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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...

A Little Break

Milepost 1211   It’s summer and I’ve noticed that readership has slacked off a bit now that it’s summer time so I’m going to take a short break from my computer and writing here to attend to a few other important matters.  Don’t fear...

Work has Begun on the New Layout… Sort-of…

Milepost 1210 It’s been almost a year since Mrs. M. and I tore out the old layout.  Hard to believe that, but a lot has happened since then.  The old stuff was hauled away and work began immediately on a new track plan, etc.  I’ve pretty much settled on...

765 on Home Rails

Milepost 1209 Mr. Maddox was here the other day and as soon as he came into the house, he went straight to my computer, leaned on the chair and simply said, “Trains!”  Watching trains on youtube seems to be one of his favorite activities at our house and even...

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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