Sunday, February 26, 2017


Chimo and I went for first roadtrip of year to the Revolutionary battle site at the Star Fort in Ninety-Six. It is also the site of the first southern casualty in the war, which I didn't know before. The national park is pretty well kept, and they are finishing updates. We walked the loop and also a side trail. Was fascinated by the sunken road. I would like to have seen some archaeology underway and a museum. The weather was perfect, if not a little breezy. We were going to check out Newberry, where I held my first college teaching job, but at last moment decided to see Greenwood, where I had never been. Unfortunately their museum and art center closed at around one. On a Saturday? Weird. We had a nice southern lunch, which Chimo much enjoyed. Drove back home via Edgeville. We enjoyed driving, chatting, and listening to my song list.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

JIMMY 1972

Here is a rather small shot of me at Camp Flaming Arrow (Florida) in my Scout uniform (Troop 68--Keystone Kampers). I still have the very light hair at this point. I was 12, my first time in a summer camp.

Sunday, January 22, 2017


Joey and myself, just after his passing his Eagle Board of Review last Thursday.

Friday, January 20, 2017


A selfie taken after my court appearance Thursday, concerning wife's nonpayment. Went pretty well, though I was confused a few times. Hadn't seen her in about six years. Somewhat surreal. I'm sure many others have to go through it, but odd for me. I'd say more about the experience, but I doubt most would want to hear it. But, if you can't tell, I am actually smiling in this pic. And last night my eldest boy passed his Eagle Scout Board of Review, which is a great feeling. And also made me think about how old I am getting. Graduation hopefully next.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016


My friend Kathy Merlette, this year retired from our company after long service as office manager, sat next to me at our holiday luncheon. I miss having her at work every day, but she is enjoying her freedom and spending more time with her husband, Joe.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016


Yours truly, near the company Christmas tree, looking a bit scruffy. Cheers.

Monday, December 19, 2016


In honor of his eighteenth year and the release of the latest Star Wars movie, I present the young Joey, about 1.5 years old, practicing his light saber routine.