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.

Sunday, November 13, 2016


After getting Joey to his job, I slipped downtown to catch the last few bands at the festival. It was pretty chilly, but the music was hot. And luckily one guy was selling big cups of hot chocolate for $3. I was surprised that quite a few people were not dressed warmly. Pretty good crowd, diverse, well behaved. Several coworkers were manning the beer stands, and sampling a bit, and a few others in attendance. BOULEVARDS, a funky rapper with another guy on the sound system, from North Carolina, was pretty good, but I liked the beats more than the lyrics. MOUNT MORIAH, a kind of country/alternative rock mix, was very good. The headliners were MOUNTAIN GOATS, who were decent but not really my thing. Still, I had a nice time. Capped off when my friend Kevin informed me unranked Pitt had beaten #2 Clemson at home.