Saturday, June 28, 2014

It's the thought that counts

I was looking for trucks for sale online, and came across a listing with a dozen photos.  Here are two taken of the bed.  When I viewed the first one, I wondered why they hadn't removed the paper cup and the other debris before taking the picture.  Apparently, the photographer wondered the same thing and removed the cup and took another picture*.  Both pictures were posted anyway.  Ha!

*I've looked carefully at the photos, and am 99% sure that it they are not photoshoped images, but separate pictures.  For example, the rear wheel well of the orange car in the distance is different, which indicates to me that they were taken from two different--but very close--station points.

Friday, June 27, 2014

311 Elm

311 ELM

Wednesday, June 25, 2014



Sunday, June 15, 2014


 Corinne Randall

Upon the tree of effulgent glory I have hung for thee the choicest fruits, wherefore hast thou turned away and contented thyself with that which is less good? Return then unto that which is better for thee in the realm on high.            --Bahá'u'lláh

Sunday, June 8, 2014


It took ten years to get here.

Thursday, June 5, 2014



 О мой Боже! О мой Боже! Соедини сердца слуг Твоих и открой им великую цель Твою. Да следуют они заповедям Твоим и соблюдают Твой закон. Помоги им, Боже, в их рвении и дай им силы служить Тебе. О Боже! Не оставляй их одних, но направляй стопы их светом знания Твоего и ободряй их сердца Твоей любовью. Воистину, Ты - Помощник их и их Господь.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A Little Flower

I was in the market, and a man with his 5 or 6 year old daughter walked by.  I heard him say "Gotta get some deoderant".

The little girl looked up at her father and asked in a sweet voice: "Do I need deodorant?"

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


I was given a small printing press when I was 11 years old, and I published a newspaper.  It was so tedious setting the tiles that I  ended up typing most of it. My editing skills and grasp of the language haven't improved much, I'm afraid.  Page III was written by a guest columnist--my eldest brother Bud.

Sunday, June 1, 2014