, perfect for a teenager under normal circumstances, can be unsatisfying.

Under-resourced, everyone trudges toward spring.

We need to be mindful of the good things to come. They are in the offing.

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Winter in Gettysburg Pennsylvania

We took a quick trip to Gettysburg today. I wanted to use the Canon Powershot A85 to shoot some landscapes. I'm pleased with the results.


Monument at the spot of Winfield Scott Hancock, Union second corps commander's wounding. Hancock was a superb corps commander, and kept the Union line intact on the second day when the third corps collapsed under Longstreet's first assault after being deployed improperly by it's inept (political) general Sickles.

Standing on this spot, it's easy to see why Hancock spent so much time there. It affords a perfect view of both the second and third corps positions.
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Kim at the peach orchard.
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Plum Run
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Gouverner K. Warren statue on Little Round Top, looking west toward Lee's postion.
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View north from the left of the Union position on Little Round Top toward Cemetary Hill.
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Looking east from Lee's position toward Cemetary Ridge and Cemetary Hill.
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Virginia memorial. Robert E. Lee on Traveller. Lee lost the battle of Gettysburg because of the need to promote people in the Army of Norther Virginia abover their level of competency, and because of widespread, superb performance by the Union leadership at all levels.
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Ambrose Powell Hill's headquarters marker. He and I have things in common.
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McPherson barn
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Statue of General John Buford, who played a big part in engineering the (in my view) Union strategic victory on the first day of the battle, by creating a defense in depth of Cemetary hill with his cavalry. Cemetary hill is the key to the battlefield, Buford knew it, and he preserved it for Meade.
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Kim in the Crown Vic
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Iverson's Pits
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Kim doing some relic hunting at Iverson's pits.
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Iverson's pits.
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Inside the Dobbins House
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The Dobbins House
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Kim and I at the Dobbins House restaurant. The building was built in 1776.
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Steinwehr Avenue, the tourist district
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