In Marine Corps boot camp, if you are ordered, for whatever reason, to see the DI you knock LOUD. Then the DI says “ENTER!”

On the porch of our house this mat is what you see at the front door.

When you enter our house you don’t get the Marine Corps slogan: “Duty, God, Country”.

You don’t get JFK’s evil idea: “…ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.” Like what? To go to Vietnam? How is it that Kennedy, a Democrat, got us into that war, and it became a Republican war?

No, this is our welcome mat. Here you’ll be offered the secular Marine Corps slogan: “Honor, Courage, Commitment”.


And welcome aboard.

Published in: on October 30, 2007 at 6:29 pm  Comments (3)  

Living in the 1950’s



Camera: Canon EOS XTi
October 25, 2007

A corner in my house that tells a story. This is the kind of wonderful way life was in the 1950’s.

The milk-man would drive his truck up to our house and leave a bottle of milk. Along the way, someone might stop him to buy a bottle or a case of milk. He’d stop and help put the milk in the buyer’s car.

This is a 1950 Borden’s Milk truck. The car is a 1940 Ford.

Everyone was nice to one another.

Published in: on October 25, 2007 at 4:29 pm  Leave a Comment  

Introducing Trent Grasse


Fine Art #1

Mr. Grasse is a Master Photographer. Click on the image for a larger view of this work. It shows a cross-hatching technique that I admire and find fascinating.


See his site at Trent Grasse
He doesn’t title his works, so search his site. He makes ordinary things look extraordinary.

See his Portraits #’s 1 and 6.

And the incredible not-to-be-taken-for-granted photo #16 at his Recent Work.


Published in: on October 20, 2007 at 1:20 pm  Comments (1)  

Lovely Linda

My Love’s a match in beauty
For every flower that blows.

Linda's Flowers

These are flowers that my wife, Linda, really didn’t expect to bloom.

She just threw seeds in the earth in the Spring and here they are.

Published in: on September 1, 2007 at 1:33 pm  Leave a Comment