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“Pickled Parts”

Milepost 1216 Work continues on the bay window castings.  Last time, I told you about all of the filing & fussing that I had to do to get these castings looking anyway near normal.  That was a job in and of itself but the next step was time consuming.  The good...

Gaining an Appreciation for Yesterday's Modelers

Milepost 1215 After yesterday’s modeling session, I’m beginning to get a much better appreciation for what modelers from 50-60 years ago went through… and their skill level as they worked with really crude kits and supplies to build the models that they built....

No Rail Service in Findlay for a While…

Milepost 1214 Once again, heavy rains and saturated ground has led to serious flooding in Findlay.  We were “treated” to upwards of FIVE INCHES of rain last Wednesday night/Thursday morning which sent the already swollen Blanchard River out of its banks...

The Bridge to Nowhere…

Milepost 1213 I mentioned in my previous post that while we were on the White Pass & Yukon Railroad in Skagway that the fog & clouds were pretty thick.  I was able to take this photo which does look like a bridge to nowhere.  I guess you “can” see a...

I'm Back!

Milepost 1212 Yes, after a two-week hiatus, I’m back and do have some new things to share with you all here.  We were on another trip to Alaska and common sense dictates that one doesn’t alert the entire world by way of Internet postings that they won’t be...

Lucky Buck?

So please, please, pleaseLet me, let me, let meLet me get what I want this time  –  the Smiths There was great joy when a family member had secured tickets for us to attend the Big Ten football championship in Indianapolis this December. Watching my Ohio...

Running on Empty

Kids want a savior, don’t need a fakeI wanna be elected  –  Alice Cooper Is it my imagination or is everybody with a pulse running for president of the United States? The posturing, the donors, the gamesmanship, the half-truths. And that’s just in the...

Protest Movement

Free meCan’t you hear that’s what I sayFree meAnyhow or anyway  –  Roger Daltrey Recent headlines of a poor Kentucky clerk caught my attention. Her beliefs conflicted with her job duties. Many took pity on her and a presidential candidate rushed to be...

Seeking Connections, Still

Someday we’ll look back on this/ and it will all seem funny  –  Bruce Springsteen Go ahead, Eric, take the plunge. Those words were spoken by an acquaintance who a.) was excited for me to finally purchase a smartphone or b.) wanted me to finally stop...

Easy Prey

Let’s say I got a habit,Let’s say it’s hard to break,Let’s say we got to do something,Before it’s just too late  –  Neil Young It’s easy, sometimes too easy, to pile on when someone is down. But some people, I think, invite such...

 

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