Wednesday, May 24, 2017

JOEY GRADUATES

Today Joey graduated from Flora High, and it was a nice celebration. No one, it seems, observed the request for decorum, but what the heck. I was so proud to see him stride across the stage. Tonight we went to COWBOY'S for Brazilian style dinner. We had a nice time. Herewith a few picks, the last from the restaurant.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

EVA'S ORCHID

A perfect petal
softly curved, caught by a
painter's eye observed.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

MORE EAGLE PICS

Courtesy of Barbara Luksik.

Monday, May 8, 2017

NEWEST EAGLE

Tonight Joey was awarded his Eagle Scout. Herewith a few pictures, more to follow soon.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

MORNING


MORNING

I'm awakened
by two competing haiku,
fighting in my head.

GEESE



GEESE

Every morning
two Canadians fly by
honking their hellos.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

JROTC BANQUET

Attended Joey's A. C. Flora senior-year JROTC Dining Out event on Saturday night. Posting here two pics, but might have some more soon.

Monday, April 10, 2017

CHARLESTON TRIP

Chimo and I walked all over Charleston a few weekends back, but alas we didn't take many pictures. Here are two that I managed to capture. The second is a picture of a sailing ship, with Fort Sumter barely visible in the background, taken from Battery Park.

SOJOURNER'S AWARD

Joey was awarded the National Sojourner's Award for his JROTC unit (which also won the district award as best unit). Unfortunately my shots of his presentation did not come out too well, but I did get a few, presented here, of him before and after the event.

DUPONT FOREST II

Herewith a few extra shots from Chimo's trip to Dupont in North Carolina. These pictures were taken by Chimo.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

NATIONAL CHAMPS

In 1993 I had a Lady Gamecock center in my class, a delightful person, and she invited me to attend one of her games. I had never really considered it before, but I went and had a great time, and have attended games ever since whenever I could, even when our teams struggled. It has been such fun since Dawn Staley got here. I have met her and she was really nice. We don't reach this pinnacle often, so this championship is really special. And it was wonderful to see the guys play their hearts out too. And yes, I got teary eyed.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

JOEY JROTC

Joey practiced this morning, then presented colors twice at separate events, for his ROTC battalion. Which, by the way, won the award for best JROTC unit in Richland One.

Monday, March 27, 2017

DUPONT NATIONAL FOREST

Chimo hiked and camped in Dupont National Forest in North Carolina this weekend. A few shots of the boy.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

NINETY-SIX

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

EAGLE BOARD OF REVIEW

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

Friday, January 20, 2017

HERE'S LOOKING AT YA

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.